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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 17th February 2023.

Lead FunderCo-Funder(s)Industrial Strategy/GCRF/Newton?CallInternal deadlineExternal deadlineNotes
MRCNew Unit Funding Opportunity2023-02-142023-02-21
Academy of Medical SciencesDaniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships2023-02-142023-02-21
MRCEPSRCTechnological Innovation for Understanding Cancers of Unmet Need2023-02-162023-02-23
EPSRCVaccines Manufacturing Research Hubs2023-02-212023-02-28Pre-announcement
STFCResource for GridPP7 Operations2023-02-232023-03-02
STFCAccelerator Science Research and Development Consortia outlines2023-02-232023-03-02
MRCBBSRC, EPSRC, Innovate UKDiagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance JPIAMR2023-02-282023-03-07
Royal SocietyInternational Exchanges2012-03-012012-03-08
Royal SocietyJSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship2023-03-012023-03-08
STFCAstronomy Observation and Theory Small Awards 20232023-03-012023-03-08
STFCSolar and Planetary Studies Small Awards 20232023-03-012023-03-08
MRCPublic Health Intervention Development2023-03-012023-03-08
Nuffield FoundationResearch, Development and Analysis Fund2023-03-062023-03-132 stage application with the 2 stage deadine expected in July 2023
BBSRCPioneer Awards Early Stage Frontier Bioscience Research2023-03-072023-03-14
Innovate UKResearch Starter Programme2023-03-082023-03-15
Innovate UKLarge R&D partnerships2023-03-082023-03-15
Innovate UKFarming Futures: automation and robotics, industrial research2023-03-082023-03-15
Royal SocietyRoyal Society Wolfson Fellowship2023-03-152023-03-22
Royal SocietyRoyal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship2023-03-152023-03-22
MRCDevelopmental Pathway Funding Scheme2023-03-152023-03-222 stage application with the 2 stage deadine of the 2023-07-05
NERCAdressing Environmental Challenges NERC Highlight Topics 20232023-03-152023-03-22Check for internal competitions
NERCDerisking Geological Disposal of Radioactive waste in the UK2023-03-162023-03-23
EPSRCBBSRCImpact focused supergen hubs in bioenergy, networks and ORE2023-03-162023-03-23
UKRIDevelop a UK digital twinning research community with a NetworkPlus2023-03-162023-03-23
BBSRCInnovation to Commercialisation of University Research (ICUre)2023-03-202023-03-27
NERCGrowing roots: environmental science public engagement 2023-242023-03-202023-03-27
British AcademyInternational Fellowships2023-03-212023-03-28
Royal SocietyNewton International Fellowships2023-03-212023-03-28
AHRCInsight and Foresight unit for R+D in screen and performance2023-03-212023-03-28
Royal SocietyIndustry Fellowships2023-03-222023-03-29
BBSRCStrategic Equipment Grant2023-03-232023-03-30
Innovate UKFarming Futures: automation and robotics, experimental development2023-03-252023-04-01
Wellcome TrustWellcome Career Development Awards2023-03-292023-04-04
AHRCGreen Transition Ecosystems2023-03-302023-04-06Pre-announcement
Wellcome TrustWellcome Discovery Awards2023-04-032023-04-11
AHRCEarly Career Fellowships in Cultural and Heritage Institutions2023-04-232023-04-30
ESRCAHRC, BBSRCPre-announcement: UKRI Policy Fellowships2023-04-01Pre-announcement. Deadline to be confirmed