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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: https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/International/funding-and-opportunities/Pages/gateway-to-international-opportunities.aspx

For more details, please contact res@reading.ac.uk 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 Thursday 29th April 2021.

Lead FunderCo-Funder(s)Industrial Strategy/GCRF/Newton?CallInternal deadlineExternal deadlineNotes
ERA-Net NORFACECHANSE transformations – social and cultural dynamics in the digital age2021-04-302021-05-07
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research CouncilQuantIC accelerated development fund2021-04-302021-05-07
NERCHidden histories of environmental science – partnership seed fund2021-05-052021-05-12
NERCAHRCHidden Histories of Environmental Science: Partnership Seed Fund2021-05-052021-05-12
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research CouncilTrustworthy autonomous systems programme – responsibility2021-05-062021-05-13
WellcomeInnovator awards2021-05-172021-05-24
Research EnglandImprove postgraduate research participation and access2021-05-202021-05-27EXTENDED DEADLINE
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRBlood and transplant research units2021-05-202021-05-27
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research CouncilBuilding collaboration at the physics of life interface2021-05-262021-06-02Outline applications due by 4pm, 2 June 2021; full proposals are invited between 15 July and 9 September 2021.
Natural Environment Research CouncilVirtual site surveys for scientific ocean drilling2021-05-262021-06-02EXTENDED DEADLINE
Innovate UKClean maritime demonstration competition – strand 12021-05-262021-06-02
Innovate UKClean maritime demonstration competition – strand 22021-05-262021-06-02
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRHealth services and delivery research programme – researcher-led workstream: 21/042021-05-272021-06-03
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRNIHR School for Social Care Research – developing research leaders awards2021-05-272021-06-03
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research CouncilProvide an electron paramagnetic resonance national research facility2021-05-272021-06-03
Economic and Social Research CouncilResearch into inclusive ageing2021-06-012021-06-08
Innovate UKInnovation in time dissemination and application2021-06-022021-06-09
MRCDevelop guidance for better research methods2021-06-032021-06-10
Royal SocietyRoyal Society International Exchanges round 22021-06-032021-06-10
NIHRInvention for Innovation: Challenge Awards Call 122021-06-032021-06-10
British AcademyUK-Poland knowledge frontiers symposium – just transitions2021-07-142021-07-21
Natural Environment Research CouncilEmbedded researcher scheme on UK climate resilience2021-07-152021-07-22
CRUKPrevention and Population Research Project Awards2021-07-152021-07-22
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRHealth technology assessment programme – commissioned calls2021-07-212021-07-28
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRHealth technology assessment programme – commissioned call: 21/242021-07-212021-07-28
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRHealth services and delivery research – commissioned call: 21/162021-07-292021-08-05
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHREfficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – dementia research call2021-08-032021-08-10
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRPublic health research programme – commissioned calls: 21/38, 21/39, 21/402021-08-052021-08-12
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRPublic health research programme – application development awards: 21/36, 21/372021-08-052021-08-12
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRPublic health research programme – dementia research call: 21/482021-08-052021-08-12
WellcomeCRISPR and beyond – perturbations at scale to understand genomes course bursaries2021-08-092021-08-16
WellcomeOrganoids – advances and applications conference bursaries2021-08-102021-08-17
WellcomeVirus genomics and evolution conference bursaries2021-08-232021-08-30
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRHealth technology assessment programme – commissioned calls: 21/501, 21/5022021-08-252021-09-01
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRHealth technology assessment programme – commissioned calls: 21/503, 21/5042021-09-082021-09-15
CRUKPrevention and Population Research Programme Awards2021-09-162021-09-23
EPSRCMathematical Sciences Small Grant Scheme2021-12-252022-01-01