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Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships

This story published on Wednesday 6 May 2020
Wellcome invites preliminary applications for the Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships. These enable newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to start independent research careers in high-quality research environments. Fellowships are aimed at researchers who want to undertake a guided period of research and will go on to lead their own independent research.


Research enrichment funding – public engagement

This story published on Wednesday 6 May 2020
Wellcome invites applications for its research enrichment funding for public engagement. This helps Wellcome grantholders engage the public with their research.


Research development and engagement fellowship scheme

This story published on Tuesday 12 May 2020
The Arts and Humanities Research Council invites proposals for its research development and engagement fellowship scheme. This supports arts and humanities researchers at all career stages, enabling each fellow to undertake ambitious, innovative research and to develop as a researcher.


Research centres competition

This story published on Wednesday 6 May 2020
The Economic and Social Research Council invites applications for its research centres competition. This supports innovative new research addressing any major social and economic topic.


Research career re-entry fellowships

This story published on Wednesday 6 May 2020
Wellcome invites preliminary applications for its research career re-entry fellowships. These provide postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to re-establish their scientific careers after a continuous break from research of at least two years.


NIHR-BHF cardiovascular partnership covid-19 research

This story published on Wednesday 6 May 2020
The British Heart Foundation and the National Institute for Health Research invites applications for their covid-19 research call. This seeks proposals from the cardiovascular research community for covid-19 flagship projects.


Manufacturing the future – standard research proposals

This story published on Wednesday 6 May 2020
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council invites standard research proposals under its manufacturing the future challenge theme. This supports investigator-led research from the breadth of the engineering and physical sciences research community that addresses key challenges in UK manufacturing.


Injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care

This story published on Tuesday 12 May 2020
This opportunity is expected to open on 23 July 2020. The National Institute for Health and Social Care, under the health technology assessment programme, invites applications for its commissioned calls. The themed call is Injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care.


GCRF/Newton Fund agile response call to address COVID-19

This story published on Tuesday 12 May 2020
UK Research and Innovation, through the Global Challenges Research Fund, in partnership with the Newton Fund, invites proposals for its agile response call to address COVID-19. This supports short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in LMICs.


Doctoral training centre grant

This story published on Tuesday 12 May 2020
Epilepsy Research UK invites applications for its doctoral training centre grant. This enables research institutions to apply for multiple linked PhD studentships focussed on epilepsy and associated conditions to commence from 2021 to 2023.


Cost-effectiveness of rectus sheath blockade in emergency laparotomy

This story published on Tuesday 12 May 2020
The National Institute for Health Research, through the health technology assessment programme, invites stage 1 applications for its commissioned call. This supports research on clinical and cost-effectiveness of rectus sheath blockade in emergency laparotomy.


Space for UK on COVID-19 – open call

This story published on Tuesday 21 April 2020
UKSA and ESA invite tenders for their space for UK on COVID-19 call. The tenderer will facilitate the quick integration and deployment of concrete and sustainable solutions to help alleviate the stress on the UK healthcare ecosystem provoked by the COVID-19 outbreak, making use of the different advantages provided by space-based products and services.


Government support for research related to COVID-19

This story published on Monday 6 April 2020
NIHR and UKRI invite applications for its government support for research related to COVID-19. This prioritises COVID-19 urgent public health research to gather the necessary clinical and epidemiological evidence that will inform national policy and enable new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to be developed and tested for COVID-19.


Open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

This story published on Tuesday 31 March 2020
UK Research and Innovation invites applications for its open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19. This supports short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.


Pilot project grants

This story published on Monday 30 March 2020
Alzheimer's Research UK invites applications for its pilot project grants. These support novel research ideas that if successful would lead to a major project or programme application to ARUK or other funding body.


PhD scholarship

This story published on Monday 30 March 2020
Alzheimer’s Research UK invites applications for its PhD scholarship. This supports a full PhD programme that addresses Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


UKRI-FNR bilateral agreement – research grants scheme

This story published on Monday 30 March 2020
The Economic and Social Research Council, under UK Research and Innovation and Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg bilateral agreement, invites proposals for its research grants scheme. This supports collaborative research in any area of the social sciences within the remit of both the ESRC and FNR.


UKRI-FAPESP bilateral agreement for the research grants scheme

This story published on Monday 30 March 2020
The Economic and Social Research Council invites proposals for its research grants scheme, under the UK Research and Innovation-State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) bilateral agreement. Grants support collaborative research in any area of the social sciences within the remit of both the ESRC and FAPESP.


COVID-19 rapid call for access to the octopus facility

This story published on Monday 30 March 2020
The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Central Laser Facility invites applications for its COVID-19 rapid call for access to the octopus facility. This enables researchers to use the Octopus imaging facility for research relevant to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19.


Global health research workshop fund award pilot

This story published on Monday 30 March 2020
The National Institute for Health Research invites applications for its global health research workshop fund award pilot. This enables NIHR Academy members based in the NIHR GHR programmes to plan and lead a workshop with a defined output on a topic that is pertinent to them as an individual and relevant to other participants.


Urgency grants

This story published on Tuesday 24 March 2020
NERC invites proposals for its urgency grants. These allow scientists to respond rapidly to unexpected and transient events affecting the environment. NERC currently welcomes proposals related to the coronavirus outbreak. Proposals will need to be sensitive to social distancing and other restrictions being brought in as a result of the current situation.


Travel funding to support LMIC engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak

This story published on Wednesday 18 March 2020
The Department of Health and Social Care, under the Global Health Research programme, invites applications for its call on travel and subsistence funding to support LMIC engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Women in innovation awards

This story published on Tuesday 10 March 2020
Innovate UK, on behalf of UK Research and Innovation, invites applications for its women in innovation awards. These enable female innovators in the UK to develop their ideas and scale up their businesses in the areas of climate change, energy efficiency and health issues.


Invisible shield – countering IEDs by novel technology and techniques

This story published on Tuesday 10 March 2020
The Ministry of Defence, under its Defence and Security Accelerator and on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, invites proposals for the first phase of its call on countering improvised explosive devices by novel technology and techniques.


Artificial intelligence in health and care award

This story published on Tuesday 10 March 2020
The Accelerated Access Collaborative, in partnership with NHSX and the National Institute for Health Research invites applications for its artificial intelligence in health and care award. This aims to accelerate the testing and evaluation of the most promising AI technologies which meet the strategic aims set out in the NHS long term plan.


Research project grants

This story published on Tuesday 10 March 2020
The Leverhulme Trust invites proposals for its research project grants. These support innovative and original research projects on a topic of the applicant’s choice. Proposals may be in any field, except for studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, and research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications.


Young researcher prize

This story published on Tuesday 10 March 2020
Lush invites nominations for its young researcher prize. This supports young researchers carrying out research towards replacing animal testing in toxicology. Nominations are sought from those working on replacing, rather than reducing or refining animal experiments.


Partnership projects funding

This story published on Wednesday 4 March 2020
The Networked Quantum Information Technologies invites applications for its partnership projects. These support promising quantum technology projects that have early commercialisation potential.


APEX awards

This story published on Tuesday 11 February 2020
The Royal Society, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the British Academy, and with support from the Leverhulme Trust, invites applications for its academies partnership in supporting excellence in cross-disciplinary research (APEX) awards.


Research centre of excellence in protecting citizens online

This story published on Tuesday 11 February 2020
UKRI invites letters of intent for their research centre of excellence in protecting citizens online. This enables the establishment of a research centre of excellence which will explore holistic approaches to the development of privacy-enhancing technologies and the implications of their use in addressing the issue of protecting citizens online.


Dorothy Hodgkin fellowships

This story published on Wednesday 5 February 2020
The Royal Society invites applications for the Dorothy Hodgkin fellowships. These enable early-career scientists who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstance to take the first step into an independent research career.


Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2020

This story published on Wednesday 5 February 2020
Smart is the new name for Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused.


Research centres competition

This story published on Monday 3 February 2020
ESRC invites applications for its research centres competition. This supports innovative new research addressing any major social and economic topic. Research centre funding is aimed at experienced research leaders who require longer-term or extended support for research groups or any related larger-scale projects.


High value biorenewables enterprise fellowships

This story published on Monday 3 February 2020
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, under the High Value Biorenewables Network’s flexible fund, invites submissions for its enterprise fellowships. These enable an individual to pursue research ideas and translate them within the scope of the high value biorenewables network fund.


Teaching research and development grants

This story published on Tuesday 28 January 2020
The Academy of Marketing invites proposals for its teaching research and development grants. These support and encourage pedagogic research on evidence-based practices of innovative and effective learning, teaching and assessment methods related to marketing. Proposals should align with this year’s theme of ‘when you tire of marketing, you tire of life’.


Global partnerships seedcorn fund

This story published on Wednesday 22 January 2020
The Natural Environment Research Council invites applications for its global partnerships seedcorn fund. This enables UK environmental science researchers to establish new collaborations with international partners. Supported activities include programmes of exchange visits, scoping studies, proof of concept studies and workshops.


Research network grant scheme

This story published on Wednesday 8 January 2020
The Regional Studies Association invites applications for its research network grant scheme. This funds networks formed by RSA members who are interested in meeting to examine an issue that responds to the aims and goals of the association, and is of interest and concern to members of the association as well as non-members.


Student research bursary

This story published on Tuesday 10 December 2019
The Paget’s Association invites applications for its student research bursary. This encourages UK medical or science students, allied health professionals or nurses to pursue master’s or PhD-level research into any aspect of Paget’s disease of bone.


Leadership fellows scheme – standard route

This story published on Wednesday 20 November 2019
The Arts and Humanities Research Council invites applications for the standard route of its leadership fellows scheme. This provides time for research leaders to undertake individual research alongside collaborative activities with a potentially transformative impact on their subject area and beyond.


Training fellowships for nurses and allied health professionals

This story published on Tuesday 12 November 2019
The British Heart Foundation invites applications for its research training fellowships for nurses and allied health professionals. These provide nurses and allied health professionals with a foundation in research training in an established research institution in the UK, leading to the award of a PhD.


Modern energy cooking services – technology innovation for int'l devt

This story published on Tuesday 1 October 2019
Loughborough University, through the modern energy cooking services programme, with support from the Department for International Development and Innovate UK’s knowledge transfer network, invites applications for its call on modern energy cooking services – technology research innovation for international development.


UK joins forces with international experts to tackle global challenges

This story published on Tuesday 20 August 2019
UK researchers and innovators will work with counterparts across the planet to tackle global challenges such as Ebola outbreaks, the impact of subpolar ocean currents on global climate, and the effect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society and individuals’ happiness and wellbeing following a major funding announcement.


Urgency grants pilot

This story published on Tuesday 16 July 2019
AHRC invites expressions of interest for its urgency grants pilot call. This enables arts & humanities researchers to respond in an agile way to unanticipated urgent research needs and opportunities that meet a development need or challenge, or have the potential to support low- or middle-income countries to address the UN sustainable development goals.


Research leadership awards

This story published on Tuesday 21 May 2019
The Leverhulme Trust invites applications to its research leadership awards. These support researchers with established university careers who wish to build a research team of sufficient scale to address a distinct research problem. The aim is to create an opportunity for the development and demonstration of research leadership.


RCUK-FNR bilateral agreement – research grants scheme

This story published on Tuesday 7 February 2017
ESRC, and Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg, invite proposals for its research grants scheme. This supports collaborative research in any area of the social sciences within the remit of both the ESRC and FNR.


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