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Research Funding Opportunities

The following table lists research funding opportunities relevant to colleagues at the University of Reading and is maintained by Research Services (RES). Please note that some schemes require that applications are business-led. For more details, please contact or visit the Finding Funding pages of the RES website (requires UoR log-in).

Please note that Research Services also has a dedicated page for EU funding opportunities with updates on EU funding and policy developments, as well as an Annual Funding Calendar which gives details of annual and recurring calls and not open calls with no deadlines.

You may also be interested to search University UK’s Gateway to international opportunities, a regularly updated​ depository of funding opportunities for international research collaboration and knowledge exchange, aimed at UK-based researchers/institutions.

For the interest of colleagues who are developing research grant proposals, RES also maintains a Successful Proposal Library, containing examples of past applications.

Last updated on Friday 31st May 2024.

Lead FunderCo-Funder(s)Suitable for Early Career Researchers?CallInternal deadlineExternal deadlineNotes
Royal SocietyInternational Exchanges29/05/202405/06/2024
British AcademyLeverhulme TrustSmall Research Grants29/05/202405/06/2024
MRCNIHRYesBetter methods, better research new investigator05/06/202412/06/2024
MRCNIHRBetter methods, better research05/06/202412/06/2024
MRCNIHRUnderstanding public involvement in non-clinical research05/06/202412/06/2024
MRCNIHRDevelop guidance for better research methods/a>05/06/202412/06/2024
NERCYesTEAMxUK Quantifying atmosphetic processes in moutainous regions06/06/202413/06/2024
MRCNIHREnhancing biomedical and health related data and digital platform resources11/06/202418/06/2024
Wellcome TrustAccelerator Awards11/06/202418/06/2024
British Heart FoundationTranslational awards12/06/202419/06/2024
AHRCCultural Heritage Research translated into Climate Change Policy13/06/202420/06/2024
BBSRCEnhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in BBSRC funded networks18/06/202425/06/2024
NIHRResearch Programme for Social Care Call19/06/202426/06/2024
AHRCCommunity-led heritage research and skills hub19/06/202426/06/2024
Cancer Research UK Discovery Programme Awards19/06/202426/06/2024
British AcademyInnovation Fellowship Route B Policy-Led Digital Society19/06/202426/06/2024
AHRCCollabrate with Researchers in Luxembourg20/07/202427/06/2024
AHRCDeveloping Innovative Approaches to Gender-based Violence20/07/202427/06/2024
MRCFAPESP and UKRI Artificial Intelligence for Health21/06/202428/06/2024
British AcademyAlexander von Humboldt FoundationYesFrontiers of Research Symposia21/06/202428/06/2024
EPSRCNetwork Plus: Tomorrow's Engineering Research Challenges27/06/202404/07/2024
British CouncilInternational Research Collaborations Round 202/07/202409/07/2024
NIHRResearch for Patient Benefit03/07/202410/07/2024
NIHRDefraMaximising UK adaptation to climate change research projects09/07/202416/07/2024
UKRIDEFRAMaximising UK adaptation to climate change research projects09/07/202416/07/2024
ESRCUKRI, DSIT, Open PhilanthropyMetascience Research Grants09/07/202416/07/2024
STFCEarly stage research and development scheme10/07/202417/07/2024
NERCPushing the frontiers of environmental research10/07/202417/07/2024
AHRCMission Awards Outline Stage11/07/202418/07/2024
Wellcome TrustCareer Development Awards18/07/202425/07/2024
Wellcome TrustDiscovery Awards23/07/202430/07/2024
EPSRCJSPSEPSRC UK-Japan Collaboration in Advanced Functional Materials24/07/202431/07/2024
Royal SocietyWolfson Fellowship 01/08/202407/08/2024
Royal SocietyWolfson Visiting Fellowship01/08/202407/08/2024
ESRCThe UK-Brazil Global Talent Exchange Funding Opportunity Pilot13/08/202420/08/2024
British AcademyMid-Career Fellowshisp14/08/202421/08/2024
BBSRCStandard research grant: 2024 round 3: responsive mode18/09/202425/09/2024Internal EoI deadline 17/06/2024
Royal SocietyLeverhulme TrustSenior Research Fellowship18/09/202425/09/2024
Royal SocietyResearch Grant25/09/202402/10/2024
UKRIMetascience Research GrantsPre-announcement
UKRIModelling UK Supply Chains as complex systems for resiliencePre-announcement
ESRCAHRC, NERC, DEFRAResilient UK Coastal Communities and Seas Network PlusPre-announcement
ESRCESRC Policy Talent Accelerator Network PlusPre-announcement