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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
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Programme
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Scientific and Technological International Researchers Fellowship http://www.international.ac.uk/programmes/cur Aim: To support international highly qualified PhD students and young
Research Council of Turkey Programmes
post-doctoral researchers to pursue their research in Turkey in the fields
rent-opportunities/the-newton-fund/calls-for(TÜBİTAK)
of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical
turkey-newton-katip-%C3%A7elebiSciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.
fund.aspx?utm_source=Newton+updates+list&ut Value: Maximum duration of fellowship is 12 mths: monthly stipend 1000
m_campaign=fcde0c1057USD. Travel costs (up to 1000 USD) and Health insurance premiums (up
Newton_fund_bulletin_29_10_2014&utm_mediu to 1200 USD).
Deadline
12-Nov-14
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These facilitate extended workshops where a limited number of scientists
work together on specific topics which can range beyond the traditional
http://www.nordita.org/science/programs/index. borders of theoretical physics where international researchers may
kr400,000
propose future programmes. The budget outline may not exceed
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SEK600,000; Nordita will contribute with SEK400,000 of which a
minimum of SEK300,000 goes towards accommodation costs.
Workshops are funded for up to four weeks.
Nordic Institute for
Theoretical Physics
Scientific programmes
British Council
This supports collaborative projects that build on previous research to
achieve results with significant socio-economic impact. Funding is worth
up to CLP150 million, approximately £155,000, over two years.
The Programme finances two areas of work:
•Applied research for proof of concept, modeling or small-scale or
laboratory prototyping
Newton-Picarte Fund – UK and Chile http://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science •Scientific and technological development to produce and evaluate
research results that are close to final applications
IDeA programme
/current-opportunities/institutional-links-2014
Proposals need to include private enterprise associate(s) (from Chile or
the UK), or other entities, public or private, that contribute financially to
the project (minimum of 20% of the total project cost), and are the
beneficiaries of the research results.
If you intend to apply, please contact Simon Glasser,
[email protected]
Not Specified
15 Nov 14
18 Nov 14
Newton institutional links call
This supports the development of research and innovation collaborations
between the UK and partner country institutions at the group,
departmental or institutional level, as well as the commercial and nonhttp://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science profit sector. Both Principal Applicants must be Leading Researchers or
£300,000
Established Researchers. Grants available range between £30,000 and
/current-opportunities/institutional-links-2014
£300,000 over two years.
If you intend to apply, please contact Simon Glasser,
[email protected]
20 Nov 14
British Council
Newton researcher links workshop
call
This call allows researchers to propose themes for bilateral workshops
that enable early career researchers from the UK and eligible partner
http://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science countries to discuss their research and build international relationships.
Workshops should last from three to five days and take place between 1
/current-opportunities/Newton-Researcher-Links- April 2015 and 31 March 2016. In order to receive UK funds, matched
workshops
funding must be secured from partner countries.
If you intend to apply, please contact Simon Glasser,
[email protected]
Not Specified
20 Nov 14
British Council
Newton researcher links travel grants
http://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science in the UK, Egypt, Kazakhstan or the Philippines.
If you intend to apply, please contact Simon Glasser,
/current-opportunities/travel-grants-2014
Variable
monthly
Stipends
20 Nov 14
British Council
These support visits of up to three to six months in a research institution
[email protected]
Agency for International
Development (USAID)
Global resilience challenge for
building resilience to acute shocks
and chronic stresses in the Sahel,
Horn of Africa, and south and
southeast Asia
Innovate UK
Feasibility Studies
http://www.globalresiliencepartnership.org/
Climate change and extreme weather events, population growth,
urbanization, food, water and/or energy insecurity, economic and political
instability, and conflict, especially when combined with chronic poverty
can drive the same communities into crisis, year after year. This call aims
to to bring together multi-disciplinary teams to collaborate with local and Not Specified
regional stakeholders in the diagnosis of resilience problems and
opportunities for viable, locally-driven, and high-impact solutions. Funding
of up to US$200,000 is available for stage two and up to US$10 million
will be awarded for stage three.
https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/technologys Highlight notice: Call opens on 10 November. A briefing for potential
trategyboard/events-view/applicants will be held in London on 25 November 2014.
Innovate UK is to invest up to £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate
/events/18855388?p_p_auth=dFvTp26z
up to £2m
21 Nov 14
25-Nov-14
innovation across four enabling technology areas: advanced materials;
biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and
communications. We are seeking proposals that will kick-start the
delivery of genuinely new products and services, with substantial and
scalable commercial potential.
The aim of this competition is to ensure that small and micro businesses
in the UK are equipped to respond to market opportunities across a
range of economic sectors.
Projects must be business-led and are open to small or micro companies
only, working either singly or in collaboration with one other small or
micro company. We expect to fund feasibility studies conducting preindustrial research, in which a business partner will generally attract up to
75% public funding for their project costs.
If you would like advice on an application, please contact Andrew
Wray, [email protected]
Innovate UK
Sustainable agriculture and food
innovation platform
https://www.innovateuk.org/fundingcompetitions/-/competitions/view/improvingfood-supply-chain-efficiency?p_auth=bRpxf15r
Science and Technology
Facilities Council
Global Challenge Exploration Awards http://www.stfc.ac.uk/3384.aspx
Economic and Social
Research Council
What Works Wellbeing - call for
proposals
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-andguidance/funding-opportunities/32283/whatworks-wellbeingcall-for-proposals.aspx
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
This helps UK businesses to develop innovative technologies, production
systems and supply chain solutions to increase the productivity of the
agri-food sector while reducing its environmental impact. The budget for
this call is £11 million and projects are expected to range from £250,000
to £1m, though larger projects may be considered.
Not Specified
If you would like advice on an application, please contact Andrew
Wray, [email protected], or Frances Frith,
[email protected]
The main aim of the Global Challenge Exploration Awards scheme is to up to £75,000
provide a mechanism for Research Organisations to undertake early
stage enabling activities aimed at identifying and exploring the potential
of STFC-funded research to contribute to solutions to Global Challenges.
Proposals may cover any topic of relevance to the Global Challenges but
those relating to Food Security will be especially welcome.
The ESRC in partnership with a range of funding partners jointly invites
full proposals from eligible research organisations to bid for funding to
undertake evidence programmes to underpin a new and independent
What Works Centre for Wellbeing.
On behalf of all funding partners, the ESRC is commissioning four
wellbeing themed evidence programmes to look at what works for
wellbeing:
- cross-cutting capability
- work, learning and wellbeing
- community wellbeing
- culture, sport and wellbeing
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28-Nov-14
Between £875,0 02-Dec-14
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Link
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Funding
Available
This call supports collaborative, fundamental research that underpins the
development of energy storage technologies. Projects should address
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/supergen- the following challenges: next generation energy storage devices;
Engineering and Physical
SUPERGEN energy storage
Not Specified
regulatory, policy, commercial market, environmental and public
Sciences Research Council challenge call
energy-storage-challenge-call/
acceptability aspects; thermal energy storage. The total budget is £4
million.
These fellowships aim to respond to the Manufacturing Foresight report,
which focuses on the manufacturing research opportunities around key
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/fellowships- technologies that are likely to, when integrated into future products and
Fellowships for the future of
networks, collectively facilitate fundamental shifts in how products are
Engineering and Physical
manufacturing – challenges from the for-the-future-of-manufacturing-challenges-fromNot Specified
designed, made, offered and ultimately used by consumers. Fellowships
Sciences Research Council
Manufacturing Foresight report
the-manufacturing-foresight-report/
are available for up to 12 months full time.
If you are interested in applying for a fellowship, please contact
[email protected]
Deadline
04 Dec 14
09 Dec 14
FutureRailway
This seeks novel technical solutions that can provide increased breaking
Predictable and optimised braking for
http://www.futurerailway.org/competitions/Pag performance and produce reliable braking rates that are independent of
Not Specified
rail vehicles challenge – small
environmental factors and contamination at the wheel or rail interface.
es/default.aspx
business research initiative
The total budget is £4 million and is funded at 100 per cent.
18 Dec 14
British Council
Researcher links workshop in Turkey
http://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science Researchers from the UK or Turkey are invited to attend the research
workshop regarding latest technologies for crop improvements. All travel Not Specified
/current-opportunities/Turkey-workshop-worcs and accommodation expenses will be covered.
23 Dec 14
NIH: National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious
Diseases
Innovative technologies for
differential diagnosis of acute febrile
illnesses (R21/R33)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA- next generation, differential diagnostic technologies for acute febrile
$900,000
illnesses caused by infectious pathogens, excluding HIV. Funding for the
AI-14-062.html
This R21/R33 award solicits applications for early-stage translational
research projects focused on the development of innovative, unbiased
These R01 grants support science projects that directly inform HIV
Increasing access and uptake of HIV
prevention and care service delivery programmes for HIV-infected
testing and counselling and
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA- adolescents as well as at-risk, uninfected adolescents in resource limited
appropriate HIV-related services for
$1,250,000
settings. The aim is to increase the impact, efficiency and sustainability
HD-15-017.html
adolescents in low and middle
of HIV prevention and care. Grants cover direct costs up to a maximum
income countries (R01)
of US$250,000 per year for up to five years.
Engineering and Physical
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/makingsen The EPSRC Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Theme up to £5m
Sciences Research Council Making Sense from Data
is inviting outline proposals that explore how to make sense from data.
sefromdata/
(Invitation for outlines)
The ability to extract meaning from data is becoming increasingly critical;
new fundamental tools and techniques enabling better understanding,
handling and communication of data will lead to a more efficient and
effective information infrastructure.
This call is being issued as part of the 'Towards an Intelligent Information
Infrastructure (TI3)' cross-ICT priority.
Funds of up to £5 million are available, which is expected to support
between four to six research projects, subject to the quality of the
proposals received.
This call is being run in parallel with the 'User Interaction with ICT' call,
which is being issued simultaneously by the ICT Theme.
NIH: National Institutes of
Health
Engineering and Physical
User Interaction with ICT
Sciences Research Council (Invitation for outlines)
02 Jan 15
R21 phase is capped at US$275,000 over a two-year period. Funding for
the R33 phase is capped at US$300,000 per year for up to three years.
up to £5m
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/userintera The EPSRC Information Communication Technology (ICT) Theme is
inviting outline proposals which will look at opportunities for how humans
ctionwithict/
will interact with ICT technology in the future. Proposals should address a
future information infrastructure and environment which will involve areas
such as wearable devices, autonomous systems and an internet of
things.
Funds of up to £5 million are available, which is expected to support
between four to six research projects, subject to the quality of the
proposals received.
The call is being run in parallel with the "Making Sense from Data" call,
which is being issued simultaneously by the ICT Theme.
up to £1m
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/2 This third call specifically invites proposals for scientifically excellent,
relevant research that will inform policy and practice to address either (i)
015/tree-health-and-plant-biosecuritythreats to the health of oak, or (ii) threats to trees from Phytophthora. The
phase3.aspx
funders expect to support one project on each topic at a cost not
exceeding £1M per project (at 80% of full economic cost).
Proposals must be integrative and interdisciplinary, combining highquality biological, environmental and social science, and drawing on the
full range of available research capabilities. Collaborations are
particularly encouraged between researchers with established skills in
tree or forest health and others with complementary expertise from the
wider relevant research communities."
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity
initiative - phase 3
Environmental Research
and Education Foundation
Research in sustainable solid waste
management
http://erefdn.org/index.php/grants/proposal
Royal Society - EPSRC
Dorothy Hodgkin Research
Fellowships
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/rsepsrcdor The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is
pleased to be working in partnership with the Royal Society to support
othyhodgkinfellowships/
Funding supports projects related to sustainable waste management
practices in the areas of waste minimisation, recycling, waste conversion
to energy, strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses and Not Specified
landfilling. Previously grants have ranged from US$15,000 to over
US$500,000 with the average grant amount being US$160,000.
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06-Jan-15
06-Jan-15
08-Jan-15
08 Jan 15
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12-Jan-14
23 Jan 15
schemes/Personal-awards/WTD003761.htm
These enable clinicians or scientists to undertake a short-term period of
full-time research at a centre or department with academic expertise in
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medical humanities. Awards provide the salary of a locum or replacement
lecturer for up to six months and a set amount for travel to conferences.
Research fellowships in medical
humanities
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Medicalhistory-and-humanities/Fundingschemes/Fellowships/WTD003793.htm
These enable individuals at all stages of their careers, who are not in
established academic posts, to undertake a period of research in medical
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history and humanities. Fellowships provide a salary and research
expenses for a period of up to three years.
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Research fellowships in society and
ethics
These fellowships enable individuals who are not yet established in
academic posts to undertake a period of postdoctoral research.
Fellowships are worth up to £250,000 each. They provide a salary and
research expenses, including travel and fieldwork and public engagement
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Ethics-and- costs, for a period of up to three years.
The key strands of the programme are to fund research that:
£250,000
society/funding-schemes/Research(1) seeks to consider social, economic and cultural factors that influence
fellowships/index.htm
health, biomedical or health research, the development and
implementation of healthcare practices, and health interventions
(2) sets out to inform answers to questions about resolving ethical
dilemmas arising from biomedical or health research, the development
and implementation of healthcare practices, and health interventions.
Royal Society-EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowships. These
awards are for outstanding early career researchers who require flexible
working patterns due to personal circumstances such as parenting or
caring responsibilities or health issues.
The application and peer review process is managed by the Royal
Society and EPSRC will meet the costs of up to five of the successful
candidates.
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Medical-
Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust
Short-term research leave awards for
history-and-humanities/Fundingclinicians and scientists
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
23 Jan 15
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Link
Comments
Research fellowships for health
professionals
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Ethics-and- programme, either full time or part time, while maintaining their work
society/funding-schemes/Research-fellowships- commitments. The scope is broad and includes medical, veterinary,
dental and psychology professionals, who may or may not have had
for-health-professionals/index.htm
Funding
Available
Deadline
£250,000
23 Jan 15
This scheme is intended for practising health professionals who wish to
carry out research in any area within the remit of the society and ethics
Wellcome Trust
experience of the humanities or social science. Fellowships are usually
worth up to £250,000 and the maximum duration is three years full time.
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-
UNESCO
These enable young scientists to carry out innovative, scientific and
PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC research sciences/science-technology/basiccollaborative research projects in green chemistry that advance scientific $30,000
grants in green chemistry
sciences/chemistry/green-chemistry-for-life/how- knowledge. Up to US$30,000 is available for each research grant.
31 Jan 15
to-apply/
This R01 grant aims to support the clinical development of products for
Food and Drug
Administration (FDA)
NIH: National Institutes of
Health
Innovate UK
NIH: National Institute on
Drug Abuse
NIH: National Institutes of
Health
Clinical studies of safety and
effectiveness of orphan products
research project grant (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA- use in rare diseases or conditions where no current therapy exists, or
where the product to be developed is superior to an existing therapy. The $2,000,000
FD-15-001.html
grant is worth between US$250,000 and US$500,000 per year for up to
four years, depending on the level of study.
These R01 grants aim to stimulate clinical research focused on
Biobehavioural and technological
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15- biobehavioural or technological interventions to attenuate cognitive
interventions to attenuate cognitive
decline in individuals with dementia, mild cognitive impairment, or
decline in individuals with cognitive
017.html
disease or age-related cognitive decline. Grants are awarded for a
impairment or dementia (R01)
maximum project period of five years.
Mid-stage Awards
These will take innovative ideas forward through the technology
development stage by conducting industrial research and development in
the energy sector. Total project costs may be up to £3 million for up to 36
months. The total budget for the second round of the energy catalyst
programme is £14m.
Mid-stage projects must be business-led and collaborative.
Energy catalyst – mid-stage awards – https://interact.innovateuk.org/competitiondisplay-page/Late-stage awards
technology development
/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/energy- These will demonstrate and evaluate the capability and performance of
innovative technologies through pre-commercial technology validation in
– late-stage awards – precatalyst-mid-stage-awards-technologythe energy sector. Total project costs may be up to £10 million for up to
commercial technology validation
development-round-2?p_p_auth=EwKVU4ke
36 months. The total budget for the second round of the energy catalyst
programme is up to £14m.
Late-stage projects must be business-led and collaborative.
If you would like advice on an application, please contact Andrew
Wray, [email protected], or Frances Frith,
[email protected]
This R03 funding opportunity announcement supports projects that
enhance understanding of the nature, extent, distribution, aetiology,
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15- comorbidities and consequences of drug use, abuse and addiction
Epidemiology of drug abuse (R03)
across individuals, families, communities, and diverse population groups.
002.html
Funding is worth up to US$50,000 per year for a maximum project period
of two years.
These R21 grants aim to stimulate clinical research focused on
Biobehavioural and technological
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15- biobehavioural or technological interventions to attenuate cognitive
interventions to attenuate cognitive
decline in individuals with dementia, mild cognitive impairment, or
decline in individuals with cognitive
015.html
disease or age-related cognitive decline. Grants cover direct costs up to
impairment or dementia (R21)
a maximum of US$275,000 over a period of up to two years.
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Not Specified
05 Feb 15
£3,000,000
11 Feb 15
$100,000
16 Feb 15
$275,000
16 Feb 15
These fellowships are intended to give early-career scientists or
engineers of exceptional promise the opportunity to conduct a research
http://www.royalcommission1851.org/res_fellow project of their own instigation. Approximately eight fellowships are
available for up to three years, each carrying a stipend of £30,000 for the £109,500
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first year, and £31,500 for the second and third years. A London
weighting of £2,500 per year is payable where appropriate. Fellows may
also receive sums of up to £3,000 towards additional research costs.
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Royal Commission for the
Exhibition of 1851
Research fellowships in science or
engineering
NIH: National Institutes of
Health
These U01 grants enable physical scientists and cancer biologists to
Physical sciences-oncology network:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR- form small transdisciplinary teams that address complex and challenging
$2,500,000
physical sciences-oncology projects
questions in cancer research. Grants cover direct costs up to a maximum
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(U01)
of US$500,000 per year for a maximum period of five years.
ResMed Foundation
Clinical research proposals
26 Feb 15
These support novel research, and physician and public awareness of
http://www.resmedfoundation.org/funding/scien sleep-disordered breathing, with a primary focus on positive airway
Not Specified
pressure therapies and ventilation treatments. Grants are typically limited
tific-research.php
to US$250,000.
These R21 grants support research projects that enhance understanding
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15- of the nature, extent, distribution, aetiology, comorbidities and
consequences of drug use, abuse and addiction across individuals,
$275,000
001.html
families, communities, and diverse population groups. Direct costs are
limited to US$275,000.
NIH: National Institute on
Drug Abuse
Epidemiology of drug abuse (R21)
Innovate UK
These will explore and evaluate the technical potential of an early-stage
idea or concept through technical feasibility studies in the energy sector
with the aim to establish if a pre-industrial concept is ready for further
technology development. Total project costs may range between £50,000
https://interact.innovateuk.org/competitionand £300,000 for up to 12 months. The total budget for the second round
display-page/of the energy catalyst programme is £14 million.
Energy catalyst – early-stage awards
£300,000
/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/energy- Early-stage projects must be led by an SME either working alone or
– technical feasibility
catalyst-early-stage-award-technical-feasibility- collaboratively or by a research organisation collaborating with a
round-2?p_p_auth=EwKVU4ke
business.
If you would like advice on an application, please contact Andrew
Wray, [email protected], or Frances Frith,
[email protected]
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
International scientific interchange
scheme
turkey-newton-katip-%C3%A7elebifund.aspx?utm_source=Newton+updates+list&ut
m_campaign=fcde0c1057Newton_fund_bulletin_29_10_2014&utm_mediu
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Leverhulme Trust
16 Mar 15
22 Apr 15
This aims to help scientists add an international dimension to their
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/international/bbsrc/isis. BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with
international counterparts. Grants do not usually exceed £5,000 and
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Scientific and Technological Fellowships for Visiting Scientists and http://www.international.ac.uk/programmes/cur
Research Council of Turkey Scientists on Sabbatical Leave
rent-opportunities/the-newton-fund/calls-for(TÜBİTAK)
Leverhulme Trust
15 Mar 15
Research fellowships
International academic fellowships
£5,000
cover travel and subsistence costs only.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The applications start at the Not Specified
first working day of each month to the end of last working day of the
month.
Aim: Fellowships for international scientists/researchers who would like
to give workshops/conferences/lectures, or conduct R&D activities in
Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological
Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and
Humanities.
Value: Monthly stipend of up to approx. 2400 USD for Visiting Scientists.
A monthly stipend of up to 3500 USD for Visiting Scientists on Sabbatical
Leave. Travel costs (round trip) and health insurance premiums.
Not Specified
Not Specified
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/RF/RF.cfm These support experienced researchers, particularly those who are or
have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of
£50,000
original research. Fellowships are worth up to £50,000 for a period of
three to 24 months.
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/IAF/IAF.cf These provide established researchers with a concentrated period based
in one or more research centres outside the UK. The maximum value of
m
£30,000
a fellowship is £30,000 for a period of between three and 12 months.
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Ministry of Defence
Synthetic biology applications in
defence
NIH: National Institute of
Mental Health
Longitudinal assessment of posttraumatic syndromes (U01)
Science and Technology
Facilities Council
Public engagement large awards
scheme
Space Telescope Science
Institute
Giacconi fellowships
Space Telescope Science
Institute
Hubble fellowships
US Department of Defense Psychological health and traumatic
brain injury research programme:
(DoD)
community partners in mental health
research award
Link
Comments
Funding
Available
This
aims
to
reach
out
to
all
sectors
for
highly
innovative
synthetic
biology
Not Specified
http://www.science.mod.uk/events/event_detail
approaches relevant to defence and security, involving cutting-edge,
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multidisciplinary research through the applications of existing synthetic
biology tools and techniques, but using novel research approaches.
There is no cap on the value of proposals, but it is more likely that a
larger number of lower value proposals, such as up to £100,000, will be
funded than a small number of higher value proposals. The total budget
available is £1 million.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH- The purpose of this U01 funding announcement is to acquire longitudinal Not specified
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data on an acutely traumatised population to identify objective markers of
specific phenotypes of distress or dysfunction. The NIMH intends to
commit up to US$5 million in fiscal year 2015 for the initial year of funding
for this initiative to fund one award. The maximum project period is five
years. http://www.stfc.ac.uk/1839.aspx
This aims to promote and explain STFC frontier research, including the
£100,000
role of STFC facilities. Large awards range from £10,000 to £100,000.
Deadline
Not specified
http://www.stsci.edu/institute/smo/fellowships/ These enable postdoctoral researchers in any field of astronomy,
astrophysics or planetary science to undertake research that is related to,
giacconi
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or motivated by current problems in astronomy and astrophysics.
Fellowships include a salary, benefits and a research budget for a
maximum period of three years.
http://www.stsci.edu/institute/smo/fellowships/ These enable recent postdoctoral scientists to conduct independent
research that is broadly related to the NASA Cosmic Origins scientific
hubble/announcement-of-opportunity
goals. A total of 17 fellowships are available. Each fellowship includes an
$249,000
annual stipend of approximately US$67,000 plus an allowance of
US$16,000 per year for travel, health insurance, relocation and other
research costs.
This award supports research on the causes, development and
$2,500,000
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/reftable.shtml
innovative treatment of mental health, substance use disorders,
traumatic brain injury and suicide prevention. Approximately US$5 million
is available to fund approximately two projects, each of which may be
worth up to US$2.5m in total costs over a maximum period of three
years. Funding may be awarded to cover the entire value of the project.
US Department of Defense Psychological health and traumatic
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/phtbi.shtml
brain injury research programme:
(DoD)
investigational treatments for
traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder clinical trial
award
Research must focus on new clinical trials or leveraging existing studies
in the treatment of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress
disorder. Investigational treatments may include a device, drug, biologic,
surgical procedure, rehabilitative modality, behavioural intervention or
other relevant intervention. Funding is worth up to US$2.5 million over a
maximum of three years.
$2,500,000
06 Nov 14
06-Nov-14
06-Nov-14
06 Nov 14
06 Nov 14
06 Nov 14
Cancer Research UK
Population research committee
project grants
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-forresearchers/our-funding-schemes/populationresearch-committee-prc-project-grants
These support projects that address clinical and public health
£300,000
epidemiology, educational and behavioural research in areas of
prevention, screening and early diagnosis, clinical trials methodologies or
statistics, and secondary physical effects of treatment. Grants are worth
up to £100,000 per year for a maximum of three years.
07 Nov 14
Cancer Research UK
CRUK and Bupa Foundation cancer
prevention fellowships
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-forresearchers/our-funding-schemes/the-cancerresearch-uk-and-bupa-foundation-cancerprevention-fellowship
07 Nov 14
Cancer Research UK
Population research committee
programme grants
http://science.cancerresearchuk.org/funding/findgrant/all-funding-schemes/population-researchcommittee-programmegrants/index.htm?script=true
Fondation Louis Bonduelle
– Louis Bonduelle
Foundation
Louis Bonduelle research award
http://www.fondationlouisbonduelle.org/france/en/healthprofessionals/search-support/louis-bonduelleresearch-award.html#axzz2iR1ggJWe
These provide support for outstanding and innovative postdoctoral
Not Specified
researchers and healthcare professionals who are interested in research
into behavioural and lifestyle changes that can prevent people from
getting cancer. The funding amount will cover salaries for the fellow, a
research assistant, research expenses and, where appropriate, an
equipment grant.
These support research in clinical and public health epidemiology;
Not specified
educational and behavioural research in areas of prevention, screening
and early diagnosis; proposals concerning clinical trails methodologies
or statistics; and proposals concerning secondary effects of treatment.
Grants are generally held for up to five years.
This aims to help the awardee to cover a part of his or her personal
financial needs while finishing work or a thesis on nutrition or food
behaviours in a unit, hospital department or research laboratory. The
€10,000
award is worth €10,000.
Medical Research Council
Molecular pathology nodes call
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/molecula MRC and EPSRC invite proposals to establish high-quality molecular
pathology nodes.
r-pathology-nodes-call/
Not Specified
This supports the establishment of high-quality molecular pathology
nodes. Each node will be a multidisciplinary centre of innovative
molecular diagnostic test discovery and development bringing together
the research base, pathology or genetic services and industry. The joint
budget is £17.5 million to fund up to eight awards of three to four years
duration.
NIH: National Cancer
New approaches to synthetic lethality http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR- This U01 funding opportunity supports projects which identify targets
$3,000,000
for mutant KRas-dependent cancers 14-314.html
Institute
whose inhibition would induce synthetic legality in cancers dependent on
(U01)
the expression of mutant KRas alleles. Funding may not exceed
US$750,000 in direct costs each year, and the total project period may
not exceed four years.
Engineering and Physical
Future manufacturing research hubs http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/futureThis call seeks to establish large-scale, multidisciplinary research hubs to £10,000,000
Sciences Research Council
address major, long-term challenges facing manufacturing industries, as
manufacturing-research-hubs/
well as capture opportunities from emerging research areas. All
proposals must be led by UK higher education institutions. The total
budget of £20 million supports two hubs for a period of up to seven
years.
Major bids
A major bids process is in place for this call. RED have arranged an
open meeting 14th October, 12-2pm, Queens Building, room 1.69 to
scope a University of Bristol bid. If you wish to attend, or you are
interested in this call, please e-mail, Emily Thomas,
emily [email protected] ac uk
EPSRC
Bridging the gaps between the
Not specified
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/epsantimic Highlight notice:
engineering and physical sciences
The opening (16/09/14) and closing dates (11/11/14) given are estimated
robialresistance/
and antimicrobial resistance
dates at this stage. When details of the call have been finalised they will
be changed to the actual dates.
As part of the cross-council initiative in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
the EPSRC is highlighting this future call which will aim to engage
engineering and physical sciences (EPS) researchers with the AMR
challenge and to develop networks within their institutions focussed on
the four multidisciplinary themes in the cross-council AMR initiative.
These networks will support people to build capacity and understanding
which could lead to future research proposals.
This intervention is based on the success of 'Bridging the Gaps' which
allowed institutions to undertake a range of people-focussed activities to
facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations, funding for which can be difficult
to find elsewhere. We expect that Universities will focus on a part of the
research agenda, depending on their individual strengths, but a key
requirement will be the engagement of engineering and the physical
sciences (including mathematical sciences) as part of the
multidisciplinary networks.
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
07-Nov-14
07 Nov 14
10 Nov 14
10 Nov 14
11 Nov 14
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation
Programme
Link
Comments
Funding
Available
Grand challenges explorations grants http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/A Grants support early-stage research projects and innovative ideas that
$1,100,000
could lead to new vaccines, diagnostics, drugs and other technologies
pplicationInstructions.aspx
targeting diseases that claim millions of lives each year. Funding is worth
up to US$100,000 in the first instance. Grantees will then have the
opportunity to apply for phase two funding of up to US$1 million.
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/international/china.as The scheme aims to set up partnership links between UK and overseas £30,000
laboratories, promote the exchange of scientists, particularly those in the
px
early stages of their career, and promote access to facilities. Awards are
typically worth up to £30,000 for a period of four years for partnerships
with one or more Chinese life science laboratories.
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
China partnering awards
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
Enabling international colloaboration: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/internationalfundin BBSRC have launched a number of schemes to enable international
up to £50,000
Partnering awards
g/international-funding-index.aspx
collaboration. The scheme aims to set up partnership links between UK
and overseas laboratories, promote the exchange of scientists. Up to four
years for partnerships. Funding may cover travel, subsistence and other
activities, such as workshops and exchanges. (Open to current BBSRC
research grant holders and researchers employed at National Institutes
of Bioscience who are in receipt of BBSRC funding)
Ministry of Defence
Defence medical sciences
NIH: National Institute of
Mental Health
NIH: National Institutes of
Health
Smithsonian Institution
American Foundation for
Suicide Prevention
American Foundation for
Suicide Prevention
Houghton Trust
cap on the value of proposals, however MOD is more likely to fund a
larger number of lower value proposals, for example up to £100,000, than
a small number of higher value proposals. The total budget available is
£500,000.
Connectomes related to human
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR- The purpose of this U01 funding opportunity announcement is to build on
disease (U01)
the data collected using the very well defined experimental protocols of
14-281.html
the Human Connectome Project. Application budgets are not limited but
need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum
project period is four years.
Cancer intervention and surveillance http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA- This aims to generate sophisticated, evidence-based decision tools that
modelling network (CISNET) (U01)
could inform international, national, regional and local decisions on the
CA-14-012.html
most efficient utilisation of existing and emerging technologies for the
control of cancer. The total budget is US$8.4 million. Projects may last
for up to five years.
Institute for Theory and Computation http://saoThis supports researchers who have recently received their PhD and
postdoctoral fellowship
work in any field related to theoretical or numerical astrophysics. The
www.harvard.edu/opportunities/fellowships/itc/
fellowship period is two years, with an opportunity to renew for a third
year.
Pilot research grants
The purpose of this grant is to provide seed money for projects that show
http://www.afsp.org/research/research-grantpromise in opening up new areas of suicide research. Each grant is
information/research-grant-categories
worth up to US$30,000 over a period of one to two years.
Distinguished investigator awards
These support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines including
http://www.afsp.org/research/research-grantpsychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology,
information/research-grant-categories
sociology, nursing and health services administration. Each award is
worth up to US$50,000 per year for up to two years.
International travel and subsistence http://www.houghtontrust.org.uk/travelgrants.s These support young researchers of any nationality working in the field of
grants
avian diseases.
html
Multidisciplinary project award
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-forresearchers/our-fundingschemes/multidisciplinary-project-award
Directorate-General for the
Environment
Best practice for action plans to
develop integrated, regional
monitoring programmes in coastal
and marine waters
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/funding/msfd_ This programme aims to support the development of regional action
plans and best practices for integrated monitoring programmes, co14.htm
BA/Leverhulme Trust Senior
Research Fellowships
http://www.britac.ac.uk/readfell.cfm
RCUK Digital Economy Theme Engineering and Physical
Telling Tales of Engagement
Sciences Research Council
Competition 2014
Innovate UK
Medical Research Council
Ordnance Survey
Maritime autonomous systems
Methodology research programme –
investigator-led research
12 Nov 14
13 Nov 14
13 Nov 14
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cd This call aims to identify new and innovative science and technology that
e-themed-competition-defence-medical-sciences enhances the level of medical care for MOD armed forces. There is no
Cancer Research UK
British Academy
Deadline
Not specified
13 Nov 14
Not specified
14 Nov 14
Not Specified
14 Nov 14
Not specified
14 Nov 14
$30,000
15 Nov 14
$100,000
15 Nov 14
Not specified
15 Nov 14
These aim to support collaborations between cancer researchers and
£500,000
scientists from engineering or physical science disciplines. The maximum
funding amount per project is £500,000 over a period of up to four years.
ordinated programmes of measures and the filling of data gaps for
marine waters identified in the Commission assessment. The indicative
grant per project will be between €200,000 and €1m depending of the
project’s regional range, and projects will be tenable between eight and
15 months. The total budget is estimated at €2.46 million.
€1,000,000
Highlight notice: Call to open 15 October 2014
Not specified
The Academy continues to offer the Senior Research Fellowship
scheme, with funding generously provided by the Leverhulme Trust (on a
non-FEC basis). This enables mid-career scholars to have one year's
research leave with funding being provided to cover the costs of
replacement teaching.
Expressions of Interest
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/tellingtales The RCUK Digital Economy Theme is running a competition designed to
Not specified
help capture and promote the impact that your digital economy research
2014/
is having.
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-display- This competition aims to fund projects that stimulate the development of
marine and maritime autonomous systems through the optimisation of
page//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/mariti robust and reliable technologies, and enhance the safe operation of
unmanned underwater vehicles or unmanned surface vehicles, operating
me-autonomous-systems?p_p_auth=d8VHufUg singly or in groups. Projects should cost between £500,000 and £1.5
million, and last between 12 and 36 months. Innovate UK will primarily
Not specified
fund industrial research with business partners attracting 50 per cent of
public funding for their project costs, and 60 per cent for SMEs. The total
budget is £5m. If you would like advice on an application, please
contact Andrew Wray, [email protected], or Frances Frith,
[email protected]
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/methodo This supports research on methods development to underpin the
biomedical and health sciences as well as methods in research for
logy-research-programme/
17 Nov 14
17 Nov 14
19-Nov-14
19-Nov-14
19 Nov 14
Not specified
19 Nov 14
developing methods and their implementation in research standards.
Grants may be awarded for up to five years, but those of two years or
less are for proof-of-principle or pilot work only.
SBRI – how can we enable people in http://www.geovation.org.uk/geovationchalleng This competition funds innovative ideas that make best use of Ordnance Not specified
Britain to live in better places?
Survey data, including OS OpenData and Land Registry’s licence data,
e/
as well as technology and good design to address the problems of better
living for British people. The total budget is £101,000.
19 Nov 14
Economic and Social
Research Council
ESRC celebrating impact prize
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-andevents/events/celebrating-impactprize/index.aspx
Joseph Rowntree
Foundation
Public health and climate change –
assessment of current practice
http://www.jrf.org.uk/funding/calls-forproposal/public-health-and-climate-changeassessment-current-practice
Department for International Competitive research grants to
develop innovative methods and
Development (DFID)
metrics for agriculture and nutrition
actions (IMMANA grants)
http://www.lcirah.ac.uk/immana
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
This recognises and rewards ESRC-funded researchers who have
£10,000
achieved, or are currently achieving, outstanding economic or societal
impacts through their research and collaborative working, partnerships,
engagement and knowledge exchange activities. A prize of £10,000 will
be made to the winners of each category. Second prizes are worth
£5,000.
This project aims to assess the extent to which climate change issues
£40,000
are addressed through the public health agenda at the local level and the
implications for policy and practice development locally and nationally.
One award, worth up to £40,000 including VAT and expenses, is
available for six to seven months.
These aim to accelerate the development of innovative and
£250,000
interdisciplinary methods, metrics and tools to advance the scientific
understanding of the linkages between agriculture and food systems and
health and nutrition outcomes, in order to better inform policy and
programmatic actions to improve nutrition outcomes in low and middle
income countries. Funding is worth up to £250,000 over two to three
years.
20 Nov 14
20 Nov 14
21 Nov 14
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
IMMANA
London School of Hygiene
& Tropical Medicine
Competitive Research Grants to
Develop Innovative Methods and
Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition
Actions
Call for applications- Round 1
NIH: National Institute of
Dental and Craniofacial
Research
Behavioural or social intervention
clinical planning grant (R34)
University of Padova
Piscopia fellowship programme
Israel Institute of Advanced Research groups
Studies
Link
Comments
Funding
Available
To
accelerate
the
development
of
innovative
and
interdisciplinary
up to £250,000
http://www.lcirah.ac.uk/sites/default/files/IMMA
NA%20Call%20for%20applications%20for%20com methods, metrics and tools to advance scientific understanding of the
linkages between agriculture and food systems, and health and nutrition
petitive%20research%20grants_0.pdf
outcomes, to better inform policy and programmatic actions in low and
middle income countries (LMICs).
15-20 research grants of up to £250,000 to be awarded in two rounds
These R34 support activities that include, but are not limited to: the
$150,000
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14development of the behavioural or social intervention manual and
342.html
procedures for training interventionists; development of the clinical
protocol that will guide a subsequent clinical trial; the tools for data
management, participant safety and operational oversight; and other
activities to prepare for a subsequent clinical trial. Funding is worth up to
US$150,000 for a period of maximum of one year.
http://www.unipd.it/en/call-piscopia-marie-curie- This aims to increase the European-wide mobility possibilities for training Not specified
and career development of experienced researchers by supporting their
fellowship-programme
transnational mobility and deepening their individual competence.
Candidates can submit a research project in one of the17 Scientific
Areas, grouped in three Macro-areas including Physical Sciences and
Engineering, Life Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities.
Awards will include living and mobility allowance worth up to €28,359 per
year, travel allowance worth up to €1,250 per year and research cost
contribution worth up to €5,000 per year. Fellowships will have a
maximum duration of two years.
Deadline
http://www.as.huji.ac.il/research_groups
21-Nov-14
21 Nov 14
21 Nov 14
These enable groups of up to eight researchers, plus additional guests,
to convene at IIAS for periods of up to 10 months. Three to four
collaborative groups will be hosted each year.
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Grants/Research/Pet This is awarded in support of research that advances geographical
er+Fleming+Award.htm
knowledge and understanding. The award has a value of up to £9,000
and is open to both individuals and teams.
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Grants/Research/The These fellowships support research into either the physical geography or
siger-Oman+Fellowships.htm
the human dimension of arid and semi-arid environments across the
world, with a priority for research in the Middle East. Each fellowship is
worth up to £8,000.
This supports the development of new cancer treatments from preclinical
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-forresearchers/our-funding-schemes/drug-development- development through to early phase patient trials. Projects are supported
for three to eight years.
office-project
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for- The aim to provide funding for early phase patient trials of new cancer
researchers/our-funding-schemes/new-agents- treatments including combinations of treatments and radiotherapy.
Grants are worth up to £100,000 for a minimum of two years.
Not Specified
23 Nov 14
£9,000
23-Nov-14
£10,000
23-Nov-14
Not specified
24 Nov 14
committee-trial-grants-endorsements
£100,000
24 Nov 14
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK- This DP3 funding opportunity announcement encourages applications
14-015.html
from institutions or organisations proposing original research addressing
the development of new technologies that may be integrated in a
wearable, portable, automated, closed loop system for a physiological
glucose control in individuals who suffer of type 1 diabetes. This
mechanism aims to fund two to five awards worth up to US$2.5 million
over a maximum project period of five years. The budget is worth
US$6m.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK- This DP3 funding opportunity announcement encourages applications
14-014.html
from institutions or organisations proposing human studies to develop or
test a highly reliable, wearable, portable, easy to operate system linking
continuous glucose monitoring and pancreatic hormone delivery in a
closed loop system. This mechanism aims to fund three to five awards
worth up to US$2.5 million over a maximum project period of five years.
Total funding of US$10m is available.
http://www.raeng.org.uk/research/researcher/d This enables an academic engineering department in a UK university to
host a distinguished visiting fellow from an overseas academic centre of
vfs/default.htm
excellence for up to one month. Funding for each fellow will not exceed
£6,000.
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical- These enable postdoctoral scientists to undertake research at the
interfaces between biology or medicine, and mathematics, engineering,
science/Fundingcomputer and physical or chemical sciences, firstly at the Massachusetts
schemes/Fellowships/InternationalInstitute of Technology and then at a UK institution. The fellowship lasts
fellowships/WTX054661.htm
for four years, with the fellow based at MIT for two to three years before
returning to a host institution in the UK for the remainder of the award.
$2,500,000
24 Nov 14
£2,500,000
24-Nov-14
£6,000
24 Nov 14
Not specified
24 Nov 14
Engineering and Physical
UK-Republic of Korea Civil Nuclear
Sciences Research Council Research Programme
Not Specified
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/ukrokorea EPSRC, in collaboration with The South Korean Ministry Science, ICT
and Future Planning (MSIP), seeks collaborative research applications in
civilnuclearresearch/
25-Nov-14
NIH: National Institute of
Mental Health
Gut-microbiome-brain interactions
and mental health (R21/R33)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH15-850.html
$1,850,000
25 Nov 14
Innovate UK
Improving food supply chain
efficiency
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displaypage//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/improvingfood-supply-chain-efficiency?p_p_auth=vKkePyn2
Not specified
26 Nov 14
Stroke Association
Priority programme awards
£450,000
26 Nov 14
Medical Research Council
MRC/DFID African research leader
scheme
£750,000
27 Nov 14
Innovate UK
Heat networks demonstrator
£1,000,000
28 Nov 14
Royal Geographical Society Peter Fleming award
(with the Institute of British
Geographers)
Royal Geographical Society Thesiger-Oman fellowships
(with the Institute of British
Geographers)
Cancer Research UK
Drug development office project
Cancer Research UK
New agents committee trial grants
NIH: National Institute of
Diabetes impact award - closed loop
Diabetes and Digestive and technologies: development and
integration of novel components for
Kidney Diseases
an automated artificial pancreas
system (DP3)
NIH: National Institute of
Diabetes impact award - closed loop
Diabetes and Digestive and technologies: clinical, physiological
and behavioural approaches to
Kidney Diseases
improve type 1 diabetes outcomes
(DP3)
Royal Academy of
Engineering
Distinguished visiting fellowship
scheme
Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust/Massachusetts
Institute of Technology postdoctoral
fellowships
nuclear decommissioning nuclear waste treatment and disposal.
The purpose of this R21/R33 funding opportunity announcement is to
encourage multidisciplinary teams of investigators to initiate hypothesisdriven research that will begin to investigate mechanisms by which gut
microbiota may influence pre- and postnatal neurodevelopment as well
as genes, signalling cascades, synaptic plasticity, and brain circuits that
subserve domains of function of direct relevance to mental health and
mental disorders. Direct costs are limited to a maximum of US$175,000
per year for the R21 phase and to US$500,000 per year for the R33
phase. The total project period may not exceed five years, and neither
phase may exceed three years.
This competition aims to improve the resource efficiency and resilience of
the food and drink supply chain. The total project costs should range
between £250,000 and £1 million, and last up to three years, however
larger projects may be considered. Innovate UK expects to primarily fund
industrial research with a business partner attracting up to 50 per cent
public funding for their project costs, and 60 per cent for SMEs. The total
budget is up to £11m.
If you would like advice on an application, please contact Andrew
Wray, [email protected], or Frances Frith,
[email protected]
These support research into haemorrhagic stroke and the psychological
http://www.stroke.org.uk/research/priorityconsequences of stroke. Awards are worth up to £450,000 each over a
programme-awards
period of three to five years.
This aims to strengthen research leadership and capacity across subhttp://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/mrc-dfidSaharan Africa by attracting and retaining researchers of high ability, and
african-research-leader-scheme-2014-15/
to build on existing strong research partnerships between African and UK
research organisations. Awards are worth up to £750,000 for a period of
up to five years.
https://sbri.innovateuk.org/competition-display- This competition aims to stimulate innovation that helps address cost and
performance efficiency challenges related to heat networks. The total
page/budget is £7 million. Phase one feasibility studies may be worth up to
/asset_publisher/E809e7RZ5ZTz/content/heat£50,000 and last from January to March 2015; phase two projects are
networksexpected to range between £100,000 and £1m and last from May 2015 to
demonstrator/1524978?p_p_auth=zjB8cEoB
March 2016. If you are interested in applying for this funding please
contact [email protected] or [email protected]
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Innovate UK
In-stream tidal energy – advancing
environmental monitoring, sensing
and instrumentation technologies for
high flow marine environments
Link
Comments
Funding
Available
This
call
supports
collaborative
research
and
development
projects
Not Specified
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displaybetween UK and Canada to develop enhanced sensing technologies for
page/tidal stream energy applications. Each project is expected to have total
/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/incosts in the region of £275,000. Funding covers up to 80 per cent of total
stream-tidal-energy-advancing-environmentalcosts for micro, small and medium enterprises, up to 50 per cent for large
monitoring-sensing-and-instrumentationenterprises and up to 100 per cent for research organisations. The
technologies-for-high-flow-marinemaximum project period is 36 months.
Deadline
28 Nov 14
environments?p_p_auth=c1DhLuNS
World Universities Network Researcher Mobility Programme
University of Bristol
http://www.bris.ac.uk/wun/collaboration/rmp/
The Research Mobility Programme (RMP) provides funding for a period
of overseas research for PhD students and research staff to establish
and cultivate research links, at both an individual and institutional level,
with the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) partners.
The 16 WUN partners include:
University of Alberta, University of Auckland, University of Bergen,
University of Bristol, University of Cape Town, Chinese University of
Hong Kong, University of Leeds, Maastricht University, Pennsylvania
State University, University of Rochester, University of Sheffield,
University of Southampton, University of Sydney, University of Western
Australia, University of York and Zhejiang University
Not specified
28-Nov-14
Cancer Research UK
Tobacco advisory group project
grants
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-forresearchers/our-funding-schemes/tobaccoadvisory-group-tag-project-grants
These provide support for policy research and policy advocacy activities
in tobacco control. There is no set period or value of funding, although
grants are usually in the region of £20,000 to £50,000 over a period of
one to two years.
Not specified
30 Nov 14
International Agency for
Research on Cancer
Postdoctoral position in section of
molecular pathology
http://www.iarc.fr/en/vacancies/postdoc/
30 Nov 14
International Agency for
Research on Cancer
Postdoctoral fellowships for training
in cancer research
The section’s current projects include next generation sequencing to
Not specified
elucidate genetic pathways and intratumoral genetic heterogeneity of
brain tumours. The fellowship will last for one year with possibility of
renewal for up to three further years. The annual stipend is currently
€33,000. The cost of travel for the fellow, and in certain circumstances
for dependants, will be met, a dependant’s allowance paid, and health
insurance covered.
These enable junior scientists to coordinate and conduct both
Not specified
http://training.iarc.fr/en/fellowships/postdoc.php
epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes and prevention
of cancer at the IARC in Lyon, France. The fellowship is tenable for a
maximum of two years and includes an annual stipend, the cost of travel
for the fellow and, in certain circumstances, a dependant’s allowance and
health insurance.
http://ldft.huji.ac.il/fellowships-information/technion- These enable postdoctoral researchers to undertake research at the
Not specified
fellowships/post-doctoral
Technion Institute in Israel. Fellowships are granted for one year with the
possibility of an extension for an additional year. The monthly stipend is
US$1,250 with a housing allowance of US$100 and a return airline ticket.
Royal Geographical Society Neville Shulman challenge award
(with the Institute of British
Geographers)
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Grants/Expedition+field This aims to further the understanding and exploration of the planet and
work+and+independent+travel+grants/Neville+Shulma its cultures, peoples and environments while promoting personal
development through the intellectual or physical challenges involved in
n+Challenge+Award.htm
the completion of research or an expedition. The award is worth £8,000.
£8,000
30 Nov 14
Royal Geographical Society Neville Shulman challenge award
(with the Institute of British
Geographers)
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Grants/Expedition+fie This aims to further the understanding and exploration of the planet and
ldwork+and+independent+travel+grants/Neville+S its cultures, peoples and environments while promoting personal
development through the intellectual or physical challenges involved in
hulman+Challenge+Award.htm
the completion of research or an expedition. The award is worth £8,000.
£8,000
30-Nov-14
Royal Geographical Society Field centre grants
(with the Institute of British
Geographers)
International Union for
International focus groups grants
Quaternary Research
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Grants/Expedition+fie
ldwork+and+independent+travel+grants/Field+Cen
tre+Grants.htm
http://www.inqua.org/awards.html
Not specified
30-Nov-14
€8,000
01 Dec 14
International Union for
Quaternary Research
Skills enhancement grants
http://www.inqua.org/awardsCat.html
€5,000
01 Dec 14
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution fellowships
http://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowshipopportunities/smithsonian-institution-fellowshipprogram/
These support geographical field research carried out at international
field centres, preferably in the world's poorest countries. Grants are worth
up to £5,000.
These support non-permanent collaboration that addresses scientific
issues of wide international significance related to quaternary research.
Grants are typically worth between €5,000 and €8,000.
These aim to widen the skill base within the union’s community,
specifically by assisting scientists who lack well-developed infrastructures
or networks, and to encourage networking, exchanges of information and
techniques, training, and the development of new international focus
groups or projects. Grants are typically worth between €4,000 and
€5,000.
These enable graduate and predoctoral students as well as postdoctoral
and senior investigators to conduct independent study or research at one
or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centres. Fellowships
are awarded for periods between 10 weeks and 12 months, and they may
include a stipend worth up to US$48,000 per year, a research allowance
of up to US$4,000, and a separate relocation allowance.
Not specified
01 Dec 14
Smithsonian Institution
Molecular evolution fellowships
http://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowshipopportunities/molecular-evolution-fellowshipprogram/
Not specified
01 Dec 14
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian biodiversity genomics
postdoctoral fellowship programme
Not specified
01 Dec 14
EPSRC/MRC
Bridging the gaps between the
engineering and physical sciences and
antimicrobial resistance
These support full-time in-residence research on molecular evolution at
the Smithsonian Institution. Fellowships provide a stipend worth up to
US$47,500 per year for 12 to 24 months, a travel allowance, research
supplies and an access to the SI libraries.
This aims to promote collaborative research in biodiversity genomics and
http://www.smithsonianofi.com/smithsonianbioinformatics and build genomics expertise in the greater Smithsonian
biodiversity-genomics-postdoctoral-fellowshipInstitute research community. Applicants must propose to conduct
program/
research in-residence for a period of 12 to 24 months. The stipend is
worth US$48,000 per year, plus a maximum research allowance of
US$4,000 is available. All application materials must be submitted in
English.
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/bridging-the- EPSRC/MRC have announced further funding to tackle the Antimicrobial
gaps-between-the-engineering-and-physical-sciences- Resistance challenge. This call aims to engage researchers from engineering and
the physical sciences with the AMR challenge.
and-antimicrobial-resistance/
If you are interested in this call please contact Kerrie Walker
(Kerrie [email protected] ac uk)
https://www.bris.ac.uk/red/development/opportunit A UoB Major Bids process is in place for this call. ERC Consolidator
ies/major-bids/majorbidscurrent.html#erccon2015 Grants are intended to enable exceptional researchers between 7 and 12
years from PhD completion to become fully independent research
leaders. They are particularly intended to enable the researcher to
strengthen their own independent research team or programme. If you
are interested in applying for this funding please contact either
[email protected] or [email protected]
Not specified
02-Dec-14
up to €2.75
million
02-Dec-14
Lady Davis Fellowship Trust Postdoctoral fellowships
European Research Council Consolidator Grants
(ERC)
Innovate UK
Global navigation satellite system
antenna
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-display- This aims to develop solutions that can take advantage of opportunities £50,000
presented by the emergence of global navigation satellite system signals
page//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/gnss- for both military and civil applications. Grants are worth up to £50,000
over four months in phase one. The budget is worth £650,000. If you
antenna?p_p_auth=ZjB3UvNJ
30 Nov 14
30-Nov-14
03 Dec 14
are interested in applying for this funding please contact
[email protected] or [email protected]
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Innovate UK
Improving food supply chain
efficiency
Technology Strategy Board Industrial biotechnology catalyst early-stage translation studies round
2
Link
Comments
Funding
Available
Innovate
UK,
together
with
the
Department
for
Environment,
Food
and
up to £11m
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displayRural Affairs (Defra) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences
page//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/improvi Research Council (BBSRC) are to invest up to £11m in business projects
to improve the resource efficiency and resilience of the food and drink
ng-food-supply-chainsupply chain. The aim of this competition is to help companies develop
efficiency?p_p_auth=2BoEobvq
innovative ways to:
-reduce the production of waste
-use resources such as energy, water and raw materials more efficiently
- improve the productivity of food manufacturing and processing
operations
- improve the resilience of the food supply chain by making better use of
resources and reducing environmental stresses on food systems.
Proposals must be collaborative and business-led. We expect to fund
mainly industrial research projects in which a business partner will
generally attract up to 50% public funding for their project costs (60% for
SMEs).
The deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 3 December 2014.
If you would like advice on an application, please contact Andrew
Wray, [email protected], or Frances Frith,
[email protected]
Deadline
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displaypage//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/industria
l-biotechnology-catalyst-early-stage-translationround-2?p_p_auth=A8ViKZsO
03-Dec-14
Translation studies awards will support academic R&D projects that aim
to translate research discoveries into new or improved industrial
biotechnology technologies, processes and products. Funding worth £45
million has been made available for the whole call on industrial
biotechnology catalyst. The total project cost should be between £2m and
£5m and projects may last between three and five years.
If you would like advice on an application, please contact Andrew
Wray, [email protected], or Frances Frith,
[email protected]
Technology Strategy Board Industrial biotechnology catalyst - late- https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displayThis seeks to support the development and commercialisation of
stage pre-experimental feasibility
page/innovative industrial biotechnology processes for the manufacture of a
studies round 2
/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/industria wide range of existing and new products, taking into account their
sustainability and their social, economic and environmental impacts.
l-biotechnology-catalyst-late-stage-preFunding worth £45 million has been made available for the whole call on
experimental-feasibility-studies-roundindustrial biotechnology catalyst.
2?p_p_auth=xysclJ4v
If you would like advice on an application, please contact Andrew
Wray, [email protected], or Frances Frith,
[email protected]
Technology Strategy Board Industrial biotechnology catalyst https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displayThis seeks to support the development and commercialisation of
early-stage - feasibility studies round page/innovative industrial biotechnology processes for the manufacture of a
2
/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/industria wide range of existing and new products, taking into account their
sustainability and their social, economic and environmental impacts.
l-biotechnology-catalyst-early-stage-feasibilityProjects can attract up to 65 per cent public funding, or 75 per cent for
studies-round-2?p_p_auth=A8ViKZsO
SMEs. The eligible costs of research organisations must be no more than
50 per cent of the total project costs. Projects are expected to range in
size from up to £250,000 for feasibility studies to up to £10 million for
experimental development, and last up to one year. The total funding
available for this call is £45m.
If you would like advice on an application, please contact Andrew
Wray, [email protected], or Frances Frith,
[email protected]
Toshiba of Europe
Toshiba fellowship programme
This offers scientists an opportunity to join Toshiba's research and
http://www.toshiba.eu/eu/Toshiba-Fellowshipdevelopment laboratories in Japan. The fellowship comprises a salary
Programme/
that is usually in the region of JPY10 million, and a relocation allowance
and package benefits, starting in October 2015 and lasting until March
2016.
Areas of interest: Energy and Social Infrastructure,Semiconductor and
Storage Research Topics, Healthcare, ICT plus sub-topics.
£5,000,000
03-Dec-14
Not specified
03-Dec-14
Not specified
03-Dec-14
Not specified
05 Dec 14
Great Britain Sasakawa
Foundation
Butterfield awards
http://www.gbsf.org.uk/butterfieldawards/index.ht
ml
Not specified
15-Dec-14
Natural Environment
Research Council
Innovation projects
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/schemes/inn
ovation-projects/
£125,000
18 Dec 14
Natural Environment
Research Council
Follow-on fund
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/schemes/foll
owon/
£200,000
18 Dec 14
£50,000
19 Dec 14
Not specified
31 Dec 14
$12,000
01 Jan 15
£6,000
05 Jan 15
Engineering and Physical
Fresh ideas fund
Sciences Research Council
http://mede-innovation.ac.uk/innovation-challengesand-research/fresh-ideas-fund/
Allen Foundation
Human nutrition research grants
https://www.allenfoundation.org/commoninfo/a
boutus.asp
Panthera
Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg jaguar
research grant
http://www.panthera.org/jaguar-research-grantsprogram
Parliamentary Office of
Science and Technology
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
fellowships
http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-andoffices/offices/bicameral/post/fellowships/nuffiel
d-council-on-bioethics1/
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
These aim to encourage and facilitate exploratory exchanges and
collaborations between qualified professionals in Japan and the UK, as
well as investigation of scientific, clinical, social and economic aspects of
medicine in which Japanese and British scientists, practitioners and
policy makers may learn from each other. A number of awards are
available, worth up to £5,000 per year over a maximum of three years.
Applications for smaller and, exceptionally, larger sums may be
considered.
These support activities between the science community and end users
to develop products, models and tools that have the potential to generate
significant impact through meeting the needs of users but generate no
commercial return. Funding is worth up to £100,000 at 80 per cent full
economic cost for projects lasting up to 12 months.
This is a proof of concept fund to support the commercialisation of ideas
arising from research funded by NERC. Funding is worth up to £200,000
at 80 per cent full economic cost for projects lasting between three and
24 months.
This fund supports the development of short or small projects that
identify key challenges in class III musculoskeletal medical device
manufacturing. Awards are worth up to £50,000 and cover 80 per cent of
full economic costs, including directly incurred staff and a small budget
for consumables. Projects may last for up to six months.
These fund relevant nutritional research or support projects that benefit
programmes for human nutrition in the areas of health, education,
training and research.
This supports in situ conservation research and projects on jaguars at
sites within jaguar conservation units and other areas identified as
significant. Grants of up to US$12,000 are available for projects lasting
for one year. However, multi-year projects are encouraged.
The fellowship enables a PhD student to work with POST on a threemonth placement. Total funding will be capped at £6,000.
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Innovate UK
Agri- Tech Catalyst
Early stage awards
Late-Stage awards
Technology Strategy Board Integrated future for cities
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
Responsive-mode research grants
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
New investigator scheme
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
Industrial partnership awards
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
BBSRC/Brazil joint funding of
research
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
Stand-alone LINK
ERC
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovation
Training Networks
ESRC-BBSRC
Joint Research Call On Epigenetics
2014/15
European Synchrotron
Radiation Facility
Applications for beam time - longterm projects
Society in Science
Branco Weiss fellowship
Economic and Social
Research Council
Link
Comments
Funding
Available
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displayThe Agri-Tech Catalyst supports innovative ideas from any sector or
Not specified
page/discipline, which can help make the UK a world leader in agricultural
/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/agri-tech- technology, innovation and sustainability. Applications are accepted on a
rolling basis for assessment by independent experts. Applicants may
catalyst-early-stage-awards-round-3
apply for the award category most appropriate for their work without
having received a prior award.
The Agri-Tech Catalyst will fund proposals relating to:
- primary crop and livestock production, including aquaculture
- non-food uses of crops including ornamentals
- food security and nutrition challenges in international development
- challenges in downstream food processing, provided the solution lies in
primary production.
Applications from the aquaculture and livestock sectors are particularly
encouraged, as are crop sector projects targeting weed control and onfarm storage and management. Projects targeting the late-stage award
category are also encouraged.
Registration is required to enter this competition. Please note that
registration will close 1 week before the competition application
deadline. 31 December 2014
If you would like advice on an application, please contact Andrew
Wray, [email protected], or Frances Frith,
frances [email protected] ac uk
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-display- This aims to develop innovative solutions that can help cities plan more £2,000,000
successfully for the future and encourage new ways of achieving better
page/integration of infrastructure and services across a city by improving
/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/anunderstanding of how elements of these systems interact with each
integrated-future-forother. The value of contracts is expected to be between £1.5 million and
cities?p_p_auth=1HPZuD0m
£2m each, inclusive of VAT, and projects will last up to three years.
If you would like advice on an application, please contact Andrew
Wray, [email protected], or Frances Frith,
[email protected]
Deadline
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/apply/deadlines These support investigator-led research activities addressing any topic
within the council’s remit. Grants may be used for research projects,
.html
Not specified
08 Jan 15
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/new_inv This assists early-career researchers in securing their first major element Not specified
of research funding. Applicants should be newly employed university
estigator.html
08 Jan 15
Not specified
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/collaborative_r These support science-led research projects that address any topic
within the council’s remit and where industrial partners contribute in cash
esearch/industrial_partnership_awards.html
08 Jan 15
Not specified
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/international/fa This supports applications that cut across national boundaries and
involve international collaborative teams. Proposals may be submitted in
pesp-joint-funding-research.aspx
08 Jan 15
07-Jan-15
07 Jan 15
technology development, equipment or use of existing facilities, new
facilities or infrastructure provision, research networks and coordination,
and summer schools. Funding is available for up to five years.
lecturers, fellows at the lecturer level whose awards were secured in
open competition, or researchers in research council institutes at the
unified research council band E or its equivalent. Funding is available for
up to five years.
Faculties of Medicine & Dentistry and Medical and Veterinary
Sciences
There is an internal process in place and the deadline is October
23rd, please contact [email protected] for further
information or see the major bids page on the RED website
funding. Industrial partners must contribute in cash at least 10 per cent of
the full economic costs of projects. Funding is available for up to five
years.
any area of science within the remit of both supporting organisations.
Funding is available for up to five years.
Not specified
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/collaborative- This supports pre-competitive research projects that address any topic
within the council’s remit and where industry contributes at least 50 per
research/stand-alone-link.aspx
cent of the full economic costs of projects. Applying teams must include
at least one company, with preference given to small and medium-size
enterprises, and one science-based partner. Funding is available for up
Not specified
https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/porta The ITN scheme supports a joint research training or doctoral
l/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/h2020- programme across a minimum of 3 different organisations throughout
Europe (other than the European Industrial Doctorate scheme which has
msca-itn-2015.html
a minimum of 2). Please could potential applicants let the RED EU Team, ([email protected]) know if you are planning to be involved or
lead an ITN. If anyone would like to discuss the scheme further
pleases contact [email protected]
08 Jan 15
13-Jan-15
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding- The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Biotechnology and
up to £3m
opportunities/32152/esrcbbsrc-joint-research-call-on- Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are pleased to announce a joint
call for research projects in the area of Social and Behavioural Epigenetics. Up to
epigenetics-201415.aspx
£3 Million is available for this call.
The goal of this call is to encourage new, innovative and collaborative work
between the social and biological sciences in the area of epigenetics We are
http://www.esrf.eu/UsersAndScience/UserGuide/A Users may request a long-term commitment from the ESRF to provide
Not specified
pplying/LongTermProjects
beam time during up to six successive scheduling periods over three
years.
This enables researchers who have recently completed their PhD and
SFr.500,000
http://www.society-in-science.org/about-us.html
who have a strong record of achievement in their chosen field to
undertake research in a scientific topic of their choice. The amount
granted is CHF100,000 per year over a maximum of five years and the
programme aims to award up to 10 fellowships each year.
15-Jan-15
Future research leaders
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/funding- This scheme supports outstanding early-career researchers to carry out £280,000
excellent research and to develop all aspects of their research and
opportunities/15938/carousel-future-researchknowledge exchange skills. Grants will last a maximum of three years
leaders.aspx
with an overall limit of £350,000 at 100 per cent full economic cost of
which the ESRC will pay 80 per cent.
There is a major bids process in place for this call. For further
information please contact Patrick Lansley ([email protected])
20 Jan 15
Wellcome Trust
New investigator awards in society
and ethics
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Ethics-andsociety/funding-schemes/Investigatorawards/WTDV031466.htm
Wellcome Trust
Senior investigator awards in society http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Ethics-andand ethics
society/funding-schemes/Investigatorawards/WTDV031467.htm
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
15-Jan-15
15 Jan 15
These enable new researchers to address important questions about
health and disease and their social, political and historical contexts.
Awards range from £100,000 to £200,000 per year over a maximum
period of five years.
£1,000,000
23 Jan 15
These enable senior researchers to address important questions about
health and disease and their social, political and historical contexts.
Awards range from £100,000 to £200,000 per year over a maximum
period of five years
£1,000,000
23 Jan 15
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Link
Comments
Economic and Social
Research Council
ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
awards
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/red/industry/esrc-iaa/
RED is running an open call for four types of project within our ESRC
Impact Acceleration Account; Impact Travel awards up to £300 for visits
to explore impact opportunities; Exploratory Impact awards of £1,000£3,000 to identify the potential impact of research and first steps to
impact; Impact Project awards up to £20,000 to develop the impact of
University of Bristol social science research; Knowledge Exchange
Secondments up to £20,000 for secondments (in and/or out) between
Bristol and partner organisations. See the webpage for more details
and/or contact Andrew Wray or Nikki Hicks at RED
(http://www.bristol.ac.uk/red/industry/esrc-iaa/)
Science and Technology
Facilities Council
Innovations partnership scheme
https://www.stfc.ac.uk/712.aspx
The objective of this scheme is to transfer technology and expertise
£360,000
developed through STFC funding to the marketplace in partnership with
industry and other academic disciplines. Full IPS projects provide a
maximum of £150,000 per year at 80 per cent of full economic costs and
projects may last up to three years. Mini IPS projects provide a maximum
of £150,000 at 80 per cent of full economic costs for up to 12 months.
28 Jan 15
Science and Technology
Facilities Council
Mini-IPS awards
https://www.stfc.ac.uk/712.aspx
28-Jan-15
Science and Technology
Facilities Council
Innovation partnership scheme
fellowships
https://www.stfc.ac.uk/1843.aspx
The objective is to transfer technology and expertise developed through £120,000
STFC funding to the marketplace in partnership with industry and other
academic disciplines. Funding is worth a maximum of £120,000 at 80 per
cent of full economic costs. Projects may last up to one year.
If you are interested in this call and have queries regarding
These aim to facilitate the transfer of technologies, skills and knowledge, Not specified
developed through STFC funded research, to industry and other users of
research outputs. The fellowships can last up to four years and STFC will
fund 50 per cent of the the fellowship at 80 per cent full economic
costing.
Science and Technology
Facilities Council
Follow-on funding
http://www.stfc.ac.uk/1474.aspx
£88,000
28 Jan 15
Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Postdoctoral awards
http://www.klassik-stiftung.de/index.php?id=451
€9,000
31 Jan 15
Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Residential awards
http://www.klassik-stiftung.de/index.php?id=451
Not specified
31 Jan 15
Marine Biological
Association
Peter Baker fellowship
http://www.mba.ac.uk/awards-grants/peterbaker-fellowship/
Not specified
31 Jan 15
Panthera
Small cat action fund
http://www.panthera.org/small-cat-action-fund
$15,000
01 Feb 15
Panthera
Friedman cheetah conservation
grants programme
http://www.panthera.org/friedman-cheetahconservation-grants-program
The fund aims to support the commercialisation of research ideas and
provides funds to enable those ideas to be brought to a stage where
commercial opportunities can be secured. Proposals should not exceed
Applicants may be young science and humanities graduates who have
already completed their doctoral thesis and published in relevant
journals. Funding is worth €1,500 per month for a maximum of six
These offer graduates, scientists who have completed their doctoral
thesis and habilitated scientists whose monthly net income exceeds
€1,500 the opportunity to conduct research in Weimar. Applicants must
have a monthly net income of €1,500 or more. Funding is worth €500 per
month for a maximum of six months. The award winners will also benefit
This fellowship aims to encourage the interest of young research workers
in marine biological research, particularly in fundamental physiological
research, by enabling them to spend approximately two months working
at the laboratory of the association in Plymouth The fellowship may be
This supports in situ conservation and research activities on different
small cat species. Funding of up to US$15,000 is available for projects
lasting one year. Preference will be given to requests specifically for field
conservation and research activities, including equipment, transportation
d lprogramme
l l i supports in situ conservation projects on cheetahs in
This
$15,000
01 Feb 15
ERASMUS +
Strategic partnerships in the field of
youth
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en
Leverhulme Trust
Emeritus fellowships
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/EM/EM.cf These assist retired senior researchers to complete a research project
and to prepare the results for publication. The fellowship is worth up to
m
Agri food supply chain
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displaypage//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/agrifood-supply-chain?p_p_auth=ZdnYP7PC
Innovate UK
Innovation in the space sector
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displaypage//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/innovationin-the-space-sector?p_p_auth=0ElQtClV
These support the development, transfer and implementation of
Not specified
innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or
European levels. Funding will cover up to 80 per cent of eligible costs. If
you are thinking of applying for this call please contact
[email protected] in the RED EU team.
£22,000
26-Jan-15
28 Jan 15
04 Feb 15
05 Feb 15
The Technology Strategy Board, along with the Department for
up to £2.3m
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Invest Northern Ireland, the
Scottish Funding Council and the Welsh Government, are to invest jointly
up to £2.3m to establish Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) to
iThis competition
th
titi to help translate
ili
d academic
i strengths
f thin space
i
aims
UK’s
Not specified
innovation and growth by enabling businesses to gain the researchdriven knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions and create
commercial success. Innovate UK will fund part of the costs with the
level of grant varying depending on the size of the company. Project
This initiative gives businesses access to the UK knowledge base so that Not Specified
they can develop innovative solutions to global challenges facing the agrifood sector. The project costs will vary depending on type and duration,
but the average is currently around £60,000 for projects lasting up to two
years. SMEs might contribute to a third of their project costs, while larger
companies will generally receive a lower level of funding. The total
Investment of up to £2.3m to establish Knowledge Transfer Partnerships £2,300,000
(KTPs) to improve the competitiveness, resilience and responsiveness of
the agri-food supply chain. If you would like advice on an application,
please contact Andrew Wray, [email protected], or Frances
Frith, [email protected]
11-Feb-15
These support short-term conservation and research projects aimed at
£8,000
the preservation of endangered species. Grants are awarded for projects
of up to two years duration and are worth between £2,000 and £8,000,
although most grants will not exceed £5,000.
12-Feb-15
Funding is provided for research with the aim of reducing the use of
animals in scientific experiments. The duration of proposed projects
should preferably be between one and three years, and the budget
required should be between CHF50,000 and CHF250,000. The total
estimated budget for the call is CHF500,000.
SFr.250,000
15 Feb 15
$275,000
16 Feb 15
Technology Strategy Board Agri-food supply chain
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displaypage//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/agrifood-supply-chain?p_p_auth=yOSKRF31
The Technology Strategy
Agri-food supply chain Knowledge
Board, the Department for Transfer Partnership
Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs (Defra), Invest
Northern Ireland,
the Scottish Funding
Council and the Welsh
Government,
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displaypage//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/agrifood-supply-chain
People's Trust for
Endangered Species
Worldwide small grants
http://www.ptes.org/index.php?cat=69
3R Research Foundation
Switzerland
Grants to reduce animal experiments http://www.forschung3r.ch/en/guidelines/index.ht
in research
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NIH: National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism
Secondary analyses of existing
alcohol epidemiology data (R21)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14336.html
These R21 grants support investigator-initiated research projects that
either analyse previously collected data in order to address key issues
that have emerged from recent findings in alcohol epidemiology and
prevention research, or develop new analytic techniques for conducting
studies in alcohol epidemiology and prevention research. Grants are
worth up to US$275,000 in direct costs over a maximum period of two
years.
Innovate UK
Recovering valuable materials from
waste
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displaypage//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/recovering-
This competition aims to improve and develop processes for dealing with Not specified
continuously produced waste streams to maximise the value of
recovered resources. Projects should range in size between £300,000
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
Deadline
Africa. The programme is open to all qualified candidates but projects led
by country nationals or in country non-governmental organisations are
prioritised. Grants of up to US$15,000 per year are available.
£22,000 for a period of three to 24 months.
Innovate UK
Funding
Available
Not Specified
11 Feb 15
11 Feb 15
11-Feb-15
18 Feb 15
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Economic and Social
Research Council
Transformative research call
ERASMUS +
Jean Monnet modules
ERASMUS +
Link
Comments
Funding
Available
This
aims
to
provide
a
stimulus
for
genuinely
transformative
research
£200,000
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-andguidance/funding-opportunities/28599/pre-call- ideas at the frontiers of the social sciences, enabling research which
announcement-transformative-research-call.aspx challenges current thinking to be supported and developed. Proposals
will be funded up to £250,000 at 100 per cent full economic cost, of
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusThese support modules or courses in the field of European Union studies Not specified
plus/actions/jean-monnet/jean-monnetat higher education institutions. Funding will cover a maximum of 80 per
modules_en
cent of eligible costs. If you are thinking of applying for this call
Deadline
Jean Monnet centres of excellence
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusplus/actions/jean-monnet/jean-monnet-centresexcellence_en
ERASMUS +
Jean Monnet support to institutions
and associations
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusplus/actions/jean-monnet/jean-monnet-supportinstitutions-and-associations_en
ERASMUS +
Jean Monnet networks
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusplus/actions/jean-monnet/jean-monnetnetworks_en
ERASMUS +
Jean Monnet projects
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusplus/actions/jean-monnet/jean-monnetprojects_en
ERASMUS +
Knowledge alliances
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusplus/actions/key-action-2-cooperation-forinnovation-and-exchange-goodpractices/knowledge_en
ERASMUS +
Sector skills alliances
Federation of European
Biochemical Societies
Workshops
Palaeontological
Association
Palaentological research grants
Wellcome Trust
New Investigator awards
Wellcome Trust
Senior Investigator awards
19 Feb 15
26 Feb 15
This action supports centres that are a focal point of competence and
knowledge on European Union subjects. Funding will cover a maximum
of 80 per cent of eligible costs. If you are thinking of applying for this
call please contact [email protected] in the RED EU
team.
This supports institutions enhancing teacher and training activities on
European Union subject areas at postgraduate level or for other
stakeholders as well as associations contributing to the study of the
European integration process. Funding will cover a maximum of 80 per
cent of eligible costs. If you are thinking of applying for this call
please contact [email protected] in the RED EU team.
Not specified
26 Feb 15
Not specified
26 Feb 15
This action supports the creation and development of consortia of
international research groups in the area of European Union studies.
Funding will cover a maximum of 80 per cent of eligible costs. If you
are thinking of applying for this call please contact
[email protected] in the RED EU team.
This supports innovation, cross-fertilisation and the spread of European
Union content. Funding will cover a maximum of 80 per cent of total
costs. If you are thinking of applying for this call please contact
[email protected] in the RED EU team.
Not specified
26 Feb 15
Not specified
26 Feb 15
Not specified
26 Feb 15
Not specified
26 Feb 15
Euro20,000
01-Mar-15
£15,000
01 Mar 15
Not Specified
01-Mar-15
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical- Highlight Notice There will be a Major Bids process associated with this Not Specified
call and the next deadline for submission of internal applications is
science/Funding-schemes/InvestigatorJanuary 7th 2015. Please refer to RED website via SSO for more
Awards/WTX059285.htm
01-Mar-15
02 Mar 15
This action aims to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity and foster
innovation in higher education, business and the broader socio-economic
environment. The maximum EU co-financing rate will be 80 per cent. If
you are thinking of applying for this call please contact
[email protected] in the RED EU team.
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusThis action aims to tackle skills gaps, and enhance the responsiveness
plus/actions/key-action-2-cooperation-forof initial and continuing vocational education and training systems to
innovation-and-exchange-good-practices/sector- sector-specific labour market needs and demand for new skills with
skills en
regard to one or more occupational profiles The maximum EU cohttp://www.febs.org/our-activities/advancedThese support the organisation of workshops on topics of high scientific
courses/guidelines
interest in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, biophysics, molecular,
cellular and developmental biology as well as systems and quantitative
http://www.palass.org/modules.php?name=pala Grants normally assist single research projects or proof-of-concept
proposals with the aim of supporting future applications to national
eo&sec=Awards&page=168
funding bodies. Grants are worth up to £15,000.
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical- Highlight Notice There will be a Major Bids process associated with this
call and the next deadline for submission of internal applications is
science/Funding-schemes/InvestigatorJanuary 7th 2015. Please refer to RED website via SSO for more
Awards/WTX059284.htm
information https://www.bris.ac.uk/red/development/opportunities/majorbids/majorbidscurrent.html#wtinv
information https://www.bris.ac.uk/red/development/opportunities/majorbids/majorbidscurrent.html#wtinv
CERN (European
Organisation for Nuclear
Research)
Senior fellowships in experimental
and theoretical physics
http://jobs.web.cern.ch/job/11236
NIH: National Institutes of
Health
Consortium on beta-cell death and
survival (UC4)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA- This UC4 funding opportunity announcement encourages the adaptation
of medium- to high- throughput omics technologies with single cell or
DK-14-021.html
$4,500,000
These aim to stimulate mobility and career development for researchers
working in experimental and theoretical physics. Fellowships include a
monthly stipend, health insurance and travel expenses and are normally
awarded for two years.
Not specified
ERASMUS +
Mobility projects in the field of
education and training
near single cell-resolution to the exploration of the human pancreas, with
the aim of extracting complex biological information from paraffinThese aim to: foster quality improvements, innovation, excellence and
Not specified
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusplus/actions/key-action-1-study-and-volunteering- internationalisation in higher education institutions; increase the quality
and the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area and
in-another-country_en
supporting EU external action in the HE; improve the level of
Mobility projects can comprise one or more of the following activities: a
Not specified
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmusplus/actions/key-action-1-study-and-volunteering- study period abroad at a partner higher education institution; a
traineeship (work placement) abroad in an enterprise or any other
in-another-country_en
relevant workplace. Students and staff will receive EU grants as a
contribution to their costs for travel and subsistence during the period of
study or traineeship abroad. The maximum EU co-finding rate will be 80
per cent. If you are thinking of applying for this call please contact
[email protected] in the RED EU team.
EUREKA
Eurostars programme
https://www.eurostars-eureka.eu/funding
Leverhulme Trust
Early-career fellowships
Education, Audiovisual and Joint master’s degrees
Culture Executive Agency
ERC
2015 Consolidator Grant
Wellcome Trust
Society awards
UK Space Agency
Space studies programme
scholarships
UK Space Agency
MSS programme scholarships
This funds collaborative innovation projects that will be rapidly
Not specified
commercialised. It encourages and assists the development of new
products, processes and services by offering support and funding to help
innovations to access regional, national and international markets.
Funding for Eurostars participants is provided on a country by country
basis
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/ECF/ECF.c These provide career development opportunities for those who are at a
relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven
fm
record of research. Approximately 80 fellowships are available to support
£90,000
full time work for three years or proportionally longer periods part time.
The trust will contribute 50 per cent of each fellow's total salary costs, up
to £24,000 per year. Fellows may also request research expenses of up
to £6,000 per year.
https://www.bris.ac.uk/red/development/opport Highlight Notice Information about this call is due to be published in mid- € 2m over 5
years
November Consolidator Grants are intended to enable exceptional
unities/majorresearchers between 7 and 12 years from PhD completion to become
bids/majorbidscurrent.html#erccon2015
fully independent research leaders. They are particularly intended to
enable the researcher to strengthen their own research team or
programme. Proposals to the call will be handled though the
University's Major Bids process. Applicants are required to complete a
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Publicengagement/Funding-schemes/People-Awardsand-Society-Awards/index.htm
These support projects that enable the public to explore biomedical
Not specified
science, its impact on society and culture, its historical roots and the
ethical questions that it raises. Awards are worth over £30,000 for up to
three years.
https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-funding-academic- Scholarships support UK citizens wishing to attend the International
Not specified
Space University’s nine week space studies programme at the central
community-and-educational
campus in Strasbourg. The budget is worth £30,000.
http://www.bis.gov.uk/ukspaceagency/news-and- Scholarships support UK citizens who wish to enrol on the International
Space University’s one-year master of space studies programme. A total Not specified
events
of £30,000 is available through this scheme.
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
03 Mar 15
04 Mar 15
04 Mar 15
05 Mar 15
05 Mar 15
12-Mar-15
13 Mar 15
15 Mar 15
15 Mar 15
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Vinnova Verket för
Innovationssystem –
Swedish Governmental
Agency for Innovation
Systems
VINNMER Marie Curie incoming
Natural Environment
Research Council
Collaborative gearing scheme
European Foundation for
Alcohol Research
Research grants
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
UK-US lead agency pilot opportunity
Link
Comments
Funding
Available
The purpose of this call is to strengthen qualification opportunities for
Not specified
http://www.vinnova.se/sv/Ansoka-ochrapportera/Utlysningar/Effekta/VINNMER-Marie-Curie- international researchers through increased mobility opportunities, by
visiting and working in Swedish host organisations. Vinnova funding for
Incoming/
the programme as a whole will amount to SEK120 million, with an
additional €10m in EU funding through Marie Curie actions. Co-financing
from applicants is expected to amount to SEK100m to SEK150m.
Deadline
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/apfp/cgs/index.php This scheme offers opportunities for fieldwork-based scientific
Not specified
31 Mar 15
http://www.erab.org/content.php?doc_id=465&cla These support research on any aspect of biomedical or psychosocial
Euro100,000
ss_id=57
research into beer or alcohol. Research on lifestyle and drinking patterns
is encouraged. Grants are worth up to Euro50,000 per year over one to
two years.
Not specified
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/internationalfun This aims to make it easier for research teams comprised of scientists
from the US and UK to manage funding logistics and obtain funding from
ding/nsfbio-lead-agencyboth countries. Proposals should fall within the areas of systems biology,
pilot.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_mediu
computational biology and bioinformatics.
13-Apr-15
http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/funding/p These enable outstanding researchers, at an early-stage of their career, Not specified
ersons-and-structures/lichtenbergto pursue and establish new and interdisciplinary lines of research at a
professorships.html
university of their choice in Germany. Funding is worth between €800,000
and €1.5 million per professorship for an initial period of five years.
02 Jun 15
17 Mar 15
collaboration with NERC’s British Antarctic Survey, in cases where no
grant funding for salaries, capital equipment or other direct science costs
is required, but where access to BAS Antarctic facilities and research
stations would enable fieldwork to be conducted for the proposed project.
01 Jun 15
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+%28BBSRC+-+Funding+opportunities%29
Volkswagen Foundation
Lichtenberg professorships
Electrochemical Society
Charles W Tobias young investigator http://www.electrochem.org/awards/ecs/rules/tobi This recognises outstanding scientific or engineering work in fundamental $6000
award
as_rules.htm
or applied electrochemistry or solid-state science and technology by a
young scientist or engineer. The award consists of a US$5,000 cash
prize, life membership of the society and US$1,000 for travel expenses to
help the recipient attend the society meeting at which the award will be
presented. NB Applicant does not need to be a member of the society
German Academic
Exchange Service
DAAD/Roche Diagnostics
postdoctoral programme
https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/d
atenbank/en/21148-scholarshipdatabase/?status=&origin=&subjectGrps=&daad=
&q=roche&page=1&detail=10000035
German Research
Foundation
Heisenberg programme
Not specified
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Institut Curie
Postdoctoral fellowship for foreign
scientists
Not specified
---
Institute of Mathematics
and its Applications
Small grant scheme
Not specified
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Institute of Photonic
Sciences
Tenure-track group leaders
Not specified
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Aerosols, Clouds, and
Trace gases Research
Infrastructure Network
Transnational access call
Not specified
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Alexander von Humboldt
Stiftung - Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel research
awards
http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programm This provides young researchers who are qualified for a professorship
es/individual/heisenberg/index.html
with the opportunity to prepare for a leading position in science and
research, and to use the time to work on an advanced research topic.
There are both professorships and fellowships available in the
programme.
http://curie.fr/en/training/scientistsThis is aimed at young foreign postdoctoral researchers who are
welcoming/postdoctoral-fellows-002290
interested in pursuing their research in one of the research centre
laboratories. The grant is determined according to the applicant's age
and experience and is available for a period of one year.
http://www.ima.org.uk/about_us/support_and_gra This aims to facilitate research activity in all areas of applicable
nts/small_grant_scheme.cfm.html
mathematics. Grants are worth up to £600. Applicants who wish to
organise a conference with a mathematical theme may apply for grants of
up to £1,200. The annual budget is currently £12,000.
These support young scientists aiming to start and lead an independent
http://jobs.icfo.eu/index.php?detail=61
research group. The programme offers generous start up packages,
state of the art laboratories and engineering support. There are several
positions available.
http://www.actris.net/TransNationalAccess/tabid/4 This enables user groups and researchers to access research facilities
628/language/en-GB/Default.aspx
within remote sensing of the vertical aerosol distribution, measurements
of the in-situ chemical, physical and optical properties of aerosols,
measurements of atmospheric trace gases and clouds and aerosol
quality-controlled observations. The support to users include
administrative and logistical support, free use of the infrastructure,
technical and scientific support and specific training.
http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/besselThese are given to internationally renowned academics in recognition of
award.html
their outstanding accomplishments in research to date and their
exceptional promise for the future. Up to 25 awards are available, worth
Euro45,000 each. Award winners are also invited to conduct a six to 12
months research project of their own choosing in Germany in close
collaboration with a specialist colleague.
https://www.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/date These enable university academics and scientists to carry out a research
nbank/en/21148-findingproject at a university or state recognised higher education institution in
scholarships/?status=2&origin=&subjectGrps=&da Germany. Grants are worth Euro2,000 per month for assistant professors
ad=1&q=research%20stays&page=1&detail=1000 and lecturers and Euro2,150 per month for professors for a duration of
0014
one to three months.
http://www.ill.eu/users/applying-forThis option allows scientists to obtain beamtime quickly, without going
through the peer-review procedure
beamtime/other-types-of-access/
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/schemes/f These help researchers undertake the preliminary work required to apply
ollowon/pathfinder/
for a follow-on grant. Grants are usually between £7,000 and £10,000 at
100 per cent full economic costing but may be worth up to £20,000.
Not specified
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Euro6,450
---
Not specified
---
£20,000
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Not specified
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Not specified
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Not specified
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Not specified
01 Jun 14
£100,000
01 Jun 14
Deutscher Akademischer
Research stays for university
Austauschdienst - German academics and scientists
Academic Exchange
Service
This offers scholarships for advanced research placements at the
Not specified
biotechnology centre in Penzberg, Germany. Funding includes a monthly
allowance of €2,250, a supplementary family allowance, travel costs,
insurance and a German language course. Scholarships have a duration
of 12 months, with a possible extension of a further 12 months.
Institut Laue Langevin
Director's discretion time
Natural Environment
Research Council
Follow-on fund pathfinder grants
RadioNet3
Transnational access call
http://www.radionet-eu.org/transnational-access
Trees4Future
Transnational access call
http://www.trees4future.eu/transnationalaccesses.html
VISION Advanced
Infrastructure for Research
Transnational access call
http://www.infra-visionair.eu/propose-newproject/call-for-project.html
Diabetes UK
Project grants
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Research/Forresearchers/Apply-for-a-grant/Project-grants/
Diabetes UK
Equipment grant
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Research/Forresearchers/Apply-for-a-grant/Equipment-grants/
Smithsonian Institution
Enid A Haupt fellowship in
horticulture
http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/enid-haupt- This aims to advance the knowledge and understanding of the roles and Not specified
fellowship.html
significance of horticulture in society and contribute to the ongoing
dialogue in the field. The fellowship is full-time, in residence and available
for six to 12 months.
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
This enables user groups from EU and associated states to access
RadioNet3's telescopes and arrays in Europe. The use of telescopes and
arrays are provided free of charge, including all technological and
scientific support a well as training. Additionally, travel costs for one
member of the research group may be reimbursed.
This enables user groups from EU and associated states to access
Trees4Future specialised research structures and facilities. The access
is provided free of charge and may take the form of physical assess or
remote access. For physical access, Trees4Future will contribute to
travel and subsistence costs.
This enables user groups to access Visionair's facilities from 23 partners
in 12 different European countries. acilities include scientific visualisation
dedicated devices, networked ultra-high definition displays and
acquisition systems, virtual reality resources including CAVE-like
displays, holographic displays and HMDs, and augmented collaborative
environments. Free access will be provided as well as funding towards
travel and hosting costs.
These provide support for high-quality, diabetes-related research.
Support may be provided for up to five years and there is no limit to
research expenses that may be requested.
This grant enables the purchase of a specific large item of multi-user
equipment necessary for diabetes-related research projects. The
maximum amount that may be requested is £100,000. Applications for
less than £20,000 will not normally be considered under this scheme.
01-Oct-15
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Link
Comments
Alexander von Humboldt
Foundation
Humboldt research awards to
http://www.humboldtEnable foreign scientists/scholars with internationally recognised
outstanding scholars residing outside foundation.de/pls/web/wt_show.text_page?p_text academic qualifications to conduct an original research project in close
Germany
collaboration with an appropriate colleague in Germany. All disciplines
_id=6446
may be nominated. Nominations may be submitted by established
academics in Germany.
Alexander von Humboldt
Humboldt research fellowship for
http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt- Funding enables scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries
experienced researchers
Foundation
fellowship-experienced.html
to conduct projects lasting for six to 18 months at a research institution in
Germany. Funding is worth €2,450 per month, including a mobility lump
sum and contribution towards health and liability insurance, plus an
allowance for research costs of €800 per month for projects in the natural
sciences and engineering or €500 per month for projects in the
humanities and social sciences.
Anglia Ruskin University
Low Carbon Knowledge-East of
http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/microsites Opportunity to apply knowledge and expertise to the challenge of carbon
England-Partners, programme
/low_carbon_keep/for_universities_.html
reduction within small businesses. By participating you can support
(KEEP): For Universities & Colleges
strategic change and technological advances within organisations,
increase the business relevance of your current research and teaching,
and enhance your institution's low carbon credentials. The company
partner must be based in the East of England. We strongly recommend
you contact [email protected] if you would like to apply to this
call.
Biotechnology and
International Scientific Interchange
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/science/international/isis.h The programme provides grants to help scientists make and establish
Scheme: Long-Term and short-term tml
Biological Sciences
new contacts with their international counterparts. Financial support is
Research Council (BBSRC) Travel Awards
provided to contribute to fares and subsistence with a maximum grant of
£5,000 for stays of up to one month.
British Mass Spectrometry Equipment Bids
http://www.bmss.org.uk/equip.htm
The British Mass Spectrometry Society invites applications for its
Society
equipment bids. This scheme aims to assist researchers with the
purchase of equipment or software to support their work in mass
spectrometry.
Carbon Trust
Entrepreneurs fast track
http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/emergingProvides a package of expert advice, research and development funding
technologies/help-develop-myand networking opportunities to the leading UK's low carbon technology
start-ups. Supports commercial opportunities being developed within a
technology/pages/default.aspx
university that are not yet incorporated into a dedicated company, but
where the assistance is intended to lead directly to commercial outcomes
for the UK. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to
discuss the possibilities of this call further.
Commonwealth Scientific
and Industrial Research
Organisation (CSIRO)
Flagship Visiting Fellowships
Curie Institute
Postdoctoral fellowship for foreign
scientists
Dana Foundation
Clinical neuroscience research grant
program
Deutsche
Max Kade Foundation fellowship
Forschungsgemeinschaft - programme
German Research
Foundation
http://www.csiro.au/resources/pf50.html
These enable distinguished researchers to work in CSIRO in areas
directly related to the work of a national research flagship. Flagship
programme areas include: light metals; energy transformed; water for a
healthy country; wealth from oceans; climate adaptation and niche
manufacturing.
http://www.curie.fr/en/research/youngAimed at PhD students who are interested in pursuing a research project
postdoctoral-researchers/young-postdoctoralin a laboratory of the institute's research division. The grant is determined
according to the applicant's age and experience. Funding is awarded for
researchers-00600
a period of one year renewable once.
http://www.dana.org/grants/clinical/
The program funds researchers to set up controlled clinical studies in
patients with a specific brain disease, based on promising animal studies
suggesting that a specific therapy either treated the condition or
prevented it from getting worse. Grants are worth up to $300,000 payable
over three years.
http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programm To enable applicants from the fields of natural sciences and medicine to
es/international_cooperation/max_kade/in_brief/in apply for a one-year research stay in the USA. Postdoctoral scientists
and young researchers under the age of 45 with above-average
dex.html
qualifications who have proven themselves in their fields through several
years of research are eligible to apply.
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-andAwards ranging from £200,000 to £2 million, will be made to eligible
guidance/funding-opportunities/3717/standardinstitutions to allow individuals or research teams to undertake research
grants.aspx
projects in subject areas falling within the ESRC remit.
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-andThese may be requested on any research application, with the exception
guidance/funding-opportunities/14660/grant-linked- of future leaders scheme. Awards offer the student an opportunity to both
studentships.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_ develop their substantive research skills, alongside broader professional
medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ESRCC development. Grants will meet the full 100 per cent cost of the normal
urrentFundingOpportunities+%28ESRC+Current+ provision.
Funding+Opportunities%29
Funding
Available
€ 60,000
Deadline
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
£5,000
Not specified
£5,000
Not specified
£500,000
Not specified
$100,000
Not specified
€ 55,200
Not specified
$300,000
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
£2,000,000
Not specified
Not specified
Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC)
Standard grants scheme
Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC)
Research grant linked studentships
Not specified
Not specified
Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC)
ESRC-Austrian collaborative projects http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-andThe ESRC and the Austrian Science Fund announce a bilateral
Not specified
guidance/funding-opportunities/6078/esrc-austrian- agreement to facilitate collaborations between social scientists in the UK
and Austria. Proposals may be submitted in any area of the social
science-fund-fwf-bilateral-guidance.aspx
sciences within the remit of both agencies. The scheme provides funding
for standard research grants.
Overseas university visits
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-andAll full-time ESRC studentship holders are eligible to apply for financial
Not specified
guidance/guidance/postgraduates/overseassupport for overseas institutional visits (OIVs) within their studentship
period, to visit overseas universities or esteemed research organisations.
visits.aspx
Not specified
Research Grants
Not specified
Not specified
£30,000
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Covers salary,
T&S and some
technical effort
Not specified
Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC)
EMF Biological Research
Trust
http://emfbrt.org/grants.shtml
Engineering and Physical
Mathematical sciences small grants
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/ourportfolio/themes/mathe
matics/introduction/Pages/smallgrantscall.aspx
Engineering and Physical
Postdoctoral mobility mechanism
Sciences Research Council grants
(EPSRC)
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/newac/Pag
es/postdocmobility.aspx
Engineering and Physical
Discipline Hopping in Information and http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/
Sciences Research Council Communication Technologies - Open disciplinehopping.aspx
Call
(EPSRC)
Applications for research on the possible biological effects of extremelylow-frequency electric and magnetic fields encountered in everyday life,
and the relevance of any such effects to human health. The emphasis is
on cell-based studies and the possible mechanisms by which EMFs may
exert biological effects.
These aim to enable researchers to develop new collaborations and
study new techniques with recognised and established members of the
community. The maximum value of grants made under this call is
£30,000 full economic costs.
The aim is to encourage the effective transfer into different research
disciplines of knowledge gained by post doctoral research assistants
working on existing EPSRC research grants and enhance the
competencies and career opportunities of these researchers. Grants are
for a period of 12 months.
The awards will provide short-term support to pump prime new
collaborations between researchers from core ICT fields with other
disciplines or user fields, Non-ICT specialists can apply for funds to bring
a technological perspective to their home discipline.
These can be held to exchange ideas and expertise internationally, with
the objective of exploring the possibility of more substantial future
collaboration. It is preferred that a single UK applicant coordinate the UK
side and submit a single standard research grant proposal to cover all
the UK side's costs. Applicants should contact EPSRC before submitting
an application
Engineering and Physical
Bilateral Research Workshops
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/network/Pa
ges/bilateralworkshops.aspx
Engineering and Physical
(Applied Research: original
Sciences Research Council investigation undertaken in order to
acquire new knowledge, directed
(EPSRC)
towards a specific practical aim or
objective)
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/rb/Pages/in Funding for a wide range of activities, including research projects,
tro.aspx
feasibility studies, instrument development, equipment, travel and
collaboration, and long-term funding to develop or maintain critical mass.
Research collaborations with other academic institutions, business or the
public sector are welcolme.
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
Not specified
Covers travel
Not specified
and
accommodatio
n expenses of
UK participants
and core
meeting costs,
for UK
meetings.
Flexible
Not specified
funding, for any
amount and
any project
duration
required
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Link
Comments
Engineering and Physical
Signposting of Research Areas
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/rb/signpost/ A number of research areas are now being signposted in engineering,
Pages/default.aspx
ICT and physics. Engineering list: synthetic biology, water engineering.
ICT list: grand challenges in microelectronic design and silicon
technology. Physics list: physics/life science interface. Nanoscience list:
nanometrology ans nanotoxicology.
Engineering and Physical
New Materials Research Equipment
Sciences Research Council Services: Open Access
(EPSRC)
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/ EPSRC has announced an open call for access to new materials
newmaterials.aspx
research equipment services. Researchers can apply to use equipment
at seven new services. These services provide free access at point of
use to UK academic researchers.
Engineering and Physical
Mathematics Research Workshops
Sciences Research Council and Symposia
(EPSRC)
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/about/progs/maths/resp/P EPSRC invites applications to conduct research workshops and
ages/workshops.aspx
symposia under its mathematical sciences programme. Funding aims
primarily to stimulate research rather than training, although limited
resources (less than 10 per cent of the total cost of the workshop) may
be earmarked to support student attendance.
http://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/funding/food.ht The aim of the Food strand is to promote an understanding of the role of
ml
food in enhancing quality of life. They are interested in work that
influences policy and practice across a range of food-related areas. They
expect to support a mix of practical projects that have wide significance,
and some research and policy based work.
http://www.embo.org/fellowships/short_term.html Short-term fellowships are established to advance molecular biology
research by helping scientists to visit another laboratory with a view to
applying a technique not available in the home laboratory.
Esmee Fairbairn
Foundation
Food strand
European Molecular Biology Short-Term Fellowships
Organisation
European Science
Foundation
Earthtime - the European contribution http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking- Grants should foster collaboration between European researchers
short visit and exchange grants
programmes/life-earth-and-environmentalworking on topics relevant to geochronology and stratigraphy. Each
applicant should apply to stay outside their country of origin and priority
sciences-lesc/current-esf-research-networkingwill be given to those early in their careers. Short visit grants over a
programmes-in-life-earth-and-environmentalmaximum of two weeks. Exchange grants over a maximum of three
sciences/earthtime-the-european-contributionmonths.
earthtime-eu/grants/call-for-applications.html
European Science
Foundation
Contact and symplectic topology
short visit and exchange grants
European Science
Foundation
Exploring the physics of small
devices short visit and exchange
grants
European Science
Foundation
New trends and applications of the
Casimir effect short visit and
exchange grants
European Science
Foundation
Common perspectives for cold
atoms, semiconductor polaritons and
nanoscience short visit and exchange
grants
Funding
Deadline
Available
Flexible
Not specified
funding, for any
amount and
any project
duration
required
Funding covers Not specified
access to
equipment,
travel and
accommodatio
n
Over £20,000
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Funding covers Not specified
travel and
subsistence
costs
€ 4,100
Not specified
http://www.esf.org/index.php?id=6739
These support visits by European researchers to conduct research in a
€ 5,300
European country outside their own. Short visit grants include a per diem
of €85, plus actual travel expenses up to a maximum of €500, for up to
15 days. Exchange grants include a per diem of €57, plus actual travel
costs of up to €500, for between 15 days and three months.
Not specified
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingprogrammes/physical-and-engineering-sciencespesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/exploring-the-physics-of-smalldevices-epsd/grants.html
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingprogrammes/physical-and-engineering-sciencespesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/new-trends-and-applications-of-thecasimir-effect-casimir/grants.html
These support visits by European researchers to European countries
€ 5,300
outside their own. Short visit grants provide a per diem of €85, plus
actual travel costs up to €500, over a maximum of 15 days. Exchange
grants provide a per diem of €57, plus actual travel costs up to €500, for
between 15 days and three months.
These support visits by European researchers to European countries
€ 5,300
outside their own. Short visit grants provide a per diem of €85, plus
actual travel costs of up to €500, over a maximum of 15 days. Exchange
grants provide a per diem of €57, plus actual travel costs of up to €500
for between 15 days and three months.
Not specified
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingprogrammes/physical-and-engineering-sciencespesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/common-perspectives-for-coldatoms-semiconductor-polaritons-andnanoscience.html
New frontiers in millimetre/subhttp://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingmillimetre waves integrated dielectric programmes/physical-and-engineering-sciencesfocusing systems short visits and
pesc/current-research-networkingexchange grants
programmes/new-frontiers-in-millimetre-submillimetre-waves-integrated-dielectric-focusingsystems-newfocus/grants.html
The aim is to develop further research fields of exciton/polariton
condensates in semiconductor nanostructures, and that of cold atoms,
promoting the collaboration of scientists who work in these fields, and to
develop technological applications, linking these fields to
nanotechnology. Funding is worth up to €85 per day plus €500 in travel
expenses.
Applicants should apply to stay in a country other than their country of
origin and should plan to return to their institution of origin after the
termination of the placement. Funding is worth up to €85 per day plus
€500 for travel costs.
€ 10,100
Not specified
€ 10,100
Not specified
European Science
Foundation
Magellan Workshops: Short Visit
Grants
http://www.esf.org/magellan
European Science
Foundation
European child cohort network
science meetings
http://www.eucconet.com/?page_id=9
European Science
Foundation
Precision polymer materials science
meetings
The European Science Foundation invites applications for short visit
A per diem
Not specified
grants under its Magellan workshop series. Funding enables researchers basis of 85
to attend workshops that address marine coring or drilling proposal
euros plus
development.
actual travel
expenses up to
a maximum of
500 euros
Not specified
Not specified
Funding will support workshops of 10 to 50 participants, conferences of
more than 50 participants and schools of 30 to 150 participants on topics
relevant to EUCCONET. Funding covers travel, meal and
accommodation costs for all participants, plus 10 per cent local
administrative costs.
Not specified
Not specified
Grants support workshops of 10 to 50 participants, conferences of over
50 participants and schools of 30 to 150 participants on topics relating to
precision polymer materials. Funds will primarily support the travel and
accommodation costs of speakers and participants.
European Science
Foundation
European Science
Foundation
European Science
Foundation
European Science
Foundation
European Science
Foundation
European Science
Foundation
http://www.esf.org/activities/research networking
programmes/physical and engineering sciences
pesc/current research networking
programmes/precision polymer materials
p2m/science meetings.html
Automata: from Mathematics to
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingApplications
programmes/physical-and-engineering-sciencespesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/automata-from-mathematics-toapplications-automatha.html
Behavioural Ecology of Insect
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingParasitoids Short Visit and Exchange programmes/life-earth-and-environmentalGrants
sciences-lesc/current-esf-research-networkingprogrammes-in-life-earth-and-environmentalsciences/behavioural-ecology-of-insectparasitoids-from-theoretical-approaches-to-fieldapplications-bepar/grants.html#c5709
Exploring the Physics of Small
Devices Short Visit and Exchange
Grants
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingprogrammes/physical-and-engineering-sciencespesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/exploring-the-physics-of-smalldevices-epsd/grants.html
Harmonic and Complex Analysis and http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingits Applications Short Visit and
programmes/physical-and-engineering-sciencesExchange Grants
pesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/harmonic-and-complex-analysis-andits-applications-hcaa/grants.html
Highly Frustrated Magnetism
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingprogrammes/physical-and-engineering-sciencespesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/highly-frustrated-magnetismhfm/grants.html
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
ESF invites applications for short visits and exchange grants under its
automata: from mathematics to applications programme. The aim is to
advance the theory of automata and increase its application to
challenging scientific problems.
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
The European Science Foundation invites applications for short visit and Varies
exchange grants under its behavioural ecology of insect parasitoids: from depending on
theoretical approaches to field applications programme.
grant
Not specified
The European Science Foundation invites applications for its exploring
the physics of small devices short visit and exchange grants. These
support visits by European researchers to European countries outside
their own.
Varies
depending on
grant
Not specified
The European Science Foundation invites proposals for its harmonic and Varies
complex analysis and its applications short visit and exchange grants.
depending on
These support visits by European researchers to European countries
grant
outside their own.
Not specified
ESF invites applications for short visits and exchange grants under its
Varies
highly frustrated magnetism programme. This project is a joint effort
depending on
between solid-state chemists, experimental and theoretical physicists to grant
unveil novel quantum states and effects where frustration plays a leading
role.
Not specified
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European Science
Foundation
Molecular Simulations in Biosystems http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking- ESF invites applications for short visit and exchange grants under its
and Material Science Short Visit and programmes/physical-and-engineering-sciences- molecular simulations in biosystems and material science programme.
Exchange Grants
These support visits by European researchers to conduct research in a
pesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/molecular-simulations-in-biosystems- European country outside their own.
and-material-science-simbioma/grants.html
Funding
Available
Varies
depending on
grant
Deadline
European Science
Foundation
New Generation Of Organic Based
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking- The aim is to bring together the diverse research programmes across
Photovoltaic Devices Short Visits and programmes/physical-and-engineering-sciences- Europe, leading to the development of a cohesive pan-European
Exchange Grants
research community targeting the development of innovative, low cost,
pesc/current-research-networkingorganic based photovoltaic cells.
programmes/new-generation-of-organic-basedphotovoltaic-devices-organisolar/grants.html
Varies
depending on
grant
Not specified
European Science
Foundation
Ultrafast Structural Dynamics in
Physics, Chemistry, Biology and
Material Science Short Visits and
Exchange Grants
Varies
depending on
grant
Not specified
Google Inc
Google visiting faculty program
Not specified
James S McDonnell
Foundation
21st Century Science Initiative Collaborative Activity Awards
http://www.jsmf.org/apply/collaborative/index.htm
Leverhulme Trust
International networks
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/IN/IN.cfm
This program offers the opportunity for over 25 academics to visit Google Not specified
from universities all over the world. Selected academics will work closely
with Google’s research and engineering teams. The goal of this program
is to benefit both the Google researchers and academics through
information and ideas exchange.
These awards are intended to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on
Not specified
problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or
to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing
new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied
problems.
Collaborations enable a principal investigator based in the UK to lead a
£125,000
research project where its successful completion depends on the
participation of relevant overseas institutions. A significant research
theme must be identified at the outset that requires for its successful
treatment international collaboration between one or more UK
universities and two or more overseas institutions, up to a maximum of
seven institutions in total. Networks should be newly constituted
collaborations.
Medical Research Council
(MRC)
Industry collaboration awards
Natural Environment
Research Council (NERC)
Work shadow placements
Natural Environment
Research Council (NERC)
Oceans 2025/SOFI Support for
Workshops to Widen Involvement in
Strategic Marine Science
North Atlantic Treaty
Organisation (Nato)
Collaborative linkage grant
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunities/Grants This funds collaborations between academia and industry which aim to
/MICA/Specification/MRC005438
translate research into healthcare improvements. MRC welcomes both
basic and applied research projects.
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/using/publicsector/worksha This scheme provides opportunities for researchers to undertake a work
dow.asp
shadow placement with a partner organisation that is a relevant user of
NERC research, such as a government department, public agency or
charity. Funding is available to cover travel and subsistence costs, up to
a maximum of £2,000.
http://www.oceans2025.org/PDFs/Oceans_2025_ This support is targeted at workshops and similar events that link Oceans
SOFI_Workshop.pdf
2025 activities at NERC-funded marine centres with those of the
academic community and other stakeholders, including research users in
the public, private and non-governmental sectors.
http://www.nato.int/science/nato_funded_activities These provide opportunities for collaboration on research projects to
/grant_mechanisms/clg-nfa.htm
members of research teams in universities or research institutions in
countries of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the Mediterranean
dialogue. Amounts awarded are worth a maximum of €23,000.
North Atlantic Treaty
Organisation (Nato)
Networking infrastructure grants
Oak Foundation
Grants
Partnership for Advanced
Computing in Europe
(PRACE)
Royal Academy of
Engineering
Preparatory access call
Royal Academy of
Engineering
Senior Research Fellowships
Science and Technology
Facilities Council (STFC)
Particle Physics Visiting Researcher
Grants
Personal research chairs
Smith Institute for Industrial Industrial mathematics internships
Mathematics and System
Engineering
Smithsonian Institution
Visiting scientist program
South West of England
Regional Development
Agency
Grants For Research And
Development
Technology Strategy Board Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
University Corporation for
Atmospheric Research
Link
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingprogrammes/physical-and-engineering-sciencespesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/ultrafast-structural-dynamics-inphysics-chemistry-biology-and-material-sciencedyna/grants.html
http://research.google.com/university/relations/visi
ting_faculty.html
Comments
The European Science Foundation invites applications for short visits
and exchange grants under its ultrafast structural dynamics in physics,
chemistry, biology and material science programme. Funding supports
visits by European researchers to European countries outside their own.
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
€ 23,000
Not specified
http://www.nato.int/science/nato_funded_activities These promote local and international collaboration through the setting
Not specified
/grant_mechanisms/nig-nfa.htm
up of links and networking capabilities. The stipend will range from €50 to
€100 per month, depending on the technical qualifications of the expert,
over two years.
http://www.oakfnd.org/guidelines.php
Address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly
Over $25,000
those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Grants
are offered under the following programme areas: •environment climate
change; •conservation of marine environment; •child abuse programme;
•human rights.; •issues affecting women; •housing and homelessness;
•learning disabilities; •special interest grants; •Denmark specific grants;
•Zimbabwe specific grants.
Not specified
http://www.prace-project.eu/hpc-access
Not specified
This enables researchers from across Europe to apply for time on the
PRACE resources for the purposes of code scalability testing and code
development and optimisation.
http://www.raeng.org.uk/research/researcher/chair These are full-time professorial appointments, in any area of engineering.
s/default.htm
The Chair holder (the Incumbent) is expected to develop and lead a
prestigious research group, the members of which will be encouraged to
publish the results of their research as widely as possible to gain
international recognition both for themselves and for the group in which
they are based.
http://www.raeng.org.uk/research/researcher/seni This scheme enables individuals with several years' postdoctoral
or/default.htm
research experience to progress in their chosen field. The academy aims
to strengthen industrial/academic links through co-funding the
appointments with industrial organisations, over periods of five years, to
establish or enhance internationally renowned centres of excellence.
Provides two thirds of the incumbent's gross salary for five years, with
the academy providing the remaining third.
http://www.stfc.ac.uk/Our+Research/4656.aspx
Awards are made to meet the costs of visits by scientists or engineers of
acknowledged standing to the applicant’s institution in connection with
specific research projects supported by STFC in which the visitors are
expert and/or to introduce new techniques/developments.
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
http://maths.globalwatchonline.com/epicentric_por
tal/site/ims/mechanisms/internships/;jsessionid=1
mnTLHTG4Kl5TnT8m4KfB1qy2yg5895dF13Jcqv
GLG9TPBPzHT75!-1445998786!NONE
£9,000
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
£500,000
Not specified
£75,000 per
year
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
A way for companies and university research groups to develop strong
working relationships, through engaging a dedicated postgraduate
researcher to work on a specific project over a period of 3-6 months.
Please contact [email protected] if you would like to discuss
the possibilities of this call further.
http://saoThe purpose of this program is to expand the scholarly exchange of
www.harvard.edu/opportunities/visitingsci.html
information in the areas of atomic and molecular physics; infrared,
optical, radio and X-ray astronomy; planetary sciences; geophysics; solar
and stellar physics; and theoretical astrophysics.
http://www.southwestrda.org.uk/working_with_you These are open to existing small or medium sized enterprises. The
/working_with_business/innovation_for_business/f agency offers the following types of R&D grants: proof of market projects;
micro project grants; research projects; development projects;
unding_for_innovation.aspx
exceptional projects and exceptional research. Please contact
[email protected] if you would like to discuss the possibilities
of this call further.
www.ktponline.org.uk
Bristol has been invited to apply for more KTPs. 1-3 year projects that
meet a strategic business need and recruit a postgrad/postdoc to work at
the company. May follow a PhD or be at Masters level. Grants provide
67% (SMEs) or 50% (large companies) of costs. Please contact
[email protected] or [email protected] if you would
like to discuss the possibilities of this call further.
High Altitude Observatory short-term http://www.hao.ucar.edu/people/visitors/short.php These appointments are available to both new and already established
scientific visitors appointments
PhD scientists who are interested in the opportunity to participate in
theoretical, experimental, observational, and interpretive studies in solar
physics, solar-terrestrial physics, and related astrophysics.
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
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University Corporation for
Atmospheric Research
High Altitude Observatory Scientific
Visitors Program
Comments
Funding
Deadline
Available
http://www.hao.ucar.edu/people/visitors/longterm. Appointees will be expected to pursue research in collaboration with
Travel support Not specified
php
members of the scientific staff and other long-term visitors in these
areas. Visitors will have access to the HAO linux/unix computers, NCAR
super computer system, and the HAO and NCAR libraries and data
archives.
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Technology- Projects must address an unmet need in healthcare or in applied medical Not specified
Not specified
transfer/Awards/Strategic-Translation-Awards/
research, offer a potential new solution, and have a realistic expectation
that the innovation will be developed further by the market. Awards will
normally be for periods of two to three years. Please contact
[email protected] if you would like to discuss the possibilities
of this call further.
http://wfi.worldforestry.org/index/internationalThis fellowship offers young forestry and forest products professionals
$12,000
Not specified
fellowship.html
the opportunity to work at the World Forest Institute for six to twelve
months. Fellows receive $1000 per month to cover basic living expenses.
Wellcome Trust
Strategic Translation Awards
World Forestry Center
World Forest Institute international
fellowship program
Alpro Foundation
Research grants
http://www.alprofoundation.org/researchsupport/application/
These support innovative projects in the field of plant-based nutrition and € 225,000
its impact on human health. Applicants should hold a Master in Science
degree or equivalent. Awards are over a maximum of 3 years.
Not specified
European Science
Foundation
Thermal adaptation in ectotherms linking life history, physiological,
behaviour and genetics science
meetings
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingprogrammes/life-earth-and-environmentalsciences-lesc/current-esf-research-networkingprogrammes-in-life-earth-and-environmentalsciences/thermal-adaptation-in-ectotherms-linkinglife-history-physiology-behaviour-and-geneticsthermadapt/science-meetings.html
Grants support workshops, meetings and training courses in this field.
Priority will be given to meetings taking place in countries that support
the programme. Funding should principally be used to cover travel and
accommodation costs for speakers and participants, and should not be
used to support more than 10 per cent of speakers from non-ESF
member countries.
Not specified
National Geographic
Society
National Geographic Society/Waitt
grants
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grantsprograms/waitt-grants.html
The program helps individuals launch the search stage of a project.
$15000
Grants are for exploratory fieldwork that holds promise for new
breakthroughs in the natural and social sciences. Grants are made to
explorers and scientists in research fields such as biology, anthropology,
and the geosciences who are working across disciplines.
Not specified
National Geographic
Society
Expeditions Council grants
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grantsprograms/expeditions-council.html
A grant program dedicated to funding exploration of largely unrecorded or $35000
little-known areas of the Earth, as well as regions undergoing significant
environmental or cultural change. Grants support a wide range of
projects including marine research, archaeological discoveries,
documentation of vanishing rain forests, first ascents, and more.
Not specified
National Geographic
Society
Conservation trust grants
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grantsprograms/conservation-trust-application.html
Not specified
National Geographic
Society
Committee for research and
exploration grants
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grantsprograms/cre/
The trust will fund projects that contribute significantly to the preservation US$20,000
and sustainable use of the Earth's biological, cultural, and historical
resources. Grant amounts vary greatly with most ranging from
US$15,000 to US$20,000.
US$20,000
All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and
relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest.
Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines:
anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography,
geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology.
Not specified
Not specified
In addition the committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that
address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat,
effects of human-population pressures).
Natural Environment
Research Council (NERC)
Connect A scheme
Oriental Bird Club
Major conservation awards
Oriental Bird Club
Special and emergency awards
Science and Technology
Facilities Council
PATT standard travel and
subsistence grants
European Research Council European Starting Grants 2015
Engineering and Physical
Experimental Equipment Call
Sciences Research Council
National Centre for the
Highlight announcement: Advancing
Replacement, Refinement the development and application of
and Reduction of Animals in non-animal technologies
Research (NC3R's)
Engineering and Physical
Visiting researchers grants
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
Most grants range from US$15,000 to US$20,000.
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/using/schemes/connecta.as The Connect A scheme facilitates and promotes new partnerships
p
between universities and research institutes and public/private sector
science users, such as industry, business, commerce or public sector
agencies. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to
discuss the possibilities of this call further.
http://www.orientalbirdclub.org/conservation/apply These awards are for projects involving threatened bird species and their
grant.html
habitats or for raising conservation awareness. Funding of up to £2,000
each year for three to five years is available.
http://www.orientalbirdclub.org/conservation/apply These awards are given in recognition that sometimes work needs to be
grant.html
initiated quickly, that a follow-on of a previously awarded OBC or other
grant is needed or as funding for special projects, such as producing
books or training materials.
http://www.stfc.ac.uk/Our+Research/4509.aspx
These grants cover the costs of observing trips to recognised telescopes,
including the council telescopes. Observers may apply for three months
standard grant funding.
https://www.bris.ac.uk/red/development/opportuHighlight notice:
ERC Starting Grants are intended to enable exceptional researchers
between 2 and 7 years from PhD completion to become fully independent
research leaders. They are particularly intended to enable the researcher
to create or strengthen their own independent research team.
Internal process:
Applicants are required to complete a brief University stage
application form for internal review, available on the RED website.
If you plan to make an application or would like advice, please
contact [email protected] or [email protected]
https://www.bris.ac.uk/red/development/opportunit EPSRC has launched a call for refreshing and updating experimental
ies/majorequipment in universities. A total of £50M is available to support around
20 awards. This funding is available for all research areas in EPSRC's
bids/majorbidscurrent.html#epsrcee2014
remit. Only capital funding is available from this call, associated running
costs and other resources will need to be met by the institution.
There is a major bids process in place for this call. For further
information about the call or the internal process please contact
[email protected]
Intention to submit deadline: 21 October 2014 to
[email protected]
www.nc3rs.org.uk/nats
£4,000
Not specified
£10,000
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
04 -Nov-14 Internal
Deadline
Not specified
5-Nov-14
9-Dec-14
In advance of the formal announcement later in the year, we would like to N/A
let you know that £4 million of funding is to be invested into feasibility
studies to advance the development and application of non-animal
technologies. The competition is funded jointly by the TSB, NC3Rs,
BBSRC, EPSRC and DSTL. Building on the output of workshops held by
the TSB and the NC3Rs earlier this year, a key aim of the funding is to
harness the commercial potential of technologies in this area.
The TSB and the NC3Rs are holding networking events in Cardiff on
January 22 to highlight the scope of the competition and facilitate
consortia building. See the website to register.
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/network/Pa These provide funding for scientists and engineers of acknowledged
ges/visitingresearchers.aspx
standing, either from within the UK or abroad, to visit the hosting
investigator's organisation. Applications must be submitted by the UK
host organisation to which the grant will be made. Funding is limited to 12
months per individual.
Biotechnology and
International scientific interchange
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/international/bbsrc/isis.htm This enables scientists to add an international dimension to their BBSRCscheme
Biological Sciences
l
funded research by making and establishing new contacts with
Research Council
international counterparts. There is no set deadline for this call but
candidates must apply at least 6 weeks before travel.
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
21-Oct-14
N/A
Funding covers
salary costs
and travel
subsistence
No closing date,
applications can be
submitted at any
time
£5,000
No deadline
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Engineering and Physical
First grant scheme
Sciences Research Council
Aerosols, Clouds, and
Trace gases Research
Infrastructure Network
Transnational access call
Alcoa Foundation
Sustainability project grants
Alexander von Humboldt
Foundation
Humboldt research fellowships for
postdoctoral researchers
Alexander von Humboldt
Stiftung
Humboldt research fellowship for
experienced researchers
Arts and Humanities
Research Council
Follow-on funding for impact and
engagement scheme
Autism Speaks
Suzanne and Bob Wright trailblazer
award programme
Autism Speaks
Suzanne and Bob Wright trailblazer
award programme
BBSRC
NERC
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
Biotechnology and
Biological Sciences
Research Council
Boehringer Ingelheim
Fonds
British Cave Research
Association
Link
Comments
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/howtoapply/routes/ This helps new academics apply for research funding at the start of their
newac/firstgrant/
careers. Academics who have had non-typical or part-time working
patterns and whose return to academic life will be enhanced by grants
are welcome to apply. Grants cover 80 per cent of full economic costs up
to a maximum of £100,000 over two years.
http://www.actris.net/TransNationalAccess/tabid/4 This enables user groups and researchers to access research facilities
628/language/en-GB/Default.aspx
within remote sensing of the vertical aerosol distribution, measurements
of the in-situ chemical, physical and optical properties of aerosols,
measurements of atmospheric trace gases and clouds and aerosol
quality-controlled observations. The support to users include
administrative and logistical support, free use of the infrastructure,
technical and scientific support and specific training.
http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/community/founda Grants are available in four different areas of focus; environment,
tion/info_page/about_working_foundation.asp
empowerment, education and sustainable design. BASIC ELIGIBILITY:
Programs or rganizations must serve communities where Alcoa has
operating plants or offices (there are 8 in the UK).
Will not fund:
Trips, conferences, seminars, festivals, one-day events, unless they are
a part of an approved program activity
Funding
Available
£100,000
Deadline
Not specified
Not specified
Minimum
$15,000
Not Specified
http://www.avh.de/web/humboldt-fellowshippostdoc.html
No deadline candidates can
apply at any time (if
eligible)
These enable scholars of all nationalities and disciplines to conduct
Not specified
research at a laboratory of their choice in Germany for a period of six to
24 months. The fellowship is worth EURO 2,650 per month, plus a
research allowance of up to EURO 800 per month. Travel costs, a
language fellowship, family allowances and a Europe allowance are also
available.
http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt- This enables scientists and scholars from all disciplines and countries to Not specified
fellowship-experienced.html
conduct projects lasting for six to 18 months at a research institution in
Germany. Funding is worth EURO 3,150 per month, including a mobility
lump sum and contribution towards health and liability insurance, plus an
allowance for research costs of EURO 800 per month for projects in the
natural sciences and engineering or EURO 500 per month for projects in
the humanities and social sciences.
Not specified
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/Follow-on-Funding.aspx
£100,000
Not specified
$100,000
Not specified
The scheme provides funding for innovative and creative engagements
with new audiences and user communities which stimulate pathways to
impact. Awards will be worth up to £100,000 over a maximum of 12
months.
http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/research/gr Awards support highly novel research relevant to autism that can open
ants/open_grants_how_to_apply.php
new avenues to understanding the causes, diagnosis, subtyping,
prevention, treatments and cure of autism spectrum disorders. Awards
worth up to US$100,000 over a maximum of 12 months.
Not specified
http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/research/gr These awards will support highly novel research relevant to autism that
$100,000
ants/open_grants_how_to_apply.php
can open new avenues to understanding the causes, diagnosis,
subtyping, prevention, treatments and cure of autism spectrum disorders.
Awards are limited to a period of 12 months and an amount up to
US$100,000.
Call for Multidisciplinary Proposals in http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/2 Highlight notice
Not Specified
Sustainable Aquaculture: health,
We, together with Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), are
014/joint-nerc-fish-health-disease.aspx
disease, and the environment.
pleased to announce that a Sustainable Aquaculture call will be
published in September for collaborative proposals to support
aquaculture related research, where aquaculture is the farming or
cultivation of organisms such as fin-fish, molluscs and crustaceans.
BBSRC and NERC have each committed £2.5M to this call for proposals.
The four objectives of the Sustainable Aquaculture call are to:
- Deliver bioscience and environmental science research projects that
address one, or more, of the seven priorities for aquaculture research.
- Build capacity by drawing in new researchers to the aquaculture sector
(e.g. epidemiology, immunology, gut health, remote sensing, human
health, and physical and ecosystem modellers) to work in collaboration
with aquaculture researchers.
- Expand the uptake and development of novel tools, methods, and
technologies
-Encourage multidisciplinary, systems science and cross council
approaches
Not specified
FAPESP pump-priming awards
£35,000
Not specified
£5,000
Not specified
£2,000
Not specified
£20,000
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Up to £25,000
Not Specified
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/internationalfundin These aim to provide short-term pump-priming to new collaborations
g/fapesp-pump-priming.aspx
between BBSRC-funded research groups in the UK and Brazilian
research groups in São Paulo state. Awards are worth up to £35,000
for a period of two years.
International scientific interchange
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/international/bbsrc/isis.htm This aims to help scientists add an international dimension to their
scheme
l
BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with
international counterparts. Funding is limited to travel and subsistence
costs, and does not usually exceed £5,000.
Knowledge exchange and
http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/commercialisatio This initiative provides funding and support for events that aim to
commercialisation seminars
n/kec-seminars.aspx
discuss, improve awareness and enable the sharing of best practice as
to how knowledge exchange and commercialisation can benefit the
economy and society. The council will contribute up to £2,000 towards
reasonable costs.
If you are interested in applying for this call, please contact Andrew Wray
([email protected]).
Follow-on funding pathfinder scheme http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/business/commercialisatio This enables potential follow-on funding applicants to carry out
n/follow-on-pathfinder.aspx
preliminary commercial activities to develop a clearer understanding of
the commercial potential of the outputs of a research grant and to assist
with the development of a full follow-on funding application. Funding will
be in the region of £7,000 to £10,000 for a maximum duration of six
months.
If you are interested in applying for this call, please contact Sue
Sundstrom ([email protected]).
Travel grants
http://www.bifonds.de/cgiThese help junior researchers pursue experimental projects in basic
bin/show.pl/travel_grants/travel_grants.html
biomedicine. Grants are awarded for visits of up to three months to cover
the expenses for travel, lodging and course fees.
Guidance in employers age
http://bcra.org.uk/detail/cstri_info.html
The objective is to raise interest in caves and to further the
management strategies - supporting
understanding of them and the technology employed to enter and explore
longer working lives of older workers
them. The budget is £25,000 over a period of five years.
Not Specified
British Heart Foundation
New horizons programme grants
http://www.bhf.org.uk/research_health_profession These encourage scientists from outside traditional cardiovascular
£300,000
als/apply_for_research_grants/grant_types__guid biology to engage in cardiovascular research. Grants are worth up to
£300,000 for a period of up to three years and cover staff salaries
elines/new_horizons_programmes.aspx
excluding PhD students, research consumables and essential equipment.
Not specified
British Society for Plant
Pathology
Junior fellowships
http://www.bspp.org.uk/funds/fellowships.php
£3,000
Not specified
British Society for Plant
Pathology
Promotion fund
http://www.bspp.org.uk/funds/promotion.php
£2,000
Not specified
British Society for Plant
Pathology
Senior fellowships
http://www.bspp.org.uk/funds/fellowships.php
£5,000
Not specified
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
These provide full or partial support of working visits of at least one
month to laboratories other than the applicant's own in the field of plant
pathology.
Funding is available for projects that have as their aim the stimulation of
interest in, and knowledge and awareness of, plant pathology to people
who do not normally come into contact with the subject.
These support working visits of one to three months away from the
applicant's normal place of work or part-fund longer visits in the field of
plant pathology.
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Charles Stewart Mott
Foundation
Infrastructure and energy for a
sustainable future grants
Chemical Heritage
Foundation
Research travel grants
Citizen Science Alliance
Citizen science projects
Link
Comments
Funding
Available
http://www.mott.org/FundingInterests/programs/en These promote infrastructure and energy investments that contribute to Not specified
vironment/InternationalFinance
sustainable development. Funding for unsolicited proposals is limited
throughout the program and those interested in applying are strongly
encouraged to submit initial letters of inquiry instead of full proposals.
The medium grant size is US$100,000 and the majority of grants range
between U$15,000 and US$25,000 annually.
http://www.chemheritage.org/research/fellowships- These grants cover travel and accommodation expenses for researchers $ 1500
and-travel-grants/beckman-centerwho wish to use the collections for short-term research (periods of one to
two weeks). The center houses resources in the history of the chemical
fellowships/travel-grants.aspx
and molecular sciences. Travel grants are US$750 per week and are
intended to help defray the costs of travel and accommodation.
Deadline
Not specified
Not specified
http://www.citizensciencealliance.org/proposals.ht Proposals are invited from researchers who wish to develop citizen
Not specified
ml
science projects that take advantage of the experience, tools and
community of the Zooniverse. The goal of the Zooniverse is to enable
researchers to engage with a large community of volunteers, in order to
produce results that would otherwise be impossible or impractical to
achieve.
Fellowships
http://www.daphnejackson.org/fellowships/
Fellowships are normally undertaken on a part-time basis in a university Not specified
or research establishment in the UK. They are flexible and include a
tailored training programme to update the skills and knowledge of the
scientists, engineers and technologists, allowing them to return at the
appropriate level to their career break. Fellowships last for two years and
cover a salary with a small additional allowance for expenses such as
conference attendance.
The Materials and Structures Science https://www.dstl.gov.uk/materialsandstructurestec The MAST STC recognises that technical
Not specified
and Technology Centre (MAST STC) hnologycentre
advancements in the ability to engineer micro- and nano-materials and
structures means it is becoming increasingly possible to model, design
and construct materials with unique properties.Potential suppliers should
consider the wide range of platform types, structures, equipment and
devices used by the military, including futuristic nano-unmanned vehicles,
large ships, land vehicles and aircraft. Structures range from tents to
large deployable operating bases, as well as headquarters, and
equipment types range from radios to weapons and to clothing.
Not specified
Department of Energy
(DOE)
ORNL advanced short-term research http://www.orau.org/ornl/astro/default.htm
opportunity
Not specified
Not specified
Department of Energy
(DOE)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(ORNL) postdoctoral research
associates
Not specified
Not specified
Department of Energy
(DOE)
Advanced short-term research
http://www.orau.org/ornl/astro/default.htm
opportunity at the Oak Ridge National
Laboratory
This program provides opportunities to conduct research in areas that
Not Specified
support ORNL missions in the basic and applied sciences, energy, and
the environment. You will gain exposure to current national issues in
science and technology, have an opportunity to share and exchange
innovative ideas and techniques, and make significant contributions to
ORNL programs. The monthly stipend is based on research areas and
experience.
Eligibility: Qualified to MSc or PhD level. Participants who are foreign
nationals must receive approval and clearance from the U.S. Department
of Energy. Participants are also required to have coverage under a health
insurance plan and provide proof of such coverage.
Not Specified
Department of Energy
(DOE)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
postdoctoral research associates
Associates may participate in research in a broad range of science and
Not Specified
engineering activities related to basic sciences, energy, and the
environment. You will gain exposure to current national issues in science
and technology, have an opportunity to share and exchange innovative
ideas and techniques, and make significant contributions to ORNL
programs
Eligibilty: Applicants should be recent doctoral degree recipients or
expect to complete all requirements before starting their appointments.
Not Specified
Department of Energy and
Climate Change
Offshore wind component
https://www.gov.uk/innovation-funding-for-lowtechnologies development and
carbon-technologies-opportunities-for-bidders
demonstration scheme - third call for
proposals
£4,000,000
Not specified
Economic and Social
Research Council
Pilot urgency grants mechanism
The aim of this call is to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy by
accelerating the commercialisation of devices and component
technologies for offshore wind systems. Awards are expected to be
between £250,000 and £4m in size, and between two and six awards will
be made.
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-andThis seeks to respond to urgent events, where there is a strong case for
guidance/funding-opportunities/27006/urgencyimmediate research (NB EOIs need to be submitted no more than 4
weeks after the 'event'). Grants are worth up to £200,000 at 100 per cent
grants-mechanism.aspx
full economic cost for up to 24 months.
http://ec.europa.eu/education/llp/doc1943_en.htm Grundtvig visits and exchanges aim to improve the quality of adult
learning by enabling present or future staff working in this field to
undertake a work related visit to a country participating in the lifelong
learning programme. Preparatory visits are available under all sectoral
programmes and facilitate preparation for one of the lifelong learning
activities. The overall budget for the 2012 call of the lifelong learning
programme is €1.14 million.
This programme aims to advance research in innovative approaches to
http://emdp.elsevier.com/index.asp
scientific indicators and metrics development by providing collaborative
infrastructure and funding.
http://emfbrt.org/grants.shtml
The trust promotes research on the biological effects of extremely low
frequency electric and magnetic fields and related matters. Project grants
may be given for up to three years and programme grants for up to five
years.
http://emfbrt.org/grants.shtml
The trust promotes research on the biological effects of extremely low
frequency electric and magnetic fields and related matters. Project grants
may be for up to three years and programme grants for up to five years.
£200,000
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
Fellowships
Sciences Research Council
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/fellows/epsrcfello
wships/
Not specified
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
Transforming approaches to
Sciences Research Council improving hearing aid technology
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/improving Highlight notice
A future call, planned for mid-late September, will encourage
hearingaidtechnology/
Not Specified
Not Specified
Daphne Jackson Trust
Defence Science &
Technology Laboratory
Education, Audiovisual and Grundtvig visits and exchanges and
preparatory visits
Culture Executive Agency
Elsevier
Metrics development programme
EMF Biological Research
Trust
Research grants
EMF Biological Research
Trust
Research grants
Engineering and Physical
Network grants
Sciences Research Council
http://www.orau.org/ornl/postdocs/ornl-pdpm/about.htm
http://www.orau.org/ornl/postdocs/ornl-pdpm/about.htm
This scheme offers challenging opportunities to recent recipients of
master's and doctoral degrees to conduct research in areas that support
the ORNL's missions in the basic and applied sciences, energy and
environment. Appointments are for periods between one and nine
months and include a competitive monthly stipend.
This scheme offers challenging opportunities to recent recipients of
doctoral degrees to conduct research in areas that support the ORNL's
missions in the basic and applied sciences, energy and environment.
These aim to develop the next generation of researchers with the
greatest potential across different career stages. Fellowships are
available at the postdoctoral, early career and established career level.
Faculty of Science & Engineering
If you are interested in applying for an EPSRC fellowships please
contact [email protected]
Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, Physical and
Mathematical Sciences researchers to develop disruptive technologies
for use in hearing aid devices.
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/routes/network/net The aim of these networks is to create new interdisciplinary research
Not specified
works/Pages/grants.aspx
communities and topics by developing interaction between the research
community and appropriate science, technology and industrial groups.
Funding for a maximum of three years is provided to cover the operating
and support costs of a network.
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
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Funder
Programme
Comments
Funding
Available
Engineering and Physical
Discipline hopping in information and http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/ This aims to provide researchers with an opportunity to spend time in a
Not specified
Sciences Research Council communication technologies
disciplinehopping.aspx
new and different research or user environment. Funding may cover 80
per cent of the cost of the PI salary, travel and subsistence, some
technical effort or the costs of an academic in the host location. Projects
should be between three and 12 months in duration, although part-time
awards may be awarded for up to 24 months.
Engineering and Physical
eFuturesXD travel award
http://efutures.ac.uk/xd/awards/travel
This allows researchers from one information and communications
£5,000
Sciences Research Council
technology discipline to spend a short time in a different institute or two
researchers to spend time in each other's institutions. The award is worth
up to £5,000 for visits or exchanges lasting no longer than one month.
Deadline
Engineering and Physical
eFuturesXD facility award
Sciences Research Council
http://efutures.ac.uk/xd/awards/facility
£20,000
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
eFuturesXD meeting award
Sciences Research Council
http://efutures.ac.uk/xd/awards/meeting
£10,000
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
Research base funding
Sciences Research Council
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/routes/rb/Pages/in
tro.aspx
Not Specified
Not Specified
Engineering and Physical
EPSRC-DST Indo-UK initiative
Sciences Research Council
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/2013/Pages/
dstindoukinitiative.aspx
Not specified
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
Overseas travel grants
Sciences Research Council
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/routes/int/Pages/ot
gs.aspx
Not specified
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
Manufacturing the future: call for
Sciences Research Council investigator-led research projects
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/2013/Pages/i
nvestigatorledresearchprojects.aspx
Not specified
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
First grant scheme
Sciences Research Council
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/routes/firstgrant/P
ages/scheme.aspx
£125,000
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
Programme grants
Sciences Research Council
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/capacity/pr
ogramme/Pages/default.aspx
Not specified
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
Research equipment services
Sciences Research Council
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/
newmaterials.aspx
Not specified
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
eFuturesXD travel award
Sciences Research Council
http://efutures.ac.uk/xd/awards/travel
The aim of this award is to allow researchers from one ICT discipline to £5,000
spend a short time in a different institute, or for two researchers to spend
time in each other's institutions. The maximum award is £5,000.
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
eFuturesXD staff award
Sciences Research Council
http://efutures.ac.uk/xd/awards/staff
This is for carrying out larger scoping or proof-of-concept studies that
£60,000
require dedicated staff to carry out specific experiments or an extended
visit to a laboratory in order to be immersed in another discipline. Staff
awards are primarily aimed at small teams of researchers from two or
more disciplines who wish to carry out key experiments or measurements
to confirm an initial hypothesis. Awards are worth up to £60,000.
Not specified
Engineering and Physical
eFuturesXD meeting award
Sciences Research Council
http://efutures.ac.uk/xd/awards/meeting
Engineering and Physical
Bilateral research workshops
Sciences Research Council
Engineering and Physical
Network grants
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
Engineering and Physical
Travel award
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
Link
This is for researchers who have a current or recent cross-disciplinary
project and require additional resources to take their idea towards
commercialisation or follow-on funding to bridge the gap. The award is
worth up to £20,000.
This is intended to facilitate the building of larger research consortia
comprising researchers from a number of departments and institutions
across the portfolio of information and communications technology. The
award is worth up to £10,000.
This funding is very flexible, with supported projects ranging from small
travel grants to multi-million-pound research programmes. Grants have
no limit on value or length.
Proposals for workshops in rapidly developing and newly emerging areas
of mathematics, where there is a need to evaluate new developments
quickly, are particularly welcome. Funds will usually be available for travel
and subsistence for about 35 people for one week. Funding for a meeting
in 2011 was approximately £21,700.
These enable individuals to visit recognised non-UK centres to study new
techniques and to travel from the UK to start or develop international
collaborations. There is no limit on the funding amount or length of the
grant. In addition to travel and subsistence, the principal investigator can
request funds to cover their salary and indirect costs.
The aim of the theme is to take research from the UK's science and
engineering base that addresses issues of scaling up processes and
products required for manufacturing impact. First grants as well as
standard research proposals are invited under this call. The total budget
is £5 million.
This scheme helps new academics apply for research funding at the start
of their careers. Grants are worth up to £125,000 for a maximum period
of two years.
Please contact Jenny ([email protected]) if you are interested
in applying for an EPSRC First Grant.
The scheme provides grants to world-leading research groups to address
significant research challenges. Grants are intended to support a suite of
related research activities focusing on one strategic theme. Applicants
must discuss their suitability for programme grant funding with an
identified EPSRC contact before submitting an outline application. Grants
can be awarded for a duration of up to six years.
Researchers from UK higher education institutions can apply to use
equipment at several new services. These provide free access at point of
use to UK academic researchers, including travel and accommodation.
These support events specifically aimed at building a research
consortium comprising researchers from a number of departments and
institutions across the information and communication technology
portfolio. The maximum award available is £10,000.
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/network/Pa These workshops can be held to exchange ideas and expertise
ges/bilateralworkshops.aspx
internationally, with the objective of exploring the possibility of more
substantial future collaboration. Funding covers travel and
accommodation expenses of UK participants and, for meetings in the UK,
core meeting costs.
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/network/net The aim of these networks is to create new interdisciplinary research
works/Pages/intro.aspx
communities and topics by developing interaction between the research
community and appropriate science, technology and industrial groups.
Funding for a maximum of three years is provided to cover the operating
and support costs of a network.
http://efutures.ac.uk/xd/awards/travel
The award is aimed at electronics researchers and is to allow
researchers from one discipline related to information and
communications technology a chance to spend a short time in a different
institute or for two researchers to spend time in each others institutions. .
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
£5,000
Not Specified
http://efutures.ac.uk/xd/awards/meeting
Engineering and Physical
Facility award
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
http://efutures.ac.uk/xd/awards/facility
Engineering and Physical
Staff award
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
http://efutures.ac.uk/xd/awards/staff
Engineering and Physical
First grant scheme
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/newac/first This scheme helps new academics apply for research funding at the start £125,000
grant/Pages/default.aspx
of their careers. Grants are worth up to £125,000 for a maximum period
of two years.
If you are interested in applying for this call and would like any help or
further information, please contact Jenny Jennings
([email protected]).
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/capacity/pr The scheme provides grants to world-leading research groups to address Not Specified
ogramme/Pages/default.aspx
significant research challenges. Grants are intended to support a suite of
related research activities focusing on one strategic theme. Grants may
be up to six years in duration.
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/rb/Pages/in This funding is very flexible, with supported projects ranging from small
Not specified
tro.aspx
value, short-term grants to multi-million pound research programmes.
The majority of proposed research should be within the areas of
engineering and the physical sciences. Grants have no limit on value or
length.
Engineering and Physical
Research base funding
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
Not specified
£10,000
Engineering and Physical
Meeting award
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
Engineering and Physical
Programme grants
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
Not specified
These support events specifically aimed at building a research
£10,000
consortium comprising researchers from a number of departments and
institutions across the information and communication technology
portfolio.
This award is for the use of expensive characterisation facilities such as £20,000
microscopy, fabrication of novel structures using clean rooms or the
manufacture of test chips using practice. Facilities can be outside the UK
if appropriate.
This award is aimed at electronics researchers and is for carrying out
£60,000
larger scoping or proof of concept studies which require dedicated staff
to carry out specific tasks (experiments) or an extended visit to a
laboratory in order to be immersed in another discipline. Staff awards are
primarily aimed at small teams of researchers from two or more
disciplines who wish to carry out key experiments or measurements to
confirm an initial hypothesis. Awards are worth up to £60,000.
Not Specified
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Funder
Programme
Link
Comments
Engineering and Physical
Network grants
Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC)
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/grants/network/net The aim of these networks is to create new interdisciplinary research
works/Pages/intro.aspx
communities and topics by developing interaction between the research
community and appropriate science, technology and industrial groups.
Funding for a maximum of three years is provided to cover the operating
and support costs of a network. Requests may include the investigators'
salaries, travel and subsistence, and administrative support.
Eureka
http://www.euminafab.eu/index.php/en/useraccess/proposal-submission
User access call for proposals
Funding
Available
Not Specified
Investigators from research and industry alike may apply to gain fee-free Not specified
access to one or more of 37 micro- and nanotechnology fabrication and
characterisation installations across Europe.
European Molecular Biology Short-term fellowships
http://www.embo.org/programmes/fellowships/ These enable scientists to visit laboratories in Europe and elsewhere in
Organisation
the world in order to facilitate valuable collaborations with research
short-term.html
Not specified
groups applying techniques that are unavailable in the applicant's
laboratory. Fellowships cover travel plus subsistence for visits of one
week to three months.
European Science
Precision polymer materials science http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking- Grants support workshops of 10 to 50 participants, conferences of over Not specified
meetings
Foundation
programmes/physical-and-engineering-sciences- 50 participants and schools of 30 to 150 participants on topics relating to
precision polymer materials. Funds will primarily support the travel and
pesc/current-research-networkingaccommodation costs of speakers and participants.
programmes/precision-polymer-materialsp2m/science-meetings.html
European Science
Quantitative models of cellular and
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking- Work must be related to the quantitative models of cellular and
Not specified
developmental biology short visit
Foundation
programmes/life-earth-and-environmentaldevelopmental biology programme. Grants are directed mainly at senior
grants
researchers, and the stay must be in a country other than the country of
sciences-lesc/current-esf-research-networkingorigin. Preference will be given to countries that financially support the
programmes-in-life-earth-and-environmentalprogramme. Visits last for up to 15 days.
sciences/quantitative-models-of-cellular-anddevelopmental-biology-quantissue/grants/grantsdetails.html#c85014
European Science
Evolution of social cognition:
http://www.compcog.org/index.php?option=com_c These enable pre- and postdoctoral students to undertake intensive
Not specified
comparisons and integration across a ontent&view=article&id=57&Itemid=54
Foundation
research training over the course of a one-week lab visit. CompCog
wide range of human and non-human
supports 10 lab visits, covering the costs for six students participating in
animal species lab visits
each visit.
European Science
Earthtime - the European contribution http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking- Grants should foster collaboration between European researchers
€ 4,100.00
short visit and exchange grants
Foundation
programmes/life-earth-and-environmentalworking on topics relevant to geochronology and stratigraphy. Short visit
grants provide € 85 per day over a maximum of two weeks. Exchange
sciences-lesc/current-esf-research-networkinggrants provide € 400 per week over a maximum of three months. Both
programmes-in-life-earth-and-environmentalawards provide actual travel expenses, worth up to € 500.
sciences/earthtime-the-european-contributionearthtime-eu/grants/call-for-applications.html
European Science
Foundation
Interactions of low-dimensional
topology and geometry with
mathematical physics short visit and
exchange grants
European Science
Foundation
European child cohort network short
visit and exchange grants
European Science
Foundation
Quantum spin coherence and
electronics short visit and exchange
grants
European Science
Foundation
New physics of compact stars short
visit and exchange grants
European Soft Matter
Infrastructure project
Call for access
European Space Agency
Initiative for ESA telecom newcomers http://telecom.esa.int/telecom/www/object/ind This supports small and medium-sized companies through the early
stages of research and the development of services for the satcom
ex.cfm?fobjectid=183
market. Grants are worth up to €200,000 depending on the home country
of the applicant.
Artes 3-4 products call
http://telecom.esa.int/telecom/www/object/ind Funding supports the development, qualification and demonstration of
products such as a piece of equipment for the platform or payload of a
ex.cfm?fobjectid=29256
satellite, a user terminal or a full telecom system integrating a network
with its respective space segment. Funding will cover up to 50 per cent of
eligible costs.
Artes 5.2 non-competitive industryhttp://telecom.esa.int/telecom/www/object/ind This supports, through co-funding, the development of new technologies,
initiated call
techniques and system concepts in the area of satellite communication.
ex.cfm?fobjectid=29645
Funding will cover up to 75 per cent of eligible costs.
Artes 3-4 products call
http://telecom.esa.int/telecom/www/object/index.cf Funding supports the development, qualification and demonstration of
m?fobjectid=29256
products such as a piece of equipment, the platform or payload of a
satellite or a full telecom system integrating a network with its respective
space segment. Alternatively, study proposals may be submitted,
requesting up to EURO 250,000. Funding under this call will cover up to
50 per cent of eligible costs.
Artes 5.2 non-competitive industryhttp://telecom.esa.int/telecom/www/object/index.cf This supports, through co-funding, the development of new technologies,
initiated call
m?fobjectid=29645
techniques and system concepts in the area of satellite communication.
Funding will cover up to 75 per cent of eligible costs.
Transnational access call
http://www.expeeronline.eu/index.php/access/exp This enables researchers and user groups from EU member states and
eer-call
associated countries to access one or several of the 33 ExpeER
(Experimentation in Ecosystem Research) research sites and facilities
promoting observational, experimental, analytical, and modelling
approaches in ecosystem research. As well as free access, ExpeER will
contribute to travel, accommodation and operational costs. Only one
person will be reimbursed for each visit.
Grants for postgraduate and
http://www.eps.ac.uk/index.php/postgraduate-and- These aim to bring together postgraduate students or junior postdoctoral
postdoctoral workshops
postdoctoral-workshop-grants
researchers, within two years of their PhD, who are working on a
particular topic or wish to learn about a particular technique. The
maximum grant for a one-day meeting will normally be £1,200 and for a
two-day workshop £2,500 and to be organised by a more senior
researcher, who need not be a member of the EPS..
Research grants
http://www.fim-trust.org/how-to-apply-top-menu
These are for research projects that improve the understanding of
transition and the welfare support provided to service men, women,
veterans and their families.
European Space Agency
European Space Agency
European Space Agency
European Space Agency
ExpeER (Experimentation
in Ecosystem Research)
Experimental Psychology
Society
Forces in Mind Trust
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking- Research should address the interactions between topology and
programmes/physical-and-engineering-sciences- geometry within various fields. Short visit grants include a per diem of
€85 over a maximum of 15 days. Exchange grants include a per diem of
pesc/current-research-networking€57 over a maximum of three months. Grants also include actual travel
programmes/interactions-of-low-dimensionaltopology-and-geometry-with-mathematical-physics- costs, up to a maximum of €500.
itgp.html
http://www.eucconet.com/?page_id=11
These enable pre- and postdoctoral researchers to apply to stay in a
country outside their own. Short visit grants provide € 85 per day over a
maximum of 15 days, while exchange grants provide € 57 per day over
15 days to six months. Travel expenses worth up to € 500 are
reimbursed for both awards.
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking- QspiCE aims at improving the manipulation and the control of the
programmes/physical-and-engineering-sciences- electron or hole spin in nanostructures and at analysing and harnessing
the various mechanisms leading to relaxation and decoherence of spin in
pesc/current-research-networkingnanoscale objects. Short visit grants provide € 85 per day over a
programmes/quantum-spin-coherence-andmaximum of 15 days, while exchange grants provide € 57 per day over
electronics/grants.html
15 days to six months. Travel expenses worth up to € 500 are
reimbursed for both awards.
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking- Projects will combine disciplines relating to astronuclear physics and the
programmes/physical-and-engineering-sciences- physics of compact stars. Short visit grants include a per diem of €85
over a maximum of 15 days. Exchange grants include a per diem of €57
pesc/current-research-networkingover a maximum of six months. Grants also include actual travel costs,
programmes/the-new-physics-of-compact-starscompstar/grants.html
up to a maximum of €500.
http://www.esmi-fp7.net/trans
This enables user groups to access the ESMI infrastructure, based in
Europe. ESMI offers the most important experimental and synthesis
techniques and combines world-class infrastructures with cutting edge
scientific expertise through a sophisticated networking programme. The
anticipated JRA will further improve the existing infrastructure. Computer
simulations being of increasing importance for the understanding and
prediction of complex materials. Together with a platform for
disseminating the results and educating a new generation of young soft
matter scientists, ESMI represents an important added value to the
European Research Area in nanoscience, nanotechnology and materials
science. The ESMI infrastructure is available free of charge, and funding
may be provided for cover of travel, accommodation and subsistence
costs for up to two members of the user group.
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
Deadline
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
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€ 5,744
Not specified
€ 10,100
Not specified
€ 10,100.00
Not specified
€ 10,988
Not specified
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€200,000
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£2,500
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Funder
Programme
Link
Found Animals
Michelson grants in reproductive
biology
http://michelson.foundanimals.org/michelsongrants
Guarantors of Brain
Salary support for trainee
neurologists
Higher Education Funding
Council for England
Catalyst fund
Institute of Mathematics
and its Applications
Small grant scheme
Integrated Infrastructure
Initiative for Neutron
Scattering and Muon
Spectroscopy
Transnational access call
Integrated Network on
Climate Research on
Shrubland Ecosystems
Call for transnational access
Integrated Network on
Climate Research on
Shrubland Ecosystems
Call for transnational access
International Union of
Geodesy and Geophysics
Sponsorship of meetings and
workshops
International Union of Pure
and Applied Chemistry
IUPAC project funding
James S McDonnell
Foundation
Collaborative activity awards
James S McDonnell
Foundation
21st century science initiative collaborative activity awards
Comments
Funding
Available
The foundation seeks proposals for up to US$250,000 per year for up to $750000
three years of funding in pursuit of a single dose, lifetime non-surgical
sterilisation product or technology for use in male and female dogs and
cats that also ablates sex steroids or their action.
http://www.guarantorsofbrain.org/index.php?conte This scheme supports young clinicians intending to pursue careers in
Not specified
nt=info
neurology who wish to combine clinical training with research. Bursaries
last up to three years.
http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/invest/funds/cf/ This will help deliver strategic aims for higher education across research, Not specified
teaching and knowledge exchange in the new fees and funding system.
HEFCE will commit up to £45 million in annual funding.
If you are interested in applying for this call, please discuss with your
Faculty Dean in the first instance.
Deadline
http://www.ima.org.uk/about_us/support_and_gra The scheme aims to facilitate research activity in all areas of applicable
nts/small_grant_scheme.cfm
mathematics. Grants are worth up to £600. Applicants who wish to
organise a conference with a mathematical theme may apply for grants of
up to £1,200.
http://nmi3.eu/about-nmi3/access-programme.html This provides access to major national neutron and muon sources in
Europe. Facilities are available in Germany, Hungary, UK, France, Czech
Republic, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Funding provides free
access, as well as support for travel and subsistence expenses for one
young scientist per experiment. It is also possible to obtain funding to
send samples and subsequently receive the data without a visit to the
facility.
http://increase.ku.dk/transnational_access/call_for This enables user groups from EU member states and associated
_proposals/
countries to access Increase's sites in Denmark, the UK, Hungary, the
Netherlands and Italy. The infrastructure consist of field-scale climate
manipulation facilities for research of climate change effects on terrestrial
ecosystems. As well as free access, Increase will also cover core
measurements, technical support and travel funds relating to visits by
users.
http://www.increaseThis enables user groups from EU member states and associated
infrastructure.eu/Transnational_access/Call_for_p countries to access Increase's sites in Denmark, the UK, Hungary, the
Netherlands and Italy. The infrastructure consist of field-scale climate
roposals.aspx
manipulation facilities for research of climate change effects on terrestrial
ecosystems. As well as free access, Increase will also cover core
measurements, technical support and travel funds relating to visits by
users.
http://www.iugg.org/IAGA/iaga_pages/meetings/m Grants support regional meetings and workshops that can help to
eetings.htm
increase the opportunities for involvement in the association's activities,
especially for students, young scientists and scientists in developing
countries.
http://www.iupac.org/home/projects.html
These support projects that are related to the needs of chemists in the
world and to the role of chemistry for the needs of humankind, and which
are best approached by an international team. While there is no limit to
the size of the project, most projects will be funded for less than
US$5,000.
http://www.jsmf.org/apply/collaborative/index.htm These aim to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on problems or issues,
launch interdisciplinary research networks, or fund communities of
researchers and practitioners dedicated to developing new methods,
tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems in brain
research. A maximum institutional base salary of US$200,000 may be
used for salary requests.
http://www.jsmf.org/apply/collaborative/index.htm These awards are intended to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on
problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or
to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing
new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied
problems. the focus of the collaborative activity must meet the program
guidelines for one of the following program areas:
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Not specified
Not specified
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Not specified
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Not specified
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$5,000
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
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Not specified
Not specified
Studying Complex Systems
Understanding Human Cognition
Leverhulme Trust
Research project grants
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/RPG/RPG.cfm
Leverhulme Trust
International networks
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/IN/IN.cfm These enable a principal investigator based in the UK to lead a research Not Specified
Leverhulme Trust
Research project grants
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/RPG/RPG.cf
m
Leverhulme Trust
Artists in residence
http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/AIR/AIR.cfm
Livestock Emissions and
Abatement Research
Network (LEARN)
Global Research Alliance senior
scientist award
http://livestockemissions.net/FundingOpportunities
/tabid/61/Default.aspx
Medical Research Council
Alexander Fleming dissemination
scheme
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Sciencesociety/MRF/MRFop
p/Fleming/index.htm
Medical Research Council
Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic
encephalomyelitis: cross-board
highlight notice
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunities/Highlig
htnotices/CFSME/MRC001747
Medical Research Council
Partnership awards
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunities/Fellow
ships/WorkingwithIndustry/MRCFellowshipPartnershipAward/index.htm
Medical Research Council
Environmental exposure and chronic http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunities/Highlig
disease highlight notice
htnotices/exposure/MRC008961
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
These support innovative and original research projects where the choice £500,000
of research theme and design lies entirely with the applicant. Grants may
be held for up to five years for a maximum sum of £500,000.
project where its successful completion depends on the participation of
relevant overseas institutions. The network award is normally worth up to
£125,000 for a maximum of three years, though requests for higher
amounts may be made.
These support innovative and original research projects where the choice
of research theme and design lies entirely with the applicant. Grants may
be held for up to five years for a maximum sum of £500,000. The great
majority of these grants are awarded for sums of up to £250,000 over a
duration of two to three years.
The programme supports the residency of an artist of any kind or
nationality in a UK institution to foster a creative collaboration between
the artist and the institutions staff or students. The term ‘artist’
encompasses visual artists, creative writers, musicians, poets and other
producers of original creative work. The maximum total cost can be up to
£15,000 overall for a typical residency of 10 months.
This award enables collaboration on livestock emissionsrelated research
projects between senior scientists from GRA member countries and New
Zealand. Successful applicants will be awarded up to $30,000 for living
expenses, up to $5,000 for airfares and insurance, and up to $5,000 to
cover any additional research costs.
This scheme provides funding to support the dissemination of MRC and
Medical Research Foundation-funded research results beyond the
scientific peer reviewed press, to patients, participants, practitioners and
policy makers. Maximum funding amount is £30,000. Awards are unlikely
to last for longer than one year.
Proposals should address the mechanisms underlying chronic changes
related to CFS/ME in immune dysregulation, pain, neuropathology,
mechanisms of CFS/ME in children and improved sub-phenotyping and
stratification of CFS/ME.
The awards offer both financial and advisory support for existing MRC
fellows. These aim to stimulate collaborative, mutually beneficial
research and partnership between industry and academia and to
enhance MRC fellows' development as research leaders. There is no
financial cap on the awards, however, the council does not anticipate
applications exceeding £200,000.
This is for research that will offer a better understanding between
environmental exposures and health effects, The relationship between
humans and the environment in areas such as air and water pollution,
changing patterns of infectious disease, allocation of natural resources,
housing, food security, obesity and traffic all require cross-disciplinary
solutions, to inform risk assessment by policymakers and individuals,
and facilitate the development of strategies for the prevention of
diseases.
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$40,000
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£30,000
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Funder
Programme
Link
Middle East Desalination
Research Center
Research and development project
funding
Morris Animal Foundation
Betty White wildlife rapid response
fund
Morris Animal Foundation
Betty White wildlife rapid response
fund
National Endowment for
Science, Technology and
the Arts (NESTA)
Digital R&D fund for the arts expressions of interest
National Geographic
Society
Big cats initiative
http://www.medrc.org/index.cfm?area=research&p This supports basic and applied research and development projects in
age=Research_Program&pf=solarnew1
water desalination and supporting fields, with the overall objective to
reduce the cost of desalination. The recipient is expected to provide at
least 50 per cent of the total project costs.
http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/for-grant- This fund enables wildlife researchers to respond in a timely manner to
seekers/maf-rapid-response-fund.html
unexpected events that result in the immediate need for animal health
research. Grants range between US$5,000 and US$20,000. In
exceptional cases, grants up to US$50,000 may be considered.
http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/for-grant- This fund enables wildlife researchers to respond in a timely manner to
seekers/maf-rapid-response-fund.html
unexpected events that result in the immediate need for animal health
research. Grants range between US$5,000 and US$20,000. In
exceptional cases, grants up to US$50,000 may be considered.
http://artsdigitalrnd.org.uk/content/about-digital-rd- This fund supports research and development projects that use digital
technology to enhance audience reach and explore new business models
fund
for organisations with arts projects. The fund is worth £7 million in total,
with individual funding worth up to £125,000.
http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media- This seeks to advance the understanding and conservation of the world's
content/file/Big-Cats-Initiative_RFP_March2012- big cat populations, protecting and restoring them and their habitats via
an interconnected series of innovative field-based, action-oriented
cb1332448215.pdf
strategic programmes. Projects currently funded range from US$10,000
to US$50,000.
http://www.themedcalls.nihr.ac.uk/amr/meet-the- This call is intended to cover all aspects of translational, clinical and
programmes
public health research that could through new developments or changes
in practice, contribute to a reduction in the development and spread in
humans of organisms with antimicrobial resistance, and infection.
The eight NIHR managed research programmes participating in this call
(Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme; Health Services and
Delivery Research Programme; Health Technology Assessment
Programme; Invention for Innovation Programme; Programme Grants for
Applied Research; Public Health Research Programme; Research for
Patient Benefit Programme; and NIHR Fellowships) can be seen on the
website.
National Institute for Health Antimicrobial Resistance Themed
Call
Research (NIHR)
Natural Environment
Research Council
Urgency applications
Natural Environment
Research Council
Biodiversity and ecosystem service
sustainability workshop grants
Natural Environment
Research Council
Natural Environment
Research Council
Natural Environment
Research Council
Natural Environment
Research Council (NERC)
Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research
Council of Canada
Netherlands Institute for
Radio Astronomy
(ASTRON)
Netherlands Organisation
for Scientific Research NWO
Nippon Foundation
Nippon Foundation
Ove Arup Foundation
Partnership for Advanced
Computing in Europe
Partnership for Advanced
Computing in Europe
RadioNet3
Comments
Funding
Available
Not specified
Deadline
$50,000
Not specified
$50,000
Not specified
£125,000
Not specified
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Various
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£52,000
Not specified
£8,000
Not specified
£2,000
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£25,000
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£65,000
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£180,000
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$141,702
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These are for practising professionals whose projects focus on improving Not specified
the wellbeing of humankind, or connect with the foundation's issue areas
of advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods or transform
cities. Residencies typically last between two and four weeks.
Not specified
These are for working professionals whose projects focus on improving Not specified
the well-being of humankind, or relate to global health; climate and
environment; urbanisation; social and economic security; or health, water
and housing. Residencies typically last four weeks although shorter stays
may also be requested.
http://www.raeng.org.uk/research/researcher/chair These are full-time professorial appointments in any area of engineering. Not specified
s/default.htm
Funding is provided for five years. The Academy will fund one third of 80
per cent of full economic costs. Allowable costs include the gross salary,
indirect cost and estates.
Not specified
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/researchg These are prompted by unexpected and transient scientific opportunities
rants/typesofaward/urgency.asp
such as earthquakes, drought, temporary exposure or short-timescale
events in an ecosystem. The maximum total project funding is £65,000,
and NERC will fund up to 80 per cent of full economic costs.
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/bess These are for hosting workshops in any area of the biodiversity and
/events/workshops.asp
ecosystems service sustainability programme. Grants are worth up to
£8,000.
Work shadow placements
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/site/guides/policymakers/wo This scheme provides opportunities for researchers to undertake a work
rkshadow.asp
shadow placement with a partner organisation that is a relevant user of
NERC research, such as a government department, public agency or
charity. Funding is available to cover travel and subsistence costs, up to
a maximum of £2,000.
Integrated ocean drilling programme: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/ukiod This scheme provides additional support for postdoctoral research
post-cruise support
p/grants/postcruise.asp
assistants and postgraduate research assistants who sail with the
integrated ocean drilling programme on behalf of the UK. Grants are
worth up to £21,000 for PhD candidates and up to £25,000 for
postdoctoral candidates.
Urgency applications
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/researchg These are usually prompted by unexpected and transient scientific
rants/typesofaward/urgency.asp
opportunities such as earthquakes, drought, temporary exposure or shorttimescale events in an ecosystem. The maximum funding that may be
applied for is £65,000 at full economic cost, of which 80 per cent will be
funded.
Algal bioenergy special interest
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/algal One fellowship will be awarded for work on microalgae and one for work
group: postdoctoral research fellows /events/ao.asp
on macroalgae, with a view to understanding the opportunities and risks
to the quality of freshwater and marine environments of using algal
biomass as a source of renewable energy. Fellowships will be awarded
for two years and will each be funded at a maximum cost at 80 per cent
full economic cost of £90,000 per annum.
Visiting fellowships in Canadian
http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/StudentsThis programme provides talented postdoctoral scientists in natural
government laboratories
Etudiants/PD-NP/Laboratoriessciences or engineering with an opportunity to work in a Canadian
government laboratory or research institution for a period of up to three
Laboratoires/index_eng.asp
years. The award is worth $47,234 per annum.
Helena Kluyver female visitor
http://www.astron.nl/astronomy-group/femaleThis is a visitor programme for women working in the fields of
programme
visitor-programme/helena-kluyver-female-visitor- engineering research and development and astronomy. Grants are
available to support visits by female researchers and engineers to
programme
ASTRON and/or the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe so that they can
study and work in relevant fields or research in Dwingeloo, the
Netherlands.
Netherlands Centre for Electron
http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOP_8Z NeCEN aims to provide the means to resolve and characterise the
Nanoscopy beam time
UD39_Eng
detailed structures of life with the goal to develop new strategies for the
prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Grants for maritime and ship-related http://www.nipponThese grants are aimed at regional or international non-profit
projects
foundation.or.jp/eng/ocean/program/marine_affair organisations, including educational and research institutions, on a
s.html
worldwide basis. Projects may have a duration of up to five years.
Grants for non-profits
http://www.nipponThese grants are aimed at regional or international non-profit
foundation.or.jp/en/what/grant/application/other_fi organisations, including educational and research institutions, on a
elds/
worldwide basis. Funding is available for a period of up to five years.
Project grants
http://www.ovearupf.myzen.co.uk/applygrant.html These support projects that are consistent with the foundations education
purposes in the built environment.
Preparatory access call
http://www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-PreparatoryThis enables researchers from across Europe and the world to apply for
Access
time on the PRACE resources for the purposes of code scalability testing
and code development and optimisation.
Preparatory access call
http://www.prace-project.eu/hpc-access
This enables researchers from across Europe and the world to apply for
time on the PRACE resources for the purposes of code scalability testing
and code development and optimisation.
Transnational access call
http://www.radionet-eu.org/transnational-access
This enables user groups from EU and associated states to access
RadioNet3's telescopes and arrays in Europe. The use of telescopes and
arrays are provided free of charge, including all technological and
scientific support and the training that is normally provided. Additionally,
travel costs for one member of the research group may be reimbursed.
Rockefeller Foundation
Practitioner residencies
http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagiocenter/residency-program/practitioner-residency
Rockefeller Foundation
Practitioner residencies
http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagiocenter/residency-program/practitioner-residency
Royal Academy of
Engineering
Personal research chairs
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
Not specified
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Funding
Available
£30,000
Deadline
£30,000
Not specified
£5,000
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
This scheme offers support to entrepreneurs aiming to take high energy
physics technologies from an initial innovative concept to market. The
package includes funding worth £40,000 and a range of additional
benefits.
http://www.stfc.ac.uk/1954.aspx
Conferences and workshops should be within the nuclear physics grants
panel's area of interest.
http://www.stfc.ac.uk/1954.aspx
Conferences and workshops should be within the nuclear physics grants
panel's area of interest.
This aims to expand the scholarly exchange of information in the
http://saofollowing areas: atomic and molecular physics; infrared, optical, radio and
www.harvard.edu/opportunities/visitingsci.html
X-ray astronomy; planetary sciences; geophysics; solar and stellar
physics; theoretical astrophysics. Visits may last for up to one year.
Stipend support varies with the length of the visit and the amount of
support provided by the visitor's home institution.
http://mineralsciences.si.edu/research/fellowship. These support research addressing problems in volcanology important
htm
on a global scale, or volcanic systematics on regional or global scales
from geochemical, petrological or physical volcanological perspectives.
Fellowships include a stipend worth US$53,000 per year plus US$3,000
for health insurance, and provide a free access to the department's
analytical facilities.
http://www.ktponline.org.uk/academics/
These facilitate the transfer of knowledge, technology and skills between
a company and an academic institution. Each partnership employs one or
more recently qualified associate to work in a company on a project of
strategic importance to the business, while also being supervised by the
knowledge base partner. Average annual project costs are around
£60,000 and projects vary in length between 12 and 36 months.
Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in
applying or have any questions about this call.
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
Not specified
$109000
Not specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
Technology Strategy Board Innovation Vouchers
http://www.innovateuk.org/deliveringinnovation/inn
ovationvouchers.ashx?utm_source=http%3a%2f%2fenga
ge.innovateuk.org%2ftechnologystrategyboardlz%
2f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=August+n
ewsletter&utm_term=News%3a+Low+carbon+co
mmercial+vehicle+trials%2c+and+more...&utm_co
ntent=109887
Various
Not specified
Vinnova Verket
Innovationssystem Swedish Governmental
Agency for Innovation
Systems
VINNMER planning grants
http://www.vinnova.se/sv/Ansoka-ochrapportera/Utlysningar/Effekta/VINNMERIncoming---planning-grant/
kr50,000
Not specified
VISION Advanced
Infrastructure for Research
Transnational access call
http://www.infra-visionair.eu/propose-newproject/call-for-project.html
Not specified
Not specified
VolkswagenStiftung Volkswagen Foundation
Summer schools
http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/chall
enges-for-academia-and-society/symposia-andsummerschools.html?tx_itaofundinginitiative_itaof
undinginitiativekeydates[controller]=FundingInitiati
ve&cHash=16f8133d244d06a981e3fe74623a2daf
Not specified
Not specified
Waterloo Foundation
Child development - dissemination
support
http://www.waterloofoundation.org.uk/childDevelo These support the dissemination of knowledge and best practice to
£10,000
pmentAboutTheProgramme.html
children and their carers, and to related professionals. The foundation is
interested in the psychological and behavioural development of children,
and particularly in certain neuro-developmental conditions and the factors
that influence them. Grants are typically worth up to £10,000.
Not specified
Wellcome Trust
Principal research fellowship
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedicalscience/Funding-schemes/Fellowships/Principalresearch-fellowships/index.htm
This provides long-term support for researchers of international standing Not specified
who have a well-established track record in research at the highest level.
The fellowship consists of a personal salary and research programme
funding for an initial period of seven years. The trust may supplement the
grant with a distinction award of up to £50,000.
Not specified
Wellcome Trust
Society and ethics small grants
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Ethics-andsociety/funding-schemes/Small-grants/index.htm
Not specified
Wellcome Trust
Strategic awards in biomedical
science
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedicalscience/Funding-schemes/Strategic-awards-andinitiatives/WTD018098.htm
These support small-scale research projects, scoping exercises or
£5,000
meetings whose subject matter falls within the remit of the ethics and
society programme. The normal maximum that can be applied for is
£5,000.
These provide flexible forms of support to excellent research groups with Not specified
outstanding track records in their field. Awards are funded in partnership
with the host institution. Awards are normally for five years and can
provide funds for: equipment, support staff, consumables, networking,
biological, clinical or epidemiological research resources.
Limited capital building or refurbishment essential to the programme can
also be requested.
http://royalsociety.org/Brian-Mercer-Feasibility- These provide initial support to test the feasibility of a project and enable
holders to investigate the technical and economical feasibility of
Awards/
commercialising an aspect of their scientific research, possibly in
conjunction with a third party. Four awards are available, worth up to
£30,000 each. One is for electrotechnology feasibility studies and three
are for biomedical science feasibility work.
Please contact [email protected] or
[email protected] if you are interested in applying for this
award.
Royal Society
Brian Mercer feasibility awards
http://royalsociety.org/Brian-Mercer-FeasibilityThese aim to provide initial support to test the feasibility of a project and
Awards/
enable holders to investigate the technical and economical feasibility of
commercialising an aspect of their scientific research, possibly in
conjunction with a third party. The scheme covers the built environment,
clean technology, energy and nanoscience and nanotechnology. Six
awards are available, for a period of one year.
Please contact Matt Butcher ([email protected]) if you are
interested in applying for this call.
Royal Society of Chemistry Public activities small grants scheme http://www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Fundin This scheme has funding available to support activities promoting the
public awareness of chemistry and the chemical sciences.
g/SmallGrants.asp
Science and Technology
New applicants scheme
This aims to provide new staff members with the opportunity to obtain
http://www.stfc.ac.uk/1541.aspx
Facilities Council
research funding in the areas of experimental and theoretical particle
physics and certain aspects of astrophysics between grant reviews.
Science and Technology
Conference and short course
Applications can be made at any time for contributions to the cost of
http://www.stfc.ac.uk/1541.aspx
applications
Facilities Council
organising conferences and workshops within the areas of experimental
and theoretical particle physics and certain aspects of astrophysics.
Royal Society
Brian Mercer feasibility awards
Science and Technology
Facilities Council
STFC/Cern business incubation
centre
Science and Technology
Facilities Council
Science and Technology
Facilities Council
Smithsonian Institution
Nuclear physics conferences and
short courses
Nuclear physics conferences and
short courses
Visiting scientist programme
Smithsonian Institution
Global volcanism programme
fellowships
Technology Strategy Board Knowledge transfer partnerships
http://www.stfc-cernbic.org.uk/IncubationProg/44318.aspx
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
Call will go live on 24 September.
The TSB is launching a new national innovation voucher scheme to
encourage smaller businesses to work with external experts, gaining new
knowledge to help their business innovate, develop and grow. This
scheme will be open to ideas relevant to the areas of agri-food, built
environment and space sectors. Innovation Vouchers are available to UK
start-up, micro, small or medium-sized businesses and can provide up to
£5,000 (or up to £8,000 for projects in the space sector) for the help of an
external expert to develop your ideas.
If you are interested in applying for this call, please email Frances Frith
([email protected])
The purpose of these grants is to establish a solid relationship between
organisations as a basis for preparing a high quality full proposal for the
VINMMER Marie Curie incoming and outgoing mobility grants. Grants
can amount to a maximum of SEK50,000 and are intended to fund travel
costs, subsistence and accommodation for a researcher or project
leader.
This enables user groups to access Visionair's facilities (for Virtual
Reality, Scientific Visualisation, Ultra High Definition, Augmented Reality
and Virtual Services etc...)from 23 partners in 12 different European
countries. As well as free access, Visionair will also cover one-low cost
round-trip plane or train ticket, up to EURO 600 plus hosting costs, up to
EURO 120 a day for up to 15 days. Technical assistance to train and use
the facilities will also be provided.
Funding is available for events where new knowledge important for the
further development of a particular research area will be taught to
selected young academics, doctoral candidates and post doctoral
researchers, from Germany and abroad. The number of participants
should not exceed 60 persons.
Not specified
Not specified
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Wellcome Trust
Principal research fellowship
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedicalscience/Funding-schemes/Fellowships/Principalresearch-fellowships/index.htm
Wellcome Trust
Capital funding for learned societies
Economic and Social
Research Council
Research grants
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Publicengage
ment/Fundingschemes/Capitalfunding/WTD01804
9.htm
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-andguidance/funding-opportunities/3717/standardgrants.aspx
Funding
Available
This provides long-term support for researchers of international standing Not specified
who have a well-established track record in research at the highest level.
The fellowship consists of a personal salary and research programme
funding for an initial period of seven years. The trust may supplement the
grant with a distinction award of up to £50,000.
Deadline
This scheme provides funding, normally worth over £200,000, for
projects that support the scholarly activities of learned societies.
£200,000
Not Specified
These support individuals or teams at eligible institutions to conduct
research projects, large-scale surveys and other infrastructure or
methodological developments in any area within the councils remit.
Grants range from £200,000 to £2 million and cover 100 per cent full
economic cost.
Individual projects
http://www.eurekanetwork.org/individual-projects This aims to support consortia to develop new projects, technology or
service for which they agree the intellectual property rights and build
partnerships to penetrate new marks. Current projects include: mobile
phone technology; smartcards, software for cinema; medical devices and
technologies to monitor and limit environmental pollution
Call for access
http://www.esmi-fp7.net/trans
This enables user groups to access the ESMI infrastructure, based in
Europe. Three different platforms are available, including experimental
synthesis and supercomputing. The ESMI infrastructure is available free
of charge, and may include cover of travel, accommodation and
subsistence costs for up to two members of the user group.
Call for access
http://www.infravec.eu/index.pl?pos=03.01
INFRAVEC integrates those researching the field of mosquito biology,
genetics, etc. This enables users to access research infrastructure
outside their own countries, either in person or through the provision of
scientific services. Access includes logistical, technological and scientific
support as well as any specific training that is normally provided to
external researchers using the infrastructure.
Systems biology for medicine - cross- http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunities/Highlig The aim of these grants is to encourage a wider range of applications
board highlight notice
htnotices/Systemsbiologyformedicine/MRC006120 applying systems approaches to medical research. Applications in
systems medicine will be welcomed across the MRCs broad remit,
especially at programme-level.
Visiting scientist programme
http://saoThis aims to expand the scholarly exchange of information in the
following areas: atomic and molecular physics; infrared, optical, radio and
www.harvard.edu/opportunities/visitingsci.html
X-ray astronomy; planetary sciences; geophysics; solar and stellar
physics; and theoretical astrophysics. Visits may last for up to one year.
£2,000,000
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
Alexander von Humboldt
Stiftung - Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation
Humboldt research awards to
http://www.humboldtThese enable foreign scientists and scholars from all disciplines and
outstanding scholars residing outside foundation.de/pls/web/wt_show.text_page?p_text countries, with internationally recognised academic qualifications, to
Germany
conduct an original research project in close collaboration with an
_id=6446
appropriate colleague in Germany. The maximum award is Euro60,000.
Not specified
Not specified
European Science
Foundation
Contact and symplectic topology
science meetings
Not specified
Biosciences Knowledge
Transfer Network (BKTN)
and the Electronics,
Sensors and Photonics
KTN (ESPKTN)
SAF-IP Funding Competition
Consortia Building Workshop
The aim is to stimulate exchange between researchers from all branches Not specified
of contact and symplectic topology in order to create a comprehensive
perspective on the field and make progress on some of the basic open
questions. Science meetings may be organised by workshop, conference
and school organisers.
Call soon to be launched (Aug-Oct 2013):
Up to £13M
The TSB is planning to launch a multi-million competition, which will fund
business-led, collaborative R&D projects in the general area of
‘engineering solutions for agrifood production systems, from primary
production to the food processing and manufacturing environment’.
The competition will include all facets of engineering science, and
engagement of agri-food organisations with sectors such as Space, ICT
and Electronics, Sensors and Photonics (which may not have fully
recognised opportunities to apply technologies across the agri-food
supply chain) is particularly encouraged.
Two consortia-building workshops (23 & 30 July) are being organised to
help you apply for the competition.
up to £3m
Highlight notice The Energy Catalyst can fund projects from early
concept stage through to pre-commercial technology validation, based
upon innovation that incorporates, for example:
• new technologies or enhancement of existing technologies
• components, sub-systems or systems
• integrated whole system approaches
• enabling technologies for the energy system. The project must be
collaborative and business-led, the duration of the project is up to 36
months
If you are interested in applying for this call, please contact Andrew.
[email protected]
up to £10m
Highlight notice The Energy Catalyst can fund projects from early
concept stage through to pre-commercial technology validation, based
upon innovation that incorporates, for example:
• new technologies or enhancement of existing technologies
• components, sub-systems or systems
• integrated whole system approaches
• enabling technologies for the energy system. The project must be
collaborative and business-led, the duration of the project is up to 36
months
If you are interested in applying for this call, please contact Andrew.
[email protected]
up to £300,000
Highlight notice The Energy Catalyst can fund projects from early
concept stage through to pre-commercial technology validation, based
upon innovation that incorporates, for example:
• new technologies or enhancement of existing technologies
• components, sub-systems or systems
• integrated whole system approaches
• enabling technologies for the energy system. The University may lead
projects in the Early-Stage strand. The duration of this project is up to 12
months.
If you are interested in applying for this call, please contact Andrew.
[email protected]
Registration Closes
27/08/14
Grant funding of up to $250,000 per year per grant is available through
$250,000
the Michelson Grants to fund research in pursuit of non-surgical sterilants
for cats and dogs. Investigators are encouraged to submit for "proof of
concept" studies in cell culture, rodents, and/or target species.
The first step to apply for a Michelson Grant is submission of a letter of
intent. Letters of intent are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis
and, if approved, researchers are invited to submit grant proposals for a
March, July, or November deadline. Testimonials from grant recipients
are available here.
Rolling deadline
EUREKA
European Soft Matter
Infrastructure project
INFRAVEC
Medical Research Council
Smithsonian Institution
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingprogrammes/physical-and-engineering-sciencespesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/contact-and-symplectic-topologycast/science-meetings.html
http://engineeringsolutions.eventbrite.co.uk/
Technology Strategy Board Energy Catalyst
Mid- stage awards: Technology
development
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displaypage//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/energycatalyst-mid-stage-awards-technologydevelopment?p_p_auth=l7SS8rNO
Technology Strategy Board Energy Catalyst
Late-stage awards- Pre-commercial
technology validation
https://www.innovateuk.org/energy-catalyst
Technology Strategy Board Energy Catalyst
Early-stage awards: Technical
feasibility
https://www.innovateuk.org/competition-displaypage//asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/energycatalyst-early-stage-award-technical-feasibility
Found Animals Foundation
Michelson Grants
http://michelson.foundanimals.org/michelsongrants/grant-application-process
Found Animals Foundation
Michelson Prize
Comments
http://michelson.foundanimals.org/michelson-prize The $25 million Michelson Prize will be offered to the first entity to
$25M
provide Found Animals Foundation with a single dose, safe and effective
non-surgical sterilant for male and female cats and dogs. Found Animals
Foundation encourages scientists from all fields to compete for the
Michelson Prize & Grants, including but not limited to researchers in
disciplines such as Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry,
Endocrinology, Gene Silencing, Immunology, Materials Science,
Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Reproductive
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Biology.
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
Not specified
Not yet known
Registration Closes
27/08/14
Registration Closes
29/10/2014
Rolling deadline
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Department for Business,
Innovation & Skills
Newton Fund: building science and
innovation capacity in developing
countries
Funding available to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote
the economic development and welfare of developing countries. The countries
include: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan,
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/n Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa and wider Africa, Thailand, Turkey,
ewton-fund-building-science-and-innovationVietnam. For more information please contact Simon Glasser,
capacity-in-developing-countries
Comments
Funding
Available
[email protected] in RED.
Highlight notice - call will open in May 2014.
Not specified
Effective control of agricultural disease plays an essential role in realising
the yield and market potential of crop and livestock production systems.
This competition will stimulate innovative technologies and approaches
that optimise yield and quality by targeting bacterial, fungal and viral
pathogens; and Support technologies that improve prediction,
identification and detection of pathogens for better disease management,
raw material quality and reduced losses during post-harvest storage.
All details related to the competition are still to be confirmed and full
details will be provided at the consortia building workshop (06 May,
Birmingham)
Deadline
TBC
TBC - Highlight
notice
Technology Strategy Board crop and livestock disease
(TSB), Defra, the BBSRC
challenges
and the Scottish
Government
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crop-and-livestockdisease-challenges-consortia-building-workshoptickets10965890273?utm_source=Biosciences+KTN+Me
mbers+Email+List&utm_campaign=600c7c423b%C2%A316M+SAF+IP&utm_medium=email&utm
_term=0_e41a9504ad-600c7c423b-308574229
Engineering and Physical
eFutures Cross Disciplinary Account
Sciences Research Council Launched (eFutures XD)
(EPSRC)
http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/open/Pages/ eFuturesXD, the cross-disciplinary account held by the EPSRC eFutures £150,000
efuturesxd.aspx
network are offering awards to support UK academics in electronics as
they initiate collaborative research across their discipline boundaries. A
total of £600,000 will be distributed by eFuturesXD over a three year
period via four kinds of awards allowing rapid access to funding for travel,
meetings, facilities and project staff.
There is no closing
date and you can
apply at any time
European Research Council Starting Grants
(ERC)
€1.5m
https://www.bris.ac.uk/red/development/opport ERC Starting Grants are intended to enable exceptional researchers
between 2 and 7 years from PhD completion to become fully independent
unities/majorresearch leaders. They are particularly intended to enable the researcher
bids/majorbidscurrent.html#ercstg2015
Tuesday 4th
November 2014 at
12pm.
Technology Strategy Board Food processing and manufacturing
competition
(TSB)
https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/biosciencesktn The Technology Strategy Board, in partnership with Defra and BBSRC, is Not specified
/articles/-/blogs/6872097
planning to launch the latest round of funding from the Sustainable
AgriFood Innovation Platform (SAF-IP). This competition will fund
collaborative R&D projects in the area of Food Processing and
Manufacturing Efficiency. The scope of the competition will involve the
whole food supply chain. Applications open in June 2012.
Unknown
Biosciences KTN
Sustainable Chemical Production
through Industrial Biotechnology
Partnering Workshops
https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/biosciencesktn Advance notice: The TSB will soon launch a competition for up to
Not Specified
/articles/-/blogs/11834099
£2.75m in business models, feasibility studies and collaborative research
and development projects that utilise industrial biotechnology (IB) to
produce chemicals. All projects must be led by a UK business.
If you are interested in applying, we strongly recommend that you attend
one of the workshops on either 11 (Edinburgh) or 12 (Birmingham) June
2013.
Unknown Workshop dates are
11 & 12 June 2013
European Commission
Framework Programme 7:
Cooperation
Cooperation
Not specified
http://www.bris.ac.uk/research/support/funding/eu The European Commission has published new Work Programmes for
ropean/fp7/cooperation/index_html
most of the main themes under the Cooperation pillar of Framework
Programme 7. The themes include Health; Food, Agriculture, and
Fisheries, and Biotechnology; Energy; Environment; Space; and Security.
Varies depending on
grant
European Science
Foundation
New approaches to biochemical
sensing with plasmonic
nanobiophotonics short visits and
exchange grants
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingprogrammes/physical-and-engineering-sciencespesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/new-approaches-to-biochemicalsensing-with-plasmonic-nanobiophotonicsplasmon-bionanosense/grants.html
€ 6,400
Varies depending on
grant
European Science
Foundation
Random geometry of large interacting http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networking- Applicants should apply to stay in a country other than their country of
systems and statistical physics short programmes/physical-and-engineering-sciences- origin and should plan to return to their institution of origin after the
visits and exchange grants
termination of the placement. Funding is worth up to 85 euros per day
pesc/current-research-networkingplus 500 euros travel expenses.
programmes/random-geometry-of-largeinteracting-systems-and-statistical-physics.html
€ 10,100
Varies depending on
grant
European Science
Foundation
Thermal Adaptation in Ectotherms:
Call for Short Visit and Exchange
Grants
European Science
Foundation
Nanoscience and Engineering in
Superconductivity Short Visit and
Exchange Grants
British Council
Event date:
06 May 2014
to create or strengthen their own independent research team.The ERC
deadline for applications is 3rd February 2015. There is an internal
review bids process is in place for this funding please contact Helen
Jordan, [email protected], or Tom Bowker,
[email protected] for more information.
Two types of grants are available:
Short visits of up to 15 days; Exchange grants, from 15 days to four
months. Applicants apply to stay in a European country other than the
country of origin and return to the institute of origin upon termination, so
they may also benefit from the broadened knowledge of the scientist
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingprogrammes/life-earth-and-environmentalsciences-lesc/current-esf-research-networkingprogrammes-in-life-earth-and-environmentalsciences/thermal-adaptation-in-ectotherms-linkinglife-history-physiology-behaviour-and-geneticsthermadapt/grants.html
http://www.esf.org/activities/research-networkingprogrammes/physical-and-engineering-sciencespesc/current-research-networkingprogrammes/nanoscience-and-engineering-insuperconductivity-nes/grants.html
This programme offers two types of grants: Short Visits and Exchange
Funding covers Varies depending on
Grants. The objective is to foster a multidisciplinary European network of travel and
grant
scientists working on thermal adaptation.
subsistence
costs
Euraxess
http://www.britishcouncil.org/new/euraxess/
We provide information and advice for researchers looking for new jobs Various
and funding inside or outside the UK, and for UK research institutions.
Funding opportunities include travel to conferences, organising meetings,
short research visits, fellowships etc.
Various
c/o University of Bristol
New Enterprise Fund
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/red/nec
Various
Horizon 2020
Various
Do you have a business idea? Would you appreciate some expert
Various
feedback and/or a grant to kick-start it?
The main competition round (with £35k in prize money) will be opening in
May 2014 - but there is also two early events to provide formative
feedback and small grants of around £500 in December and March.
Funding can include cash prizes, packages of legal support, and
business acceleration services.
Please contact Rhys Pearce ([email protected]) to discuss
sponsorship in further detail.
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/red/development/internati Horizon 2020 is a funding programme designed for all people involved in Various
onal/horizon2020.html
research and innovation - academia, research, industry and other
stakeholder organisations. It contains a number of different funding
programmes and mechanisms, and is based on a structure of three
pillars: Excellent Science; Industrial Leadership & Societal Challenges.
Within these pillars there are opportunities for individual researchers and
groups of researchers to apply for funding. The choice of pillar and
underlying programme depends on what a researcher is looking for
funding for in terms of the size of the planned project, whether it is basic
or applied or whether someone is interested in moving to Bristol from
another country.
The RED website has a wealth of information available on Horizon 2020
as well as details of who to contact.
https://www.innovateuk.org/funding-competitions
Various
Technology Strategy Board Forthcoming funding competition
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
The European Science Foundation invites proposals for its nanoscience
and engineering in superconductivity short visit and exchange grants.
These support visits by European researchers to European countries
outside their own.
TSB have announced various calls that will be announced soon. Please
see the website for further information.
Varies
depending on
grant
Various
Varies depending on
grant
Various
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Funding Opportunities for the Faculty of Science
Funder
Programme
Link
UInstitute for Advanced
Studies c/o University of
Bristol
Fellowships (various schemes)
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/ias/fellowships/urf-srf/
BRACE
Research grants
Department for Business,
Innovation & Skills
Newton Fund: building science and
innovation capacity in developing
countries
ESRC/ University of Bristol
Transformative Social Science
Seedcorn Scheme
Medical Research Council
Industry collaboration awards
scheme
Middle East Desalination
Research Center
Research and development project
funding
University of Bristol
Transformative Social Science
scheme
Networking Awards
Sandpit Awards
Comments
University Research Fellowships (URFs), University Senior Research
Fellowships (SRFs), IAS Research Fellowships (IASRF), and
Translational Neuroscience Research Fellowships (TNRFs).
See website for specific fellowship details.
http://www.alzheimers-brace.org/research-grants These may be in any discipline but must be intended to generate results
that will bring further understanding of the risk factors and causes,
effective diagnosis and prevention or treatment of Alzheimer’s and other
dementias. Grants generally ranging in size from £10,000 to £250,000
will be awarded, depending on the type of project.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/newt Highlight notice:
on-fund-building-science-and-innovation-capacity- Information on forthcoming £375 million Newton Fund and the partner
countries under the fund. It also sets out 3 broad categories of activity:
in-developing-countries
people: improving science and innovation expertise (known as ‘capacity
building’), student and researcher fellowships, mobility schemes and joint
centres; programmes: research collaborations on development topics;
translation: innovation partnerships and challenge funds to develop
innovative solutions on development topics
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/red/development/oppor The ESRC has awarded prize funds to the University of Bristol in order to
foster and encourage transformative research across the social sciences.
Transformative research is defined as research at the frontiers of the
social sciences, which challenges current thinking. These awards are to
enable preliminary or developmental projects which have significant
transformative potential, and which lead to the development of a funding
bid to an appropriate external funder.
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/innovation/mrc-industryThis encourages and supports collaborative research projects between
collaboration-agreement/
academic and industry researchers through an agreement to undertake
collaborative research. It can be applied to the majority of MRC’s funding
schemes and calls.
http://www.medrc.org/home/index.cfm?area=rese This supports basic and applied research and development projects in
arch&page=project_funding
water desalination and supporting fields, with the overall objective to
reduce the cost of desalination. In general, the recipient is expected to
provide at least 50 per cent of the total project costs.
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/red/development/opportun Two new calls have now been made live under the University of Bristol's
ities/transformativesocialscience.html
Transformative Social Science scheme. They are:
Networking Awards - funding for themed one-off events that bring
together university researchers with stakeholders, policy makers,
practitioners etc from outside academia to share information and develop
new collaborations.
Sandpit Awards - funding to bring together a group of academic staff to
develop research projects on a chosen theme. Seedcorn funds can be
made available for projects resulting from the sandpit events.
Both of these calls are to be run on an open basis, without deadlines.
However the total funding available is limited.
Collated by the Research Development team, RED
Please address queries to Emily Thomas, [email protected]
Funding
Available
Various
Deadline
Various
£250,000
Not Specified
Not specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
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