Excitement is building ahead of the new football season, and, as ever, the wait for the real action to start is being filled with excited debate about how teams will do and what scores the opening weekend will produce. To fill the void, football economists Dr James Reade and Carl Singleton at the University of Reading have developed a computer model that is able to predict results and even scores of games before they happen. Here’s how it works.

Forecasting is a mug’s game, everyone knows this. Nonetheless, we like doing it, especially when it comes to football. How will Reading do this weekend? This season?

Given the sheer volume of information football generates in a timely fashion, it is readily collected and analysed. Statistical models are created and used to understand more about the game (e.g. when is a short corner better than a ball whipped in under the keeper’s nose?). Such models can also be used to forecast individual match results, scorelines, and even the final league table come next May.

We have created a model which estimates how many goals each team scores in a given match as a function of their own historical attacking and defending abilities, the historical abilities of their opponents, recent form, home advantage, the disruption of international breaks and European matches, and whether the match takes place on a weekend in August or a midweek evening in November.

We use this to predict what, according to the model, is the most likely score in the upcoming matches. This is an incredibly tricky task, one that usually flummoxes even the former football professionals Mark Lawrenson and Paul Merson on a weekly basis. In general, even the most likely scoreline only has a 10-15% chance of happening according to our model. So, on top of predicting the most likely scoreline, we give what the models suggests is the probability it happens.

Reading, now managed by former Derby and Swansea manager Paul Clement, kick-off the entire English football season on Friday night, welcoming rookie boss Frank Lampard’s Derby County to the Madejski. We find that the most likely final score is a narrow 1-0 win for Derby.

Does that mean we’re wrong if it finishes 2-1 to Reading instead? In a way, yes. But also no, because we can also say that there’s a 13% chance of a 1-0 win to Derby, which means there’s an 87% chance it’s not 1-0 to Derby – but that’s an imprecise forecast and not of much interest to anybody. What we are saying is that if the game on Friday night could be replayed 100 times under the exact same conditions – after each final whistle we rewound back to kick-off – then Derby would win 13 of those games 1-0.

Once we’ve predicted one set of games and the likelihood of their possible outcomes, we can carry on doing it, all the way to the end of the season. We do this using the model to simulate the entire season forward many times, updating the model estimates after each simulated game, until at the end we arrive at many iterations of the possible final league table.

The fraction of times Reading appears in the top two league positions at the end of May gives us a prediction on how likely they are to achieve automatic promotion to the Premier League. Similarly, and for all other teams in the division, we use the model and simulations to predict the likelihood of each team making the playoffs or suffering relegation.

After each week of matches over the coming season, we will update our model and our end-of-season predictions. As more information comes to light on the relative strengths of the teams both these predictions and weekly scoreline forecasts should become increasingly accurate.

See more predictions on this dedicated blog https://econscorecast.wordpress.com/

Opening Day Scoreline Predictions

Premier League

BBSRCIndustrial Partnership Awards (IPA)2020-01-082020-01-15
British AcademyEducation and Learning in Crises2019-11-272019-12-04
NERCAnnouncement of Opportunity: Networks to build interdisciplinary communities to address air quality challenges at the indoor/outdoor interface2019-11-282019-12-05Notification of intent deadline
NIHRGlobal Health Policy and Systems Research Commissioned Awards 20192019-12-042019-12-11
EPSRCTrustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub 2019-12-052019-12-12Outline stage
MRCAHRC and ESRCAdolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind: Engagement Awards2019-12-102019-12-17
British AcademyJapan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Overseas Researchers 20202019-12-112019-12-18
Innovate UKGCRFGCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Competition2019-12-302020-01-06
EPSRCDigital security by design research projects2019-12-312020-01-07
WellcomeResearch fellowships for health professionals2019-12-312020-01-07Preliminary applications due by 7 January 2020; full applications due by 18 March 2020. This call is repeated 2 times a year.
WellcomeInvestigator awards in humanities and social science2019-12-312020-01-07Preliminary applications due by 7 January 2020; full applications due by 24 March 2020. This call is repeated 2 times a year.
WellcomeCollaborative awards in humanities and social science2019-12-312020-01-07Preliminary applications due by 7 January 2020; full applications due by 24 March 2020. This call is repeated 2 times a year.
WellcomeResearch fellowships in humanities and social science2019-12-312020-01-07Preliminary applications due by 7 January; full applications due by 18 March 2020. This call is repeated 2 times a year.
WellcomeUniversity awards in humanities and social science2019-12-312020-01-07Preliminary applications due by 7 January; full applications due by 18 March 2020. This call is repeated 2 times a year.
NIHR19/101 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)2020-01-012020-01-08
NIHR19/102 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (primary research)2020-01-012020-01-08
Innovate UKSmart grants2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 17 October 2019 and 12 noon UK time, 8 January 2020. This call is repeated 4 times a year.
MRCProgramme grants – infections and immunity2020-01-012020-01-08Deadlines on: 18 September 2019, 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
MRCPartnership grant – infections and immunity2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 8 January 2020; between 12 March and 13 May 2020; between 20 July and 16 September 2020
Deadlines on: 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
MRCResearch grants – infections and immunity 2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 8 January 2020; between 12 March and 13 May 2020; between 20 July and 16 September 2020
Deadlines on: 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
MRCNew investigator research grant – molecular and cellular medicine2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 8 January 2020; between 12 March and 13 May 2020; between 20 July and 16 September 2020
Deadlines on: 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
MRCResearch grants – molecular and cellular medicine2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 8 January 2020; between 12 March and 13 May 2020; between 20 July and 16 September 2020
Deadlines on: 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
MRCNew investigator research grant – infections and immunity2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 8 January 2020; between 12 March and 13 May 2020; between 20 July and 16 September 2020
Deadlines on: 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
AHRCGCRFGCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Call 22020-01-022020-01-09
WellcomeTechnology development grants2020-01-022020-01-09Preliminary applications due by 9 January; full applications due by 26 March 2020.
WellcomeBiomedical resource grants2020-01-022020-01-09Preliminary applications due by 9 January; full applications due by 26 March 2020.
NERCStandard research grants – including new investigator grants2020-01-072020-01-14This call is repeated 2 times a year.
NIHRResearch and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) - Call 32020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCNew Investigator Scheme2020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCBBSRC-Brazil (FAPESP) joint funding of research2020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCResponsive mode research grants2020-01-082020-01-15
Innovate UKUK-China precision for enhancing agricultural productivity2020-01-082020-01-15Registrations due by 12 noon, 15 January 2020; applications due by 12 noon, 22 January 2020.
MRCPopulation and systems medicine – research grants2020-01-082020-01-15Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 15 January 2020; between 12 March and 20 May 2020; and between 20 July and 23 September 2020.
Deadlines on: 15 January 2020, 20 May 2020, 23 September 2020.
BBSRCIndustrial Biotechnology for Improving Production of Higher Value Chemicals2020-01-092020-01-16
ESRCGovernance after Brexit programme2020-01-092020-01-16
NordForskJoint call for research on digitalisation of the public sector2020-01-092020-01-16Proposals due by 1pm CET.
WellcomeResearch enrichment funding – diversity and inclusion2020-01-092020-01-16This call is repeated 2 times a year.
BBSRCIndustrial Biotechnology for Improving Production of Higher Value Chemicals2020-01-092020-01-16
NERCGCRFAnnouncement of Opportunity: Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
NERCHighlight Topics Sixth Round2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline. Full Proposal deadline 17th March
NIHR19/108 Public mental health interventions2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
NERCGCRFAnnouncement of Opportunity: Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
NERCHighlight Topics Sixth Round2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline. Full Proposal deadline 17th March
NIHR19/108 Public mental health interventions2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
MRCHealth Systems Research Initiative Call 7: Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries2020-01-142020-01-21Outline stage
MRCHealth Systems Research Initiative Call 7: Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries2020-01-142020-01-21Outline stage
MRCPHIND: Systems based approaches to Public Health intervention development2020-01-152020-01-22
Innovate UKApplication of whole genome sequencing approaches to cancer2020-01-152020-01-22Applications are invited between 7 October 2019 and 12 noon UK time, 22 January 2020.
MRCPublic health intervention development scheme2020-01-152020-01-22Applications are invited between 11 November 2019 and 4pm GMT, 22 January 2020. This call is repeated every 2 years.
MRCNew investigator research grant – neurosciences and mental health2020-01-152020-01-22Applications are invited between 2 November 2019 and 22 January 2020; between 12 March and 27 May 2020; and between 20 July and 30 September 2020.
MRCResearch grants – neurosciences and mental health2020-01-152020-01-22Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 22 January 2020; between 12 March and 27 May 2020; and between 20 July and 30 September 2020.
Deadlines on: 22 January 2020, 27 May 2020, 30 September 2020.
MRCProgramme grants – neurosciences and mental health2020-01-152020-01-22Deadlines on: 22 January 2020, 27 May 2020, 30 September 2020.
MRCPartnership grant – neurosciences and mental health2020-01-152020-01-22Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 22 January 2020; between 12 March and 27 May 2020; and between 20 July and 30 September 2020.
Deadlines on: 22 January 2020, 27 May 2020, 30 September 2020.
MRCPHIND: Systems based approaches to Public Health intervention development2020-01-152020-01-22
NERCAnnouncement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment – Demonstrators2020-01-232020-01-30
Cancer Research UKMultidisciplinary project award2020-01-232020-01-30This call is repeated 2 times a year.
Leverhulme TrustEmeritus fellowships2020-01-232020-01-30Applications are invited between 1 September 2019 and 30 January 2020. This call is repeated once a year.
STFCSpace weather instrumentation, innovation, measurement, modelling and risk – SWIMMR call2020-01-232020-01-30Proposals are invited between 4 December 2019 and 30 January 2020.
NERCAnnouncement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment – Demonstrators2020-01-232020-01-30
British Nutrition Foundation2019-2020 BNF Drummond Pump Priming Awards 2020-01-242020-01-31
British Nutrition Foundation2019-2020 BNF Drummond Pump Priming Awards 2020-01-242020-01-31
UKRITuring Artificial Intelligence Acceleration FellowshipsT2020-01-282020-02-04Inclusivity statement deadline. Outline deadline 18/02/2020
UKRITuring Artificial Intelligence Acceleration FellowshipsT2020-01-282020-02-04Inclusivity statement deadline. Outline deadline 18/02/2020
MRCConfidence in Concept 20192020-01-292020-02-05
STFCAstronomy Research Grants2020-01-292020-02-05
Innovate UKTransforming foundation industries – fast start projects2020-01-292020-02-05Applications due by 12 noon UK time.
MRCJoint global health trials scheme – trial development grants2020-01-292020-02-05Applications are invited between 16 October 2019 and 5 February 2020. This call is repeated once a year.
MRCConfidence in concept scheme2020-01-292020-02-05This call is repeated once a year.
MRCConfidence in Concept 20192020-01-292020-02-05
STFCAstronomy Research Grants2020-01-292020-02-05
AHRCInternational placement scheme2020-01-302020-02-06This call is repeated once a year.
MRCJapan Agency for Medical Research and DevelopmentUK-Japan Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative2020-02-022020-02-09
MRCJapan Agency for Medical Research and DevelopmentUK-Japan Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative2020-02-022020-02-09
MRCTackling multimorbidity at scale: Understanding disease clusters, determinants & biological pathways2020-02-042020-02-11
MRCTackling multimorbidity at scale: Understanding disease clusters, determinants & biological pathways2020-02-042020-02-11
EPSRCTuring artificial intelligence acceleration fellowships2020-02-112020-02-18Host organisation inclusivity statements due by 4 February, outline proposals due by 4pm, 18 February; full proposals due by 21 May 2020.
British AcademyGlobal Professorships 20202020-02-122020-02-19
STFCInnovations Partnership Scheme (IPS)2020-02-132020-02-20
EPSRCAdvance Notice: Prosperity Partnership Fourth Round2020-02-132020-02-20
STFCInnovations Partnership Scheme Fellowships2020-02-132020-02-20
MRCPre-call announcement: UK-Japan Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative2020-02-132020-02-20
AHRCPre-call announcement: UK-German Call for Proposals in the Humanities, incl. Law and Linguistics2020-02-192020-02-26
UKRITuring Artificial Intelligence World-Leading Researcher Fellowships2020-03-262020-04-02Outline stage
MRCBoard to support applied global health research2020-03-312020-04-07Outline application deadline on 7 April 2020 with Full application deadline on the 6 October 2020
MRCBoard to support applied global health research2020-09-292020-10-06Outline application deadline on 6 October 2020 with Full application deadline in April 2021
British CouncilHigher Education Commission (HEC) PakistanInnovative and Collaborative Research Grant2019-11-252019-12-02Outline application deadline on 2 December 2019 with Full application deadline on the 31 January 2020

Championship

MRCAHRC and ESRCAdolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind: Engagement Awards2019-12-102019-12-17
British AcademyJapan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Overseas Researchers 20202019-12-112019-12-18
Innovate UKGCRFGCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Competition2019-12-302020-01-06
EPSRCDigital security by design research projects2019-12-312020-01-07
WellcomeResearch fellowships for health professionals2019-12-312020-01-07Preliminary applications due by 7 January 2020; full applications due by 18 March 2020. This call is repeated 2 times a year.
WellcomeInvestigator awards in humanities and social science2019-12-312020-01-07Preliminary applications due by 7 January 2020; full applications due by 24 March 2020. This call is repeated 2 times a year.
WellcomeCollaborative awards in humanities and social science2019-12-312020-01-07Preliminary applications due by 7 January 2020; full applications due by 24 March 2020. This call is repeated 2 times a year.
WellcomeResearch fellowships in humanities and social science2019-12-312020-01-07Preliminary applications due by 7 January; full applications due by 18 March 2020. This call is repeated 2 times a year.
WellcomeUniversity awards in humanities and social science2019-12-312020-01-07Preliminary applications due by 7 January; full applications due by 18 March 2020. This call is repeated 2 times a year.
NIHR19/101 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)2020-01-012020-01-08
NIHR19/102 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (primary research)2020-01-012020-01-08
Innovate UKSmart grants2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 17 October 2019 and 12 noon UK time, 8 January 2020. This call is repeated 4 times a year.
MRCProgramme grants – infections and immunity2020-01-012020-01-08Deadlines on: 18 September 2019, 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
MRCPartnership grant – infections and immunity2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 8 January 2020; between 12 March and 13 May 2020; between 20 July and 16 September 2020
Deadlines on: 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
MRCResearch grants – infections and immunity 2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 8 January 2020; between 12 March and 13 May 2020; between 20 July and 16 September 2020
Deadlines on: 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
MRCNew investigator research grant – molecular and cellular medicine2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 8 January 2020; between 12 March and 13 May 2020; between 20 July and 16 September 2020
Deadlines on: 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
MRCResearch grants – molecular and cellular medicine2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 8 January 2020; between 12 March and 13 May 2020; between 20 July and 16 September 2020
Deadlines on: 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
MRCNew investigator research grant – infections and immunity2020-01-012020-01-08Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 8 January 2020; between 12 March and 13 May 2020; between 20 July and 16 September 2020
Deadlines on: 8 January 2020, 13 May 2020, 16 September 2020.
AHRCGCRFGCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Call 22020-01-022020-01-09
WellcomeTechnology development grants2020-01-022020-01-09Preliminary applications due by 9 January; full applications due by 26 March 2020.
WellcomeBiomedical resource grants2020-01-022020-01-09Preliminary applications due by 9 January; full applications due by 26 March 2020.
NERCStandard research grants – including new investigator grants2020-01-072020-01-14This call is repeated 2 times a year.
BBSRCIndustrial Partnership Awards (IPA)2020-01-082020-01-15
NIHRResearch and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) - Call 32020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCNew Investigator Scheme2020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCBBSRC-Brazil (FAPESP) joint funding of research2020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCResponsive mode research grants2020-01-082020-01-15
Innovate UKUK-China precision for enhancing agricultural productivity2020-01-082020-01-15Registrations due by 12 noon, 15 January 2020; applications due by 12 noon, 22 January 2020.
MRCPopulation and systems medicine – research grants2020-01-082020-01-15Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 15 January 2020; between 12 March and 20 May 2020; and between 20 July and 23 September 2020.
Deadlines on: 15 January 2020, 20 May 2020, 23 September 2020.
BBSRCIndustrial Biotechnology for Improving Production of Higher Value Chemicals2020-01-092020-01-16
ESRCGovernance after Brexit programme2020-01-092020-01-16
NordForskJoint call for research on digitalisation of the public sector2020-01-092020-01-16Proposals due by 1pm CET.
WellcomeResearch enrichment funding – diversity and inclusion2020-01-092020-01-16This call is repeated 2 times a year.
BBSRCIndustrial Biotechnology for Improving Production of Higher Value Chemicals2020-01-092020-01-16
NERCGCRFAnnouncement of Opportunity: Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
NERCHighlight Topics Sixth Round2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline. Full Proposal deadline 17th March
NIHR19/108 Public mental health interventions2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
NERCGCRFAnnouncement of Opportunity: Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
NERCHighlight Topics Sixth Round2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline. Full Proposal deadline 17th March
NIHR19/108 Public mental health interventions2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
EPSRCConnected Evrything Network - Feasibility Study Call2020-01-132020-01-20
MRCHealth Systems Research Initiative Call 7: Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries2020-01-142020-01-21Outline stage
MRCHealth Systems Research Initiative Call 7: Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries2020-01-142020-01-21Outline stage
MRCPHIND: Systems based approaches to Public Health intervention development2020-01-152020-01-22
Innovate UKApplication of whole genome sequencing approaches to cancer2020-01-152020-01-22Applications are invited between 7 October 2019 and 12 noon UK time, 22 January 2020.
MRCPublic health intervention development scheme2020-01-152020-01-22Applications are invited between 11 November 2019 and 4pm GMT, 22 January 2020. This call is repeated every 2 years.
MRCNew investigator research grant – neurosciences and mental health2020-01-152020-01-22Applications are invited between 2 November 2019 and 22 January 2020; between 12 March and 27 May 2020; and between 20 July and 30 September 2020.
MRCResearch grants – neurosciences and mental health2020-01-152020-01-22Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 22 January 2020; between 12 March and 27 May 2020; and between 20 July and 30 September 2020.
Deadlines on: 22 January 2020, 27 May 2020, 30 September 2020.
MRCProgramme grants – neurosciences and mental health2020-01-152020-01-22Deadlines on: 22 January 2020, 27 May 2020, 30 September 2020.
MRCPartnership grant – neurosciences and mental health2020-01-152020-01-22Applications are invited between 12 November 2019 and 22 January 2020; between 12 March and 27 May 2020; and between 20 July and 30 September 2020.
Deadlines on: 22 January 2020, 27 May 2020, 30 September 2020.
MRCPHIND: Systems based approaches to Public Health intervention development2020-01-152020-01-22
EPSRCExCALIBUR High Priority Use Cases: Phase 12020-01-152020-01-22
NERCAnnouncement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment – Demonstrators2020-01-232020-01-30
Cancer Research UKMultidisciplinary project award2020-01-232020-01-30This call is repeated 2 times a year.
Leverhulme TrustEmeritus fellowships2020-01-232020-01-30Applications are invited between 1 September 2019 and 30 January 2020. This call is repeated once a year.
STFCSpace weather instrumentation, innovation, measurement, modelling and risk – SWIMMR call2020-01-232020-01-30Proposals are invited between 4 December 2019 and 30 January 2020.
NERCAnnouncement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment – Demonstrators2020-01-232020-01-30
British Nutrition Foundation2019-2020 BNF Drummond Pump Priming Awards 2020-01-242020-01-31
British Nutrition Foundation2019-2020 BNF Drummond Pump Priming Awards 2020-01-242020-01-31
UK Space AgencyGCRFInternational Partnership Programme Call 3 2020-01-262020-02-02
UKRITuring Artificial Intelligence Acceleration FellowshipsT2020-01-282020-02-04Inclusivity statement deadline. Outline deadline 18/02/2020
UKRITuring Artificial Intelligence Acceleration FellowshipsT2020-01-282020-02-04Inclusivity statement deadline. Outline deadline 18/02/2020
MRCConfidence in Concept 20192020-01-292020-02-05
STFCAstronomy Research Grants2020-01-292020-02-05
Innovate UKTransforming foundation industries – fast start projects2020-01-292020-02-05Applications due by 12 noon UK time.
MRCJoint global health trials scheme – trial development grants2020-01-292020-02-05Applications are invited between 16 October 2019 and 5 February 2020. This call is repeated once a year.
MRCConfidence in concept scheme2020-01-292020-02-05This call is repeated once a year.
MRCConfidence in Concept 20192020-01-292020-02-05
STFCAstronomy Research Grants2020-01-292020-02-05
Leverhulme TrustLeverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship2020-01-292020-02-05
AHRCInternational placement scheme2020-01-302020-02-06This call is repeated once a year.
MRCJapan Agency for Medical Research and DevelopmentUK-Japan Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative2020-02-022020-02-09
MRCJapan Agency for Medical Research and DevelopmentUK-Japan Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative2020-02-022020-02-09
MRCTackling multimorbidity at scale: Understanding disease clusters, determinants & biological pathways2020-02-042020-02-11
MRCTackling multimorbidity at scale: Understanding disease clusters, determinants & biological pathways2020-02-042020-02-11
EPSRCTuring artificial intelligence acceleration fellowships2020-02-112020-02-18Host organisation inclusivity statements due by 4 February, outline proposals due by 4pm, 18 February; full proposals due by 21 May 2020.
British AcademyGlobal Professorships 20202020-02-122020-02-19
STFCInnovations Partnership Scheme (IPS)2020-02-132020-02-20
EPSRCAdvance Notice: Prosperity Partnership Fourth Round2020-02-132020-02-20
STFCInnovations Partnership Scheme Fellowships2020-02-132020-02-20
MRCPre-call announcement: UK-Japan Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative2020-02-132020-02-20
AHRCPre-call announcement: UK-German Call for Proposals in the Humanities, incl. Law and Linguistics2020-02-192020-02-26
WellcomeCollaborative Awards in Science2020-02-202020-02-27Recurring, this is the November 2019 round. April round opens 21 April 2020 and closes 16 July 2020
Gen FoundationGen Foundation Grant2020-02-212020-02-28
NIHRResearch for Patient Benefit Programme - Competition 412020-03-112020-03-18
NERCAHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRCLandscape Decisions Fellowships/a>2020-03-192020-03-26
UKRITuring Artificial Intelligence World-Leading Researcher Fellowships2020-03-262020-04-02Outline stage
MRCBoard to support applied global health research2020-03-312020-04-07Outline application deadline on 7 April 2020 with Full application deadline on the 6 October 2020
MRCBoard to support applied global health research2020-09-292020-10-06Outline application deadline on 6 October 2020 with Full application deadline in April 2021
NSFNERC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRCEcology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)2020-11-112020-11-18Full proposal deadline the third Wednesday in November, annually thereafter
British CouncilHigher Education Commission (HEC) PakistanInnovative and Collaborative Research Grant2020-11-252020-12-02Outline application deadline on 2 December 2019 with Full application deadline on the 31 January 2020

Final Table Predictions

Premier League

BBSRCIndustrial Partnership Awards (IPA)2019-01-082019-01-15
British AcademyEducation and Learning in Crises2019-11-272019-12-04
NERCAnnouncement of Opportunity: Networks to build interdisciplinary communities to address air quality challenges at the indoor/outdoor interface2019-11-282019-12-05Notification of intent deadline
NIHRGlobal Health Policy and Systems Research Commissioned Awards 20192019-12-042019-12-11
EPSRCTrustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub 2019-12-052019-12-12Outline stage
MRCAHRC and ESRCAdolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind: Engagement Awards2019-12-102019-12-17
British AcademyJapan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Overseas Researchers 20202019-12-112019-12-18
Innovate UKGCRFGCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Competition2019-12-302020-01-06
NIHR19/101 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)2020-01-012020-01-08
NIHR19/102 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (primary research)2020-01-012020-01-08
AHRCGCRFGCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Call 22020-01-022020-01-09
NIHRResearch and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) - Call 32020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCNew Investigator Scheme2020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCBBSRC-Brazil (FAPESP) joint funding of research2020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCIndustrial Biotechnology for Improving Production of Higher Value Chemicals2020-01-092020-01-16
NERCGCRFAnnouncement of Opportunity: Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
NERCHighlight Topics Sixth Round2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline. Full Proposal deadline 17th March
NIHR19/108 Public mental health interventions2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
MRCHealth Systems Research Initiative Call 7: Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries2020-01-142020-01-21Outline stage
MRCPHIND: Systems based approaches to Public Health intervention development2020-01-152020-01-22
NERCAnnouncement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment – Demonstrators2020-01-232020-01-30
British Nutrition Foundation2019-2020 BNF Drummond Pump Priming Awards 2020-01-242020-01-31
UKRITuring Artificial Intelligence Acceleration FellowshipsT2020-01-282020-02-04Inclusivity statement deadline. Outline deadline 18/02/2020
MRCConfidence in Concept 20192020-01-292020-02-05
STFCAstronomy Research Grants2020-01-292020-02-05
MRCJapan Agency for Medical Research and DevelopmentUK-Japan Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative2020-02-022020-02-09
MRCTackling multimorbidity at scale: Understanding disease clusters, determinants & biological pathways2020-02-042020-02-11
British AcademyGlobal Professorships 20202020-02-122020-02-19
STFCInnovations Partnership Scheme (IPS)2020-02-132020-02-20
EPSRCAdvance Notice: Prosperity Partnership Fourth Round2020-02-132020-02-20
STFCInnovations Partnership Scheme Fellowships2020-02-132020-02-20
MRCPre-call announcement: UK-Japan Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative2020-02-132020-02-20
AHRCPre-call announcement: UK-German Call for Proposals in the Humanities, incl. Law and Linguistics2020-02-192020-02-26
UKRITuring Artificial Intelligence World-Leading Researcher Fellowships2020-03-262020-04-02Outline stage
MRCBoard to support applied global health research2020-03-312020-04-07Outline application deadline on 7 April 2020 with Full application deadline on the 6 October 2020
MRCBoard to support applied global health research2020-09-292020-10-06Outline application deadline on 6 October 2020 with Full application deadline in April 2021

Championship

Royal SocietyBritish Academy, Royal Academy of EngineeringAPEX Awards2019-11-192019-11-26
British AcademyBritish Academy / Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships2019-11-202019-11-27
The Academy of Medical SciencesMRC, Royal Society, Royal Academy of EngineeringSUSTAIN2019-11-222019-11-29
British AcademyEducation and Learning in Crises2019-11-272019-12-04
NERCAnnouncement of Opportunity: Networks to build interdisciplinary communities to address air quality challenges at the indoor/outdoor interface2019-11-282019-12-05Notification of intent deadline
Innovate UKGCRFGCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Competition2019-12-302020-01-06
NIHRGlobal Health Policy and Systems Research Commissioned Awards 20192019-12-042019-12-11
EPSRCTrustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub 2019-12-052019-12-12Outline stage
British AcademyJapan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Overseas Researchers 20202019-12-112019-12-18
NIHR19/101 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)2020-01-012020-01-08
NIHR19/102 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (primary research)2020-01-012020-01-08
AHRCGCRFGCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Call 22020-01-022020-01-09
NIHRResearch and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) - Call 32020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCNew Investigator Scheme2020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCIndustrial Partnership Awards (IPA)2019-01-082019-01-15
BBSRCBBSRC-Brazil (FAPESP) joint funding of research2020-01-082020-01-15
BBSRCIndustrial Biotechnology for Improving Production of Higher Value Chemicals2020-01-092020-01-16
NERCGCRFAnnouncement of Opportunity: Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
NERCHighlight Topics Sixth Round2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline. Full Proposal deadline 17th March
NIHR19/108 Public mental health interventions2020-01-132020-01-20Notification of intent deadline; full proposal deadline 17th March
MRCHealth Systems Research Initiative Call 7: Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries2020-01-142020-01-21Outline stage
MRCPHIND: Systems based approaches to Public Health intervention development2020-01-152020-01-22
NERCAnnouncement of Opportunity: Constructing a Digital Environment – Demonstrators2020-01-232020-01-30
British Nutrition Foundation2019-2020 BNF Drummond Pump Priming Awards 2020-01-242020-01-31
UKRITuring Artificial Intelligence Acceleration FellowshipsT2020-01-282020-02-04Inclusivity statement deadline. Outline deadline 18/02/2020
MRCConfidence in Concept 20192020-01-292020-02-05
STFCAstronomy Research Grants2020-01-292020-02-05
MRCTackling multimorbidity at scale: Understanding disease clusters, determinants & biological pathways2020-02-042020-02-11
British AcademyGlobal Professorships 20202020-02-122020-02-19
STFCInnovations Partnership Scheme (IPS)2020-02-132020-02-20
EPSRCAdvance Notice: Prosperity Partnership Fourth Round2020-02-132020-02-20
STFCInnovations Partnership Scheme Fellowships2020-02-132020-02-20
MRCPre-call announcement: UK-Japan Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative2020-02-132020-02-20
AHRCPre-call announcement: UK-German Call for Proposals in the Humanities, incl. Law and Linguistics2020-02-192020-02-26
UKRITuring Artificial Intelligence World-Leading Researcher Fellowships2020-03-262020-04-02Outline stage