How to use the Gateway:
can search for relevant funding opportunities by including keywords in the
'Search the Gateway' search function. Entries can also be sorted alphabetically by scheme,
call, theme and region, and chronologically by deadline. To see the
details a specific opportunity, please click on the link in the
"Call" column (you will be redirected to the call's webpage).
Newton Fund opportunities (various)
Various calls opening throughout the year with funding activities including capacity building, fellowships, mobility schemes, research collaborations, and innovation partnerships to develop innovative solutions to development issues for Newton partner countries.
GCRF Research Councils calls (various)
Link to all open GCRF calls led by one or more of the UK's Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC) or UKRI.
FCDO, MRC, NIHR, Wellcome
This scheme seeks to support research that addresses the health problems affecting low and middle income countries (LMICs) by funding definitive trials that are likely to produce implementable and generalisable results to change policy and practice. A total of up to £1 million is available for this call to support several trial development grants from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Wellcome.
Collaborative Awards in Science
Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery. We fund teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts. The lead applicant must be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland, or a LMIC (apart from India or mainland China). Other applicants can be based in the same or different countries anywhere in the world (apart from mainland China).
British Council, BIRAX Ageing
The UK-Israel Early Career Researcher Mobility Programme
The UK-Israel Early Career Researcher Mobility Programme aims to strengthen academic collaboration between the UK and Israel by providing mobility grants to early career researchers who work in the priority sectors of neuroscience and ageing. We are inviting British and Israeli researchers at the beginning of their academic career who wish to travel to Israel/UK to participate in a conference, a course, an exchange visit to a laboratory or other visits where it can be shown to be of value for increasing the applicant’s involvement and knowledge/skills in the priority areas.
The Wohl Clean Growth Alliance
UK-German collaborative research projects in the humanities
Academy of Medical Sciences
Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships
These Travel Fellowships provide an opportunity for biomedical researchers from the Middle East to visit a research institution of their choice in the UK, and for those from the UK to visit a research institution of their choice in the Middle East. The aim of the scheme is to encourage early and mid-career researchers to experience an alternative research environment, to learn new techniques and develop ideas for future collaborations.
Global coronavirus research and innovation network
British Council Malaysia
A.R.C Challenge Malaysia Grant – in response to Climate Change and COP26
The A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia Grant provides seed-funding for collaborations between stakeholders in the UK and Malaysia, which respond to a common challenge in the field of climate change through shared solutions that empower young people to take positive action which can cascade awareness and create greater resilience amongst others in their generation, as well as influence policy making. Ideally, we would include projects which are from the arts and creative industries, education and science sectors in our final awards.
Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation - Call 4
The fourth call of the RIGHT programme will award funding to address the global burden of unintentional injuries (including but not limited to road traffic accidents, falls, burns and drowning), and urgent and emergency care. This funding opportunity is open to lead applicants from UK or LMIC institutions. RIGHT typically awards funding of £1-5 million (maximum of £5 million) for research projects with a duration of 3-5 years.
Global Health Research Centres Call 1 - Research and Institutional Capacity Strengthening in Non-Communicable Diseases
The Global Health Research Centres programme provides substantive funding to support research-driven partnerships between institutions in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and in the UK. The first call will fund centres to undertake high quality research in non-communicable diseases and support the development of a critical mass of sustainable, competitive research capacity. Funding awards of up to £10 million over five years are available to consortia made up of one UK institution and up to four LMIC institutions.
Global Health Research Groups
These awards will provide funding to collaborations of specialist researchers within universities and research institutes in LMICs and the UK who wish to establish new programmes of applied health research. Global Health Research Groups will be either new to delivering applied health research globally or wish to expand an existing partnership. Global Health Research Groups will address unmet global health needs through equitable research partnerships and must have Joint UK and LMIC Lead applicants, clear plans to strengthen research capacity and support future sustainability of research in partner countries.
JSPS London Call for the Short Term Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan
This programme provides the opportunity for short-term visits for pre- and post-doctoral UK researchers and European, North American and Canadian researchers based in the UK and Ireland, for cooperative research with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Institutions. The programme is designed to provide researchers with first-hand experience of the research and living environment in Japan, whilst expanding academic exchange between Japan and the UK or Ireland. Researchers from any fields are eligible to apply.
These schemes are for scientists based in the UK who want to stimulate collaborations with leading scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel. The funding available is dependent upon the length of the visit.
Royal Society, JSPS
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship
The scheme, which is funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), provides the opportunity for highly qualified early career researchers to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.
A*STAR, NTU, NUS, SUTD
Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)
The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The award will provide up to 4 fours of PhD studies. PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NTU, NUS or SUTD.
MRC, BBSRC, NERC
Interventions to reduce antibiotic resistance or transmission
Apply for funding to develop or test interventions to reduce the transmission of antibiotic resistance. Your project must aim to either understand the impact of interventions or design, test or compare new interventions. You must apply as part of a transnational consortium. Consortia should consists of a maximum of six project partners. The maximum number of partners can be increased to seven if the consortium includes a partner coming from either low and middle income countries, or from Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
UK-Ireland collaboration in digital humanities
The Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK (AHRC) and the Irish Research Council (IRC) are collaborating on a new funding programme that aims
to deliver a transformational impact on Digital Humanities research in the UK and Ireland..This Research Grants Call is intended to support large, collaborative UK-Ireland research projects.
These joint projects are expected to have a transformational impact in the Digital Humanities through
innovative, multidisciplinary research that engages extensively with wider partners.