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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 calls (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 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.
Horizon Europe calls (various)
Link to all open Horizon Europe calls.
Participate in an ongoing COST Action
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions calls (various)
The Wohl Clean Growth Alliance
The Wohl Alliance is a new
initiative funded by the Wohl Legacy and managed by the British Council
together with the UK Science and Innovation Network in Israel, in partnership
with the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology. The Wohl Alliance
aims to further research-linked cooperation between the UK and Israel in areas
of clean growth linked to food, water and energy. The Wohl Alliance will offer grants
of up to £20,000 to help form, maintain, enlarge and promote such collaboration.
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme - Funding opportunities
BBSRC, European and international funders through the European Joint Programme on Soil (EJP SOIL)
Collaborating for healthy, resilient and sustainable agricultural soils
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will fund research on agricultural soils. Your project can focus on one of the following: soil biodiversity: status and role in ecosystem services, or soil improvements: site-specific or landscape-scale ways to improve sustainability, resilience, health and productivity of soils. The full economic cost (fEC) of your project can be between £62,500 and £625,000. BBSRC will fund 80% of this.
GBSF Regular Grants
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (GBSF)’s aim is to develop good relations between the UK and Japan by advancing the education of the people of both nations in each other’s culture, society and achievements. It seeks to promote mutual understanding and cooperation through financial support for 'pump-priming' activities in multiple disciplines. GBSF also offer limited travel grants to a maximum of £2,000 to PhD students wishing to travel to Japan for dissertation research or to complete fieldwork.
GBSF Butterfield Awards
The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (GBSF)'s Butterfield Awards facilitate exploratory exchanges and collaborations between professionals in Japan and the UK, and the investigation of scientific, clinical, social and economic aspects of medicine in which Japanese and British researchers, practitioners, policy makers, managers and voluntary sector workers may learn from each other. The grants may be used for travel expenses or to contribute to other costs as appropriate. A small number of awards of around £5,000 are offered annually. Proposals for continuous funding of up to £5,000 per annum for a maximum of three years are acceptable. Applications for smaller – and, exceptionally, larger – sums can be considered.
AHRC Follow-on fund: creative economy for sustainable development
ITK, UKRI, POLAR, NRC, PARKS, FRQ
Understanding environmental change in Inuit Nunangat
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI), Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR), National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Parks Canada (PARKS), and the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec (FRQ) are calling for for Research Proposals in support of key themes connected to climate-driven changes to the terrestrial, coastal and near-shore marine environments in Inuit Nunangat, as well as impacts on Inuit and community health and well-being. Your project must include an Inuk, Inuit organisation or community representative involved as either principal or co-investigator.
JSPS, Royal Society
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)'s 'Open Partnership for Joint Projects and Seminars' call provides Japanese researchers an opportunity to conduct research or hold a seminar with researchers around the world who reside in a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
Royal Society of Engineering
The Royal Academy of Engineering offers Research Fellowships to outstanding early-career researchers worldwide who have been awarded their PhD in the last four years to support them to become future research leaders in engineering. The scheme provides funding for five years. Each application is capped at a maximum contribution from the Academy of £500,000 over the five-year period, at 80% of full economic costs. Research Fellowships must be held at a UK higher education institution/university.
Work with US researchers: BBSRC-NSF/BIO lead agency 2021
EPSRC, SFI, FNR, NSF, FAPESP
EPSRC working with overseas scientists
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Science Foundation Ireland (SRI), Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) invite applications from UK researchers to work with overseas researchers in Ireland, Luxembourg, Brazil and the United States. Research grants are open to UK higher education institutions, research council institutes, UKRI-approved independent research organisations and NHS bodies.
BBSRC Brazil pump-priming award
BBSRC international travel award scheme
UKRI. AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, NSF/SBE
UKRI-SBE lead agency opportunity
This opportunity - funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and the US National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (NSF/SBE) - allows UK and US-based researchers to submit a collaborative proposal that will go through a single review process. Proposals will be accepted for collaborative research in areas where NSF/SBE and UKRI’s research remits overlap.
AHRC Working with Brazilian researchers
ESRC Working with Brazilian researchers
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) invite applications to work with overseas researchers in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. You can get between £350,000 and £1 million (full economic cost) from ESRC for the UK part of the project. Proposals approved for funding will be financially supported by ESRC and FAPESP.
ESRC: Working with Luxembourg researchers
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) invite applications to work with researchers in Luxembourg. You can apply for between £350,000 and £1 million full economic cost for the UK part of the project. If your application is successful, ESRC will contribute 80% of your costs and the host institution is expected to support the remaining 20%.
Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research 2022
The British Academy invites proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop international interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and / or medical sciences, focusing on the question, "what is a good city?". The lead applicant must be a researcher from the humanities and social sciences and be based at an eligible UK university or research institute. Applications may include co-applicants and other participants from overseas where appropriate.
Laboratoire d'excellence: Pasts in the Present
Work with French researchers on interdisciplinary AHRC projects
MSIT, NRF, UKRI
UK and South Korea biomedical and health researcher exchange
UK-Kuwait Science Roundtable –“Science Kick-Start” call for bids
The Science Kick-Start Programme, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), is designed to support collaborative efforts to progress research proposals that were presented at the UK-Kuwait Science Roundtable on the 15-17 March 2021. Funding will be for one year. Bids for funding cannot exceed more than £15,000 (KD 6000) and can include the following: Research Visits; Publications/Reports; Conferences/Webinars; Small-scale contributory research.
Examining UK-China creative industries research and innovation
The Royal Society
The Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme
The Lisa Jardine scheme encourages junior researchers in the humanities and arts to seek to expand their interests in history of science and related interdisciplinary studies by travelling in order to use archival resources. Grants are intended to encourage the free movement of researchers across disciplines and countries and to stimulate academics studying intellectual history to consider science in their research. Up to £2,000 for international travel to any relevant research destination, for short exploratory research trips (no more than 1 month) or one off event attendance.