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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 Friday 17th July 2020.

Lead FunderCo-Funder(s)Industrial Strategy/GCRF/Newton?Scheme with HyperlinkDeadline (Internal)Closing DateNotes
UKRIESRC, MRC and AHRCNewtonAnnouncement of Opportunity: research call to enhance understanding and support for mental health in Colombia2020-07-272020-08-03Notification of Intent closing date: 12:00 on 3 August 2020
EUREKAMultilateral call for projects on healthy ageing2020-07-292020-08-05
WellcomeClinical research career development fellowship2020-07-292020-08-05
EPSRCAccess to high performance computing2020-07-312020-08-07
EPSRCResponsive Manufacturing Call2020-08-042020-08-11
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHREfficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – researcher-led workstream: 19/1382020-08-042020-08-11Stage 1 applications due by 1pm.
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRfficacy and mechanism evaluation – clinical efficacy study as part of an NIHR advanced fellowship2020-08-042020-08-11Applications for this scheme are due by 1pm, 11 August; linked applications must be submitted by w/c 1 June 2020.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research CouncilResponsive manufacturing outline call2020-08-042020-08-11
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHRNIHR doctoral fellowships2020-08-062020-08-13
EPSRCAdventurous Manufacturing call2020-08-062020-08-13
John Templeton FoundationSmall research grants2020-08-072020-08-14
EPSRCDecarbonising transport trough electrification Network Plus call2020-08-102020-08-17
AHRCNEH/AHRC new directions for digital scholarship in cultural institutions2020-08-112020-08-18
EPSRCPre-announcement for Research Software Engineer (RSE) Fellowships2020-08-112020-08-18Outline proposal
WellcomeCollaborative awards in science2020-08-112020-08-18Preliminary applications due by 5pm BST, 18 August 2020; full applications due by 5pm BST, 10 November 2020.
EPSRCResearch software engineering fellowships2020-08-112020-08-18
Department of Health and Social Care including NIHREfficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care2020-08-132020-08-20
NIHRNIHR Senior Investigators2020-08-192020-08-26
BBSRCSecondment bursary for early-career researchers2020-08-212020-08-28
British Agricultural History SocietyConferences and initiatives fund2020-08-252020-09-01
EPSRCStrategic equipment2020-08-262020-09-02
MRCClinician scientist fellowship2020-08-262020-09-02
MRCResearch grants – molecular and cellular medicine2020-08-262020-09-02
MRCNew investigator research grant – molecular and cellular medicine2020-08-262020-09-02
MRCProgramme grants – molecular and cellular medicine2020-08-262020-09-02Applicants must contact the programme manager at least six weeks before the deadline.
MRCPartnership grant – molecular and cellular medicine2020-08-262020-09-02Applicants must contact the programme manager at least six weeks before the deadline.
EUREKAEurostars programme2020-08-272020-09-03Applicants must contact their national project coordinator before submitting a full application.
MRCInnovation hubs for gene therapies2020-08-272020-09-03
STFCInnovations partnership scheme grants2020-08-272020-09-03
STFCFollow-on fundingT2020-08-272020-09-03
EPSRCPrecision manufacturing outline call2020-08-272020-09-03
EPSRCHealthcare technologies new challenges NetworkPlus2020-08-282020-09-04
MRCDFIDMRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 20202020-09-012020-09-08
EPSRCInternational centre-to-centre research collaborations2020-09-012020-09-08
Medical Research CouncilMRC/DFID African research leader scheme2020-09-012020-09-08
Henry Moore FoundationConferences, lectures and publications grants2020-09-022020-09-09
Henry Moore FoundationResearch and travel grants 2020-09-022020-09-09
Henry Moore FoundationLong-term research grants2020-09-022020-09-09
UKRICitizen science collaboration grant2020-09-022020-09-09
AHRCEquality, diversity and inclusion engagement fellowships pilot2020-09-032020-09-10
WellcomeResearch career development fellowships2020-09-032020-09-10Preliminary applications due by 5pm BST, 10 September; full applications due by 5pm BST, 19 November 2020.
WellcomeSir Henry Dale fellowships2020-09-032020-09-10Preliminary applications due by 5pm BST, 10 September; full applications due by 5pm BST, 19 November 2020.
OECDCRP Research Fellowship Awards 20212020-09-042020-09-11
National ArchivesScoping grants2020-09-052020-09-14
Cancer Research UKEarly detection innovation sandpit and award2020-09-062020-09-15
Great Britain Sasakawa FoundationProject grants2020-09-072020-09-15
MRCMRC/AHRC/ESRC adolescence, mental health and the developing mind initiative – call for research programmes2020-09-082020-09-15Outline proposals due by 4pm GMT+1.
EPSRCMultidisciplinary research between the cybersecurity research institutes2020-09-082020-09-15
NC3RsTraining fellowships2020-09-092020-09-15
Innovate UKEnergy catalyst round 8 – transforming energy access2020-09-092020-09-16
MRCCareer development award2020-09-102020-09-16
MRCResearch grants – infections and immunity 2020-09-112020-09-16
MRCNew investigator research grant – infections and immunity2020-09-122020-09-16
MRCPartnership grant – infections and immunity2020-09-132020-09-16
STFCErnest Rutherford fellowships2020-09-142020-09-17
UKRITuring AI world-leading researcher fellowships2020-09-152020-09-17
MRCMRC/ESRC/BBSRC/Versus Arthritis advanced pain discovery platform – multidisciplinary consortia for data generation2020-09-162020-08-31
JPI Cultural Heritage and Global ChangeCultural heritage, identities and perspectives – responding to changing societies joint call2020-09-172020-09-22
MRCPopulation and systems medicine – research grants2020-09-182020-09-23
STFCSupport for short courses and summer schools 2020-09-182020-09-25
MRCPopulation and systems medicine – new investigator research grant2020-09-192020-09-23
MRCPopulation and systems medicine – partnership grant2020-09-202020-09-23Applicants must contact the programme manager at least six weeks before the deadline.
MRCPopulation and systems medicine – programme grants2020-09-212020-09-23Applicants must contact the programme manager at least six weeks before the deadline.
WellcomeResearch enrichment funding – public engagement2020-09-222020-09-24
WellcomeResearch career re-entry fellowships2020-09-232020-09-29Preliminary applications due by 5pm BST, 29 September; full applications due by 5pm GMT, 15 December 2020.
WellcomeSir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships2020-09-242020-09-29Preliminary applications due by 5pm BST, 29 September; full applications due by 5pm BST, 15 December 2020.
ESRCUKRI, DfIDGCRFUKRI-GCRF Collective Programme Climate Resilience Network Development Call2020-09-242020-10-01
AHRCNew generation thinkers scheme2020-09-242020-10-01
STFCLeadership fellows in public engagement2020-09-242020-10-01
AHRCModern slavery policy and human rights and evidence centre – support for victims and survivors of modern slavery2020-09-252020-09-30
Heart Research UKNovel and emerging technology grant2020-09-252020-10-01Outline applications are invited between 1 September and 1 October 2020; full applications due by 1pm, 8 January 2021.
EPSRCMedical robotics for contagious diseases challenge2020-09-262020-09-30
Microbiology SocietyInternational development fund2020-09-262020-10-01
Mount Everest FoundationSupport for expeditions2020-09-272020-09-30
ESRCResearch centres competition2020-09-272020-10-06
NERCSustainable Management of UK Marine Resources2020-09-272020-10-06
UKRIeNurture network plus funding call2020-09-282020-09-30
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
MRCClinical Academic Research Partnerships Round 3: Pre-Call Announcement2020-10-022020-10-29
Royal SocietyAPEX awards2020-10-022020-10-29
British AcademyKnowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research 20212020-10-142020-10-21
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
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.
NSFNERC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRCEcology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)2020-11-112020-11-18
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
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.