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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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