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Research Funding Opportunities

The following table lists research funding opportunities relevant to the University of Reading.  This list is maintained by Research and Enterprise Services (RES).  The list includes schemes that form part of the Newton Fund, GCRF, and the Industrial Strategy.  Please note that some schemes require that applications are business-led.

Colleagues also may also be interested by the following UUK list of international funding opportunities:

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.

Last updated on Monday 28th September 2020.

Lead FunderCo-Funder(s)Industrial Strategy/GCRF/Newton?Scheme with HyperlinkDeadline (Internal)Closing DateNotes
ESRCResearch centres competition2020-09-272020-10-06
NERCSustainable Management of UK Marine Resources2020-09-272020-10-06
MRCBoard to support applied global health research2020-09-292020-10-06
BBSRCStandard follow-on funding2020-09-302020-10-07
BBSRCSuper follow-on funding 2020-10-012020-10-07
MRCJoint global health trials scheme – global health trial research grants2020-10-012020-10-08
BBSRCTransformative research technologies2020-10-012020-10-08
NERCAnnouncement of Opportunity: NERC-ESRC funded Unconventional Hydrocarbons in the UK Energy System (UKUH) programme launches an Open Call2020-10-052020-10-12Full application
AHRCCapability for Collections Fund2020-10-062020-10-13
AHRCGCRFGCRF Highlight Notice for International Develpment: Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme 20202020-10-062020-10-13
British AcademyPostdoctoral Fellowships2020-10-072020-10-14
ADRESRCADR UK Data First magistrates' and Crown Court Data Research Fellowship Scheme2020-10-132020-10-20
British AcademyKnowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research 20212020-10-142020-10-21
Innovation Funding ServiceAgri-tech catalyst round 10: agriculture and food systems, early stage 2020-10-142020-10-21
MRCClinical Academic Research Partnerships Round 3: Pre-Call Announcement2020-10-022020-10-29
Royal SocietyAPEX awards2020-10-022020-10-29
AHRCGCRFUrgency grants pilot2020-10-242020-10-31
AHRCUrgency grants pilot2020-10-242020-10-31Applicants should submit an expression of interest at the earliest opportunity following the emergence of the urgency need or context.
Diabetes UKRD Lawrence fellowship2020-10-242020-10-31
United Kingdom Literacy AssociationResearch grants2020-10-252020-11-01
British AcademyLeverhulmeSmall Research Grants 2020-212020-11-042020-11-11
World Cancer Research FundResearch Grants2020-11-092020-11-16
AHRCTowards a national collection – discovery projects2020-11-102020-11-17Outline proposals due by 4pm GMT, 17 November 2020; full proposals due by 4pm BST, 29 April 2021.
EPSRCStephen Hawking Fellowships2020-11-112020-11-18
NSFNERC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRCEcology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)2020-11-112020-11-18
British AcademyThe British Academy Wolfson Fellowships2020-11-182020-11-25
NIHRResearch Professorships Round 112020-11-192020-11-26
NIHRNIHR Global Research Professorships Round 42020-11-192020-11-26
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRGlobal health research workshop fund award pilot2020-11-242020-12-01
Diabetes UKProject grants2020-11-242020-12-01
Diabetes UKEarly-career small grants for basic scientists2020-11-242020-12-01
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHREfficacy and mechanism evaluation programme2020-11-242020-12-01
British CouncilHigher Education Commission (HEC) PakistanInnovative and Collaborative Research Grant2020-11-252020-12-02
NERCKnowledge Exchange Fellowships2020-11-252020-12-02
NERCAHRC, ESRCFuture of UK Treescapes - Call for Proposals2020-12-012020-12-08
Novo Nordisk FoundationResearch Grants2020-12-032020-12-10
Great Britain Sasakawa FoundationButterfield awards in medicine and health2020-12-082020-12-15
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRPublic health research programme rapid funding scheme2020-12-242020-12-31
EPSRCManufacturing the future – standard research proposals2020-12-242020-12-31Proposals due by 4pm. Proposals should be submitted before the batching dates to ensure there is enough time for the peer-review process to be completed. Proposals submitted after this date, or those that do not have sufficient reviews in time for the panel, will be assessed by the most appropriate capability theme panel at a later date.
Action on Hearing LossFellowship Scheme2021-01-052021-01-12