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New calls added in March

Organisation Details Date
The Institution of Engineering and Technology IET Postgraduate Research Awards
The Institution of Engineering and Technology invites applications for its postgraduate prize. This supports research work leading to the award of a doctoral degree, with a preference for electrical, electronic or manufacturing engineering.
Funder deadline: 4 April 2024
Wellcome Trust Career development awards
This scheme provides funding for mid-career researchers from any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders. They will develop their research capabilities, drive innovative programmes of work and deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.
Funder deadline: 11 April 2024
MRC

MRC Career Development Award
Apply for support to become an independent researcher in a medical research field. Your research can focus on any area of Medical Research Council (MRC)’s remit to improve human health. You must:

  • have a PhD or equivalent
  • show evidence of career progression
  • show clear plans for developing as a leader in your area of research
Call closes every April and September. Next deadline 17th April
MRC

Senior non-clinical fellowship
Apply for support to become an internationally recognised research leader in your field. Your research can focus on any area of Medical Research Council’s (MRC) remit to improve human health. You must:

  • have a PhD or equivalent
  • have experience leading research funded by a major funder
  • be managing your own independent research group

There is no limit on the amount of funding you can apply for.

 

Closing date: 17 April 2024 4:00pm
MRC

Career development award
Apply for support to become an independent researcher in a medical research field. Your research can focus on any area of Medical Research Council (MRC)’s remit to improve human health. You must:

  • have a PhD or equivalent
  • show evidence of career progression
  • show clear plans for developing as a leader in your area of research

There is no limit on the amount of funding you can apply for.

Closing date: 17 April 2024 4:00pm
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

ESRC postdoctoral fellowships
Apply for a postdoctoral fellowship to develop: publications, networks, research skills, professional skills.
You must:

  • have completed your PhD at a UK research organisation
  • have less than 12 months’ active postdoctoral experience (at full-time rate) measured from passing your viva voce to the competition closing date

Fellowships must be held at a research organisation that is part of a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and aligned to an accredited subject area. Your application can be from a single discipline or a combination of disciplines, but social sciences must make up at least 50% of your fellowship activities.

 

Closing date: 16 May 2024 4:00pm UK time
UKRI

Future Leaders Fellowships: round 9
Funding to support ambitious research and innovation across UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s remit.You must be an early career researcher or innovator who is either:

  • looking to establish or transition to independence
  • developing their own original and ambitious plans within a commercial setting

 

Closing date: 18 June 2024 4:00pm UK time
NIHR Coordinated Call: NIHR Global Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) Projects Call 2

NIHR invites proposals to support applied research to strengthen health policy and health systems for the benefit of people in Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible countries on the DAC list, with awards available from £250,000 up to £800,000 for up to 3 years in duration. Global health policy and systems research applications can include, but are not limited to, aspects of leadership and governance, financing, health workforce, information systems, quality of care and health service delivery, health services, and impacts of broader determinants of health.  

To take part in the internal coordination process, please complete the online form by 18th April. If you are asked to log-in, please use your Raven details. Please note, this online form cannot be saved and returned to.

If you have any queries, please contact researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk

internal deadline: 18th April 2024

Funder deadline: 19th June 2024

UKRI MRC partnership responsive mode
Apply for funding to support new partnerships between diverse groups of researchers within the remit of Medical Research Council (MRC). You must be a researcher employed by a research organisation eligible to apply for MRC funding. The grant will allow you to:
  • establish new, high-value collaborative activities or capabilities
  • add value to high-quality scientific programmes that are already supported by grants from MRC and other funders
There are three deadlines a year, the next one is 15th May 2024
Wellcome Trust  Wellcome Trust Early Career Award
This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Through innovative projects, they will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, they will be ready to lead their own independent research programme.
 
Three times a year - Upcoming deadlines in May and October 2024
MRC

Applied global health research: stage one
Applied global health partnership: stage one
Apply for funding to support applied research/partnership that will address global health challenges and inequities. We are looking to develop a portfolio of high-quality global research/partnership which will be diverse, promote multidisciplinarity and strengthen global health research capacity.

Closing date: 13 June 2024 4:00pm UK time
co-funded by MRC and NIHR. Pre-announcement: Enhancing biomedical and health related data and digital platform resources
Funding for data and digital platform resources that will support, manage, link, share and access data at scale for biomedical, health and care research.

Opening: 9 April 2024 9:00am UK time

Webinar: 25 April 2024 12:30pm

Closing: June 2024

EPSRC

EPSRC Network Plus: Tomorrow’s Engineering Research Challenges
EPSRC is inviting new ideas to address Tomorrow’s Engineering Research Challenges (TERC) by supporting diverse teams from across disciplines to forge new research capabilities.

Each Network Plus must have ‘engineering at the heart’ and imaginatively use the plus element to develop insights and approaches to address relevant challenges within the TERC report whilst ensuring a level of interoperability and integration across the different levels of challenges.

Closing date: 9 July 2024 4:00pm UK time
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Pushing the frontiers of environmental research

Apply for funding to pursue an ambitious, high risk and high reward project in environmental research. We welcome:

  • multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research
  • projects delivered in partnership with other research funders and users
Closing date: 17 July 2024 4:00pm UK time
NIHR

24/13 Digital technology enabled interventions in Social Care
The aim of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme is to ensure that high quality research information on the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests are produced in the most efficient way for those who plan, provide or receive care from NHS and social care services.

Webinar: 21 May 2024, 12pm to 1.15pm.

deadline: 13:00 on 24 July 2024

NIHR

24/28 Parenting Interventions
The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme is accepting Stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic.
Research question:

  • How do interventions which affect access, engagement and retention of disadvantaged parents in parenting interventions impact health and health inequalities?

webinar: Wed 5 June 2024, 1:15 - 2:30pm. 

Stage one deadline: 1pm on 9 August 2024

NIHR

24/29 The health of children and young people in contact with the criminal justice system
The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme is accepting Stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic.
Research question:

  • What interventions have an impact on the physical or mental health of children and young people in contact with the criminal justice system?

webinar: Wed 5 June 2024, 1:15 - 2:30pm.

Stage one deadline: 1pm on 9 August 2024

EPSRC

Pre-announcement: Technologies to enable independence for people living with dementia
Apply for funding to develop a Network Plus focused on the development and use of novel tools and technologies to enable people to live independently with dementia, including their carers.

We are looking to build capacity and bring together new communities across engineering and physical sciences and health and care, to tackle challenges in dementia research.

Opening: 16 May 2024

Closing: 10 September 2024 4:00pm UK time

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Accelerating research outcomes to deliver a prosperous net zero: outline
Apply for follow-on funding to build on existing engineering and physical sciences research outputs to accelerate economic, societal, policy and environmental benefits. The proposed benefits must contribute to delivering Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)’s Engineering Net Zero (ENZ) priority.

Outline closing date: 16 May 2024 4:00pm

Full stage opening: 16 July 2024 9:00am

Full stage closing: 24 September 2024 4:00pm

The Royal Society

Pre-announcement – Royal Society Faraday Discovery Fellowships
Large Up to £8M over a ten-year period, investigator-led grants awarded to a single Principal Investigator (PI) to enable them to establish an outstanding team of researchers to address challenging research questions.

The programme will provide the most talented mid-career researchers with the time and freedom to focus on their research, providing long-term, stable funding to allow them to tackle difficult and intractable problems.

Opens: 14th August 2024

Funder deadline: 2nd October 2024

NIHR

Public Health Research Programme Rapid Funding Scheme
The Rapid Funding Scheme (RFS) offers researchers the opportunity to apply for funds to conduct rapid baseline data collection, as well as other feasibility work, prior to intervention implementation, for unique, time-limited opportunities such as a natural experiment or similar evaluations of a new public health intervention.

This scheme is not intended to fund studies which provide definitive answers to questions to inform service provision – it is to prepare for such studies.

Closes: 27 December 2024
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Pre-announcement: Health Technologies Connectivity Awards
Apply for funding to spend time in a different research or user environment to build new connections within health technologies. Novel Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) research contributing to the delivery of the Health Technologies Strategy must comprise a proportion of the placement.

Opening date: May 2024

Webinar: TBC

Closing date: TBC

Calls added in January

Organisation Details Date
Wellcome Trust Climate Impacts Awards: Unlocking urgent climate action by making the health effects of climate change visible
The aim of this scheme is to make the impacts of climate change visible across a wide range of physical and mental health outcomes in order to drive urgent climate policy and practice change at scale. This scheme will fund transdisciplinary teams to deliver short-term, high-impact projects, combining evidence generation with communications and/or public engagement.
Full application deadline: 3 April 2024
Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Career Development Awards
This scheme provides funding for mid-career researchers from any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders. They will develop their research capabilities, drive innovative programmes of work and deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.

Deadline: 11 April 2024, 17:00 BST
Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Discovery Awards
This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. 

Deadline: 16 April 2024, 17:00 BST
NIHR

23/170 EME Platform studies to efficiently evaluate the efficacy of multiple interventions
Applications to this call must describe a phase 2 platform study seeking to evaluate a number of predetermined technologies. Each technology must have sufficient clinical, human proof of concept, such that the proposed trial arms are each within remit for the EME programme. The platform must aim to provide appropriate efficacy data to inform any subsequent clinical and cost effectiveness trials.

Deadline: 23 April 2024 1pm
NIHR

23/175 Public Health Programme researcher-led
We focus on funding health-related research into services that, are not provided or funded by the NHS, can be rolled out on a large scale, have potential to create sustainable, population-level changes. We are particularly interested in studies that focus on the wider determinants of health and will generally ask for health-related outcome measures.We fund studies that evaluate the impact on health and health inequalities of real-world interventions in the UK. 

Deadline: 23 April 2024 1pm
NIHR

23/177 NIHR NICE Rolling Call (PHR Programme)
Proposals must be within the remit of the PHR Programme and the primary outcome measure must be health related. This call is also open in the the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME), and Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programmes for proposals which fall within the remit of those programmes - applicants should apply directly to the relevant programme.

Deadline: 23 April 2024 1pm
Medical Research Council (MRC)

Pre-announcement: African Research Leaders
Apply for funding to support exceptional early to mid-career African researchers to conduct excellent global health research across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Researchers should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a UK-based partner as part of a partnership between the African and UK institutions.

Closing date: 24 April 2024 4:00pm UK time
NIHR

24/4 NIHR James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships Rolling Call (HTA Programme)
The JLA Priority Setting Partnerships facilitate patients, carers and clinicians to work collaboratively to identify research priorities in particular areas of health and care. Their aim is to ensure that health research funders are aware of the issues that are important to the people who need to use the research in their daily lives.

Deadline: 1 May 2024 1pm
NIHR

24/3 NIHR NICE Rolling Call (HTA Programme)
This funding opportunity is eligible for a SWAT/SWAR (study within a trial or study within a review), which can help significantly improve methodology of future research as well as the host study. 
The programme is interested in receiving applications to meet recommendations in research identified in NICE guidance that has been published or updated since 2015.
Proposals must be within the remit of the HTA Programme and the primary outcome measure must be health related. 

Deadline: 1 May 2024 1pm
NIHR

24/2 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)
Proposals should normally evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a health technology. For diagnostic technologies, researchers may suggest equivalent evaluations.We are interested in receiving proposals addressing any health problem in areas not otherwise well covered in our portfolio

Deadline: 1 May 2024 1pm
NIHR

24/1 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (primary research)
The NIHR HTA Programme funds research to assess the effectiveness of technologies within the NHS. In this researcher-led workstream, grants are available for primary research and evidence synthesis on topics proposed by the researchers.
Proposals should normally evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a health technology. For diagnostic technologies, researchers may suggest equivalent evaluations.

Deadline: 1 May 2024 1pm
Medical Research Council (MRC)

Cancer Immunotherapy Response Research Platform
Apply for funding to develop a broad utility, deep genotyping and phenotyping platform capable of generating insights into patient response, adverse effects, and resistance to immunotherapy, and exemplar project(s) to demonstrate utility.

The platform will be led by a multi-organisational and multi-disciplinary consortium, including at least one industry partner.

 

Closing date: 9 May 2024 4:00pm UK time

EPSRC

Pre-announcement: EPSRC Prosperity Partnerships round six
This funding opportunity is aimed at supporting both promising earlier-stage research partnerships which are on their way towards becoming strategic partnerships, as well as established partnerships that already have a long-term strategic partnership in place.

Closing date: 21 May 2024 4:00pm UK time

UKRI

Pre-announcement: Future Leaders Fellowships: round 9
Funding to support ambitious research and innovation across UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s remit.You must be an early career researcher or innovator who is either: looking to establish or transition to independence, developing their own original and ambitious plans within a commercial setting
You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UKRI funding.

 

Closing date: 18 June 2024 4:00pm UK time

 

Calls added in December

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EPSRC                                                                    

Pre-announcement: A NetworkPlus to strengthen the cybersecurity research ecosystem
Apply for funding to strengthen the UK’s cybersecurity research ecosystem and develop its people. Proposals should be applicable to the wide range of communities comprising this ecosystem. The first objective seeks to strengthen the structures, partnerships, and networks necessary to support a whole-of-society approach to cyber, getting the right people working together in the right ways across the whole public sector, industry and academia.                                                                                                                                                                                          

Closing date: 16 April 2024 4:00pm UK time
EPSRC   

Pre-announcement: EPSRC Quantum Technologies Career Acceleration Fellowships
High potential Early Career Researchers (ECR)’s can apply for funding to accelerate their careers to become world-leading researchers who will:

  • champion a vibrant and networked UK research community
  • support innovation activities needed for growth in this sector

 

Opening date: TBC

Closing date: TBC

EPSRC 

EPSRC network grant: Nov 2023: responsive mode
Engineering and Physical sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will support costs of building interdisciplinary research communities. Network grants aim to develop new interdisciplinary research communities and topics by supporting interaction between researchers and relevant science, technology and industrial groups.

Open - no closing date

Calls added in November

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NIHR

The Public Health Research Programme (PHR) is accepting Stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for these topics:

Stage 1 deadline: 1pm on 23 April 2024

 Calls added in October

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NIHR

Develop guidance for better research methods
Where multiple methodologies are available, it can be difficult to understand when, where or how each methodology should be best applied. This funding opportunity will support the development of guidance in priority areas of methodological uncertainty, with the aim of catalysing uptake of improved research methods.

Opening date: 17 April 2024 

Deadline: 12 June 2024 4:00pm

BBSRC

BBSRC standard research grant
Funding can support a range of activities from research projects to technology development, new infrastructure and equipment, use of equipment and facilities, networks, and summer schools.

Open - no closing date

 

 Ongoing calls:

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LifeArc Philanthropic Fund

The LifeArc Philanthropic Fund is a multi-million pound grant fund to support translational medical research projects to develop treatments and diagnostics for rare diseases. Projects should be underpinned with a strong, scientific rationale in addressing a rare disease medical need and must be target driven, with a credible delivery plan and led by an academic.

If you have a project focused on research into therapeutics, diagnostics or devices that could support people living with a rare disease, please get in touch by completing this form.
Further details can be found here

Ongoing

EPSRC

Standard research grants (EPSRC)
Standard research is for unsolicited research proposals submitted by anyone eligible to apply to EPSRC for funding. They can be submitted at any time and in any field of research relevant to EPSRC’s remit. 

We encourage research collaborations with business and the public sector, particularly where they can help research advances and the take up of results.

Ongoing

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

NERC urgency funding

Apply for funding to respond quickly to transient and unexpected scientific opportunities. You can only apply for urgency funding if there is an unexpected event you need urgent data on. These may be events affecting the environment created by the occurrence of sporadic natural events such as: earthquakes, droughts, floods, ephemeral events in ecosystems. The aim of this grant is to help you collect valuable data at the start of the event before other events and actions affect the data collection.

Ongoing