Open Funding Calls


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ISCF: Making UK manufacturing smarter

Businesses can apply for a share of £30 million to support projects that use digital technology to improve the productivity and agility of UK manufacturing.

Closing date 28 August 2019

UKRI: Landscape Decisions mathematical and statistical challenges - Second call

Closing date 10 September 2019

Newton Fund Impact Scheme (NFIS) Brazil, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico

The Newton Fund Impact Scheme (NFIS) is delivered by the British Council in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on behalf of all Newton Fund delivery partners.

Closing date 6 September 2019

EPSRC : Multiscale and In Situ Laboratory X-Ray Computed Tomography National Research Facility

This call is to identify and support an in situ Laboratory X-Ray Computed Tomography (XCT) National Research Facility (NRF). The facility will enable world-leading research with the potential for commercial exploitation and ground-breaking impact on the UK economy as well as wider societal benefits. Total funding of up to £10M is available.

Closing date 01 October 2019

Health & Care Research Wales: Partner Funding Schemes

These are schemes run by others in which Health and Care Research Wales is a funding partner.

It includes participation in agreed National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) programmes, which provides Wales-based researchers with full access to the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, Health Technology Assessment, Health Service and Delivery Research and Public Health Research funding schemes.

Various closing dates

EPSRC: Feasibility Studies - Future Liquid Metal Engineering Hub

EPSRC Future Liquid Metal Engineering Hub is inviting proposals for innovative feasibility studies in the field of solidification science and technology in: heterogeneous nucleation, grain refinement and recycling of metallic materials.

Closing date 12 September 2019

ESRC: Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative: building competitive and resilient economies and societies through responsible AI

Closing date 12 September 2019

ISCF: Linking technologies to better detect disease.From data to early diagnosis and precision medicine

This competition is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s £120 million Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine Challenge.

The challenge aims to fund researchers and industry to combine data and real-world evidence from UK health services and create new products and services that diagnose diseases earlier and more efficiently.

Closing date 23 September 2019

EPSRC: Future Manufacturing Systems

The Manufacturing the Future theme will provide up to £12 million over two funding streams, to support a portfolio of manufacturing-relevant projects from emerging research areas, enabling new, potentially disruptive future manufacturing systems.

Closing date 24 September 2019

ISCF: Driving the electric revolution: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £19 million to develop supply chain processes that will help deliver electrification in 7 sectors.

Closing date 25 September 2019

UKRI and Innovate : Feasibility funding for autonomous vehicle cyber security

£2 million in a maximum of 5 projects to support the development of a connected and autonomous vehicle cyber-security testing facility.

Closing date 25 September 2019

ISCF Commercialising Quantum Technologies Investment Accelerator

The aim of this competition is to encourage early private investment in innovative quantum technologies, including products, services and business models. This is phase 1 of a 2-phase competition. 

Closing date 25 September 2019

ISCF: Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2019

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy.

Closing date 16 October 2019

EPSRC: Security for all in an AI enabled society - future call for proposals

The Digital Economy Theme, led by EPSRC within UKRI, will seek to commit up to £9M (at 80%FEC) to support four to six research projects which address challenges that lie at the intersection between artificial intelligence (AI) and cyber-security. The call scope will cover two main aspects - Security for Artificial Intelligence or Artificial Intelligence for Security and applications to this call must address at least one of them.

Closing date 10 October 2019

UKRI Strength in Places Fund Wave 2

Led by UK Research and Innovation, Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) is a new competitive funding scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant local economic growth.

Closing date 9 Oct 2019

Collaborative Computational Projects: Community Building, Networking and Core Computational Science Support

Collaborative Computational Projects (CCPs) are inclusive, community-wide initiatives bringing together engineering and physical sciences researchers and research software development expertise. CCPs comprise researchers and developers who collaborate on large-scale scientific software development projects, maintenance, distribution, training, and user support. 

Closing date: 10 October 2019

ESRC Understanding and Addressing Health and Social Challenges for Ageing in the UK and China

An interdisciplinary joint call which invites high quality proposals between researchers in the UK and China which aim to enhance the evidence base on understanding and addressing health and social challenges facing ageing societies through interdisciplinary collaborations

Closing date 17 October 2019

UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research Scheme

Providing funding for collaborative research projects focused on improving populations health.

Closing date 15 October 2019

Enhancing place-based partnerships in public engagement

Enhancing place-based partnerships in public engagement is a competitive funding scheme to support eligible research organisations UK-wide to pilot place-based public engagement partnerships and activities.

Closing date 21 October 2019

ISCF: Commercialising quantum technology: large collaborative projects round 1

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to 27 million to collaborate on developing quantum products and services.

Closing date : 30 October 2019

EPSRC: National Research Facility Statements of Community Need

This is the sixth call for Statements of Community Need for new and existing National Research Facilities that will support excellent engineering and physical sciences research.  The facilities provide leading edge capabilities and technique development at a national level and/or access to European research facilities.

Statements of Community Need should be led by an individual but co-created by a research community.  

Closing date 30 October 2019

GCRF : Demonstrate impact in meeting the sustainable development goals: phase 1

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £9.3 million to demonstrate market-creating innovations in lower income countries and emerging economies. 

Closing date 13 November 2019

MRC UKPRP Consortium and Networks 2nd Call

Outline proposals on multi discipline approaches to preventing and reducing health inequalities.

Closing date 14 November 2019

EPSRC: Discipline hopping in information and communication technologies

Discipline Hopping Awards will provide short-term support to allow researchers from core ICT fields with other disciplines and/or user fields. The aim of this is to foster new interactions, bringing a multidisciplinary and user-driven focus to research. Alternatively, non ICT specialists can apply for funds to bring a technological perspective to their home discipline.

No closing date

EPSRC fellowships

No closing date

EPSRC: Healthcare Technologies: Call for Investigator-Led Research Projects

The Healthcare Technologies theme has prioritised funding to support novel investigator-led projects. We are inviting investigator-led proposals and intend to batch these through the year. This will allow prioritisation panel membership to better reflect the expertise required to assess the multidisciplinary, team science and impact considerations which are a common feature of high quality Healthcare Technologies research.

No closing date

Health & Care Research Wales. Health Research Fellowship Award

Health & Care Research Wales. Social Care Research Fellowship Award

ESRC: Research Grants

If you have an excellent idea for a research project, the best way to seek funding for it is through our Research Grants open call. Awards ranging from £350,000 to £1 million (100% full Economic Cost (fEC)) can be made to eligible institutions to enable individuals or research teams to undertake anything from a standard research project through to a large-scale survey and other infrastructure or methodological development.

EPSRC: Preparatory access through PRACE

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) announces the opening of preparatory access through PRACE. Preparatory access will allow researchers to test and develop their codes to ensure suitability for the PRACE Tier-0 systems.

No closing date

Innovate UK & UKRI ISCF Improving data access for service sector

Projects can apply for a share of £3.5 million to speed up use of artificial intelligence and data technologies in accountancy, insurance and legal services.

The competition opens on 14 October 2019.

Closing date :20 November 2019