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External Funding Deadlines Calendar

The list below includes upcoming funding deadlines for the major funders / most popular funding schemes – visit Research Professional for more funding opportunities for your specific discipline.  When planning your application, please remember that the Research Development team needs at least 6 working weeks notice of your proposal, so that we have adequate time to assist you with your application and complete the institutional approval process - get in touch as early as possible.

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Funders Submission Deadline

Research Development Notification 

Funder

Scheme

09 Mar 2020 27 Jan 2020

Natural Environment Research Council

Collaborative Antarctic science scheme

Sustainable management of UK marine resources – workshop

10 Mar 2020 28 Jan 2020

Natural Environment Research Council

Large grants

10 Mar 2020 28 Jan 2020

Royal Society

Newton advanced fellowships – Brazil and Turkey

12 Mar 2020 30 Jan 2020

Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges

H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2020 governance for the future, single stage – topics 5, 7, 9, 12, 20-23

H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2020 migration, single stage – topics 4-5, 9-10

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020 socioeconomic and cultural transformations in the context of the fourth industrial revolution, single stage – topics 2, 4, 10, 12, 15, 18-23

12 Mar 2020 30 Jan 2020

Royal Society

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellowship programme

15 Mar 2020 02 Feb 2020

Wellcome

Snakebite grants – discovering and developing new treatments

16 Mar 2020 01 Feb 2020

Nuffield Foundation

Grants for research, development and analysis

17 Mar 2020 04 Feb 2020

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Standard follow-on funding

Super follow-on funding

17 Mar 2020 04 Feb 2020

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Public health research programme – commissioned workstream: 19/106, 19/107, 19/108

17 Mar 2020 04 Feb 2020

Horizon 2020: Excellent Science

H2020-INFRAINNOV-2020 demonstrating the role of research infrastructures in the translation of open science into open innovation, single stage – topics 3-4

H2020-INFRAIA-2020 integrating and opening research infrastructures of European interest, single stage – topics 2-3

H2020-INFRASUPP-2020 support to policy and international cooperation, single stage – topic 2

17 Mar 2020 04 Feb 2020 JPI Urban Europe

Call for proposals on urban accessibility and connectivity

17 Mar 2020 04 Feb 2020 Natural Environment Research Council

Enabling research in smart sustainable plastic packaging

18 Mar 2020 05 Feb 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Research for patient benefit programme, round 41 – including brain tumours themed call

19 Mar 2020 06 Feb 2020 Cancer Research UK

Clinical trial award

Experimental medicine award

19 Mar 2020 06 Feb 2020 Human Frontier Science Program

Programme grants

Young investigator grants

19 Mar 2020 06 Feb 2020 Science and Technology Facilities Council Leadership fellows in public engagement
23 Mar 2020 10 Feb 2020 Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Cross-cutting grants

Peace and security programme grants

Power and accountability programme grants

Rights and justice programme grants

Sustainable future programme grants

24 Mar 2020 11 Feb 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Public health research programme – commissioned workstream: 19/133

Public health research programme – researcher-led workstream: 19/134

Public health research programme – commissioned call on oral and dental health: 19/156

25 Mar 2020 12 Feb 2020 Economic and Social Research Council UKRI-GCRF collective programme – climate resilience network development call
25 Mar 2020 12 Feb 2020 Medical Research Council Biomedical catalyst – developmental pathway funding scheme
26 Mar 2020 13 Feb 2020 Academy of Medical Sciences Newton international fellowships – Brazil, China
26 Mar 2020 13 Feb 2020 British Academy Newton international fellowships – humanities and social sciences
26 Mar 2020 13 Feb 2020 Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges H2020-LC-SC3-2020 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future, single stage – topics JA 5, RES 10
26 Mar 2020 13 Feb 2020

JPI Urban Europe

Call for proposals on urban migration
26 Mar 2020 13 Feb 2020 Natural Environment Research Council Landscape decisions fellowships
26 Mar 2020 13 Feb 2020 Royal Society Newton international fellowships – natural sciences
27 Mar 2020 14 Feb 2020 Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges H2020-SU-DS-2020 digital security, single stage – topics 2-4
27 Mar 2020 14 Feb 2020 INTERREG France (Channel) England Programme Call for proposals
31 Mar 2020 18 Feb 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR NIHR development and skills enhancement award
31 Mar 2020 18 Feb 2020 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Manufacturing the future – standard research proposals
31 Mar 2020 18 Feb 2020 Ministry of Defence

Open call for innovation – emerging innovations

Open call for innovation – rapid impact innovation

01 Apr 2020 19 Feb 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Health technology assessment programme – commissioned calls: 19/120, 19/121, 19/122, 19/123, 19/124, 19/125, 19/126, 19/127, 19/128, 19/129

Programme grants for applied research – competition 32

01 Apr 2020 19 Feb 2020

Innovate UK

Smart sustainable plastic packaging – feasibility studies and industrial research
01 Apr 2020 19 Feb 2020 Medical Research Council

Senior clinical fellowship

01 Apr 2020 19 Feb 2020 Swiss National Science Foundation International co-investigator scheme
01 Apr 2020 19 Feb 2020 Wellcome Research resources awards in humanities and social science
02 Apr 2020 30 Feb 2020 Arts and Humanities Research Council Where next? Scoping future arts and humanities led research
02 Apr 2020 20 Feb 2020 Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership H2020-INNOSUP-2020 for a better innovation support to SMEs, two stage – topic 1
02 Apr 2020 20 Feb 2020 Royal Society International collaboration awards
02 Apr 2020 20 Feb 2020 UK Research and Innovation Turing AI world-leading researcher fellowships
06 Apr 2020 24 Feb 2020 British Academy CONFAP/Newton fellowship
06 Apr 2020 24 Feb 2020 Royal Academy of Engineering UK intelligence community postdoctoral research fellowships
07 Apr 2020 25 Feb 2020 Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges H2020-SC1-BHC-2020 better health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems – single stage, topics BHC 6, 11, 17, 20A, 20B, 33-37 HCO 1, 3, 7, 14, 16-20 HCC 10 DTH 12
07 Apr 2020 25 Feb 2020 JPI A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life

Development of targeted nutrition for prevention of undernutrition for older adults

07 Apr 2020 25 Feb 2020 Medical Research Council

Research grants – applied global health research

Partnership grants – applied global health research

Programme grants – applied global health research

08 Apr 2020 26 Feb 2020 Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund Intermediate research fellowships
08 Apr 2020 26 Feb 2020 INTERREG France (Channel) England Programme Micro projects
08 Apr 2020 26 Feb 2020 Wellcome Research enrichment funding – public engagement and open research
15 Apr 2020 04 Mar 2020 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

High value biorenewables enterprise fellowships

15 Apr 2020 04 Mar 2020 Wellcome

Research career re-entry fellowships

Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships

15 Apr 2020 04 Mar 2020 Horizon 2020: Science with and for Society

H2020-SwafS-2020 science with and for society, single stage – topics 8-9, 14, 19, 23, 25-31

H2020-SwafS-2020 science with and for society, two stage – topics 1, 24

15 Apr 2020 04 Mar 2020 Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2020 transforming European industry, single stage – topic BIOTEC 8
15 Apr 2020 04 Mar 2020 Innovate UK

Demonstrators addressing cybersecurity challenges in the internet of things

16 Apr 2020 05 Mar 2020 Cancer Research UK

Advanced clinician scientist fellowship

Clinician scientist fellowship

Pioneer award

16 Apr 2020 05 Mar 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Efficacy and mechanism evaluation – clinical efficacy study as part of an NIHR advanced fellowship: 20/04

Efficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – commissioned calls: 19/136, 19/137

Efficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – commissioned call: 19/139

Efficacy and mechanisms evaluation programme – commissioned call on oral and dental health: 19/153

Efficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – researcher-led workstream: 19/138

16 Apr 2020 05 Mar 2020 Wellcome Secondment fellowships
17 Apr 2020 06 Mar 2020

Novo Nordisk Foundation | Novo Nordisk Fonden

Mobility – global medicine and health research grants

21 Apr 2020 10 Mar 2020

Horizon 2020: Science with and for Society

EU prize for women innovators

21 Apr 2020 10 Mar 2020

Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges

H2020-DT-ART-2020 digitising and transforming European industry and services – automated road transport, single stage – topics 5-6

H2020-LC-GV-2020 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future – green vehicles, single stage – topics 6-9

H2020-LC-BAT-2020 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future – next-generation batteries, single stage – topics 8-11

H2020-LC-SC3-2020 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future, single stage – topics RES 1, 18, 26, 31-32, 37

H2020-MG-2020 mobility for growth, single stage – topics 1.12, 1.15, 2.10, 2.13-2.14, 3.4-3.8, 4.7-4.10, BG 3

21 Apr 2020 10 Mar 2020

Shift2Rail

H2020-SRJU-2020 call for proposals
21 Apr 2020 10 Mar 2020

Wellcome

Collaborative awards in science
21 Apr 2020 10 Mar 2020 Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking

H2020-JTI-IMI2-2020-20 twentieth call

22 Apr 2020 11 Mar 2020 Medical Research Council

Career development award

Senior non-clinical fellowship – transition to leadership

22 Apr 2020 11 Mar 2020 Horizon 2020: Excellent Science

H2020-INFRAEOSC-2020 implementing the European open science cloud, single stage – topics 3, 7

H2020-FETPROACT-2020 proactive – boosting emerging technologies, single stage – topic 9

H2020-FETHPC-2020 proactive – high performance computing, single stage – topic 4

22 Apr 2020 11 Mar 2020 Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership

H2020-DT-ICT-2020 digitising and transforming European industry and services, single stage – topics 4, 9, 12

H2020-ICT-2020 information and communication technologies, single stage – topics 36-37, 40-41, 46-47, 49, 52, 57-58

22 Apr 2020 11 Mar 2020 Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges

H2020-SC1-FA-TDS-2020 trusted digital solutions and cybersecurity in health and care – topic 4

H2020-SC1-DTH-2020 digital transformation in health and care – topics DTH 2, 4, 6, 14, HCC 8-9

22 Apr 2020 11 Mar 2020 Innovate UK Smart grants
23 Apr 2020 12 Mar 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR Health services and delivery research programme – researcher-led workstream: 20/02, 20/03
23 Apr 2020 12 Mar 2020 Horizon 2020: Excellent Science ERC-2020-PoC proof-of-concept grants
24 Apr 2020 13 Mar 2020 Cancer Research UK Crick and Crick/Cancer Research UK postdoctoral clinical fellowships
28 Apr 2020 17 Mar 2020 Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking H2020-CS2-CFP11-2020-01 eleventh clean sky 2 call for proposals
28 Apr 2020 17 Mar 2020 Horizon 2020: Excellent Science H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie research and innovation staff exchange, single stage
28 Apr 2020 17 Mar 2020 Royal Society Industry fellowships
29 Apr 2020 18 Mar 2020 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Responsive mode research grants
30 Apr 2020 19 Mar 2020 Medical Research Council Primary and secondary prevention of cancer funding call
30 Apr 2020 19 Mar 2020 UK Research and Innovation

Future leaders fellowships

05 May 2020 24 Mar 2020 Medical Research Council

New investigator research grant – molecular and cellular medicine

Partnership grant – molecular and cellular medicine

Programme grants – molecular and cellular medicine

Research grants – molecular and cellular medicine

06 May 2020 25 Mar 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Health technology assessment programme – commissioned call: 19/130

Health technology assessment programme – commissioned call on oral and dental health: 19/155

Health technology assessment programme – researcher-led workstream, including brain tumours highlight notice: 19/160, 19/161

06 May 2020 25 Mar 2020 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council  Strategic equipment
07 May 2020 26 Mar 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR Health services and delivery research programme – commissioned call on oral and dental health: 19/154
07 May 2020 26 Mar 2020 Horizon 2020: Excellent Science H2020-FETFLAG-2020 flagship – tackling grand interdisciplinary science and technology challenges, single stage – topic 4
07 May 2020 26 Mar 2020 Leverhulme Trust Visiting professorships
07 May 2020 26 Mar 2020 Science and Technology Facilities Council Public engagement spark awards
12 May 2020 31 Mar 2020 Wellcome Sir Henry Dale fellowships
13 May 2020 01 Apr 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Programme development grants

13 May 2020 01 Apr 2020 Horizon 2020: Excellent Science

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020 novel ideas for radically new technologies, single stage – topic 1

13 May 2020 01 Apr 2020 Medical Research Council

New investigator research grant – infections and immunity

Partnership grant – infections and immunity

Programme development grants

Programme grants – infections and immunity

Research grants – infections and immunity

13 May 2020 01 Apr 2020 Horizon 2020: Excellent Science H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020 novel ideas for radically new technologies, single stage – topic 1
15 May 2020 03 Apr 2020

Dunhill Medical Trust

Research project grants

15 May 2020 03 Apr 2020

London Mathematical Society

Conference grants

International short visits scheme

Research in pairs grants

Visits to the UK

18 May 2020 06 Apr 2020 Leverhulme Trust Philip Leverhulme prizes
20 May 2020 08 Apr 2020

Innovate UK

UK-Canada – enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability

20 May 2020 08 Apr 2020 Medical Research Council

Population and systems medicine – new investigator research grant

Population and systems medicine – partnership grant

Population and systems medicine – programme grants

Population and systems medicine – research grants

21 Mar 2020 09 Apr 2020 Cancer Research UK Cancer immunology project awards
27 May 2020 15 Apr 2020 Medical Research Council

New investigator research grant – neurosciences and mental health

Partnership grant – neurosciences and mental health

Programme grants – neurosciences and mental health

Research grants – neurosciences and mental health

28 May 2020 16 Apr 2020 Medical Research Council Health systems research initiative call 7 – providing evidence to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries, foundation grants
01 Jun 2020 20 Apr 2020 Breast Cancer Now Project grants
01 Jun 2020 20 Apr 2020 Diabetes UK Project grants
03 Jun 2020 22 Apr 2020  Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR Invention for innovation (i4i) product development awards – call 20
       
       
   

OPEN CALLS

 

 

 

 

 

Open

 

AHRC

Research grants - standard route

Research grants – early-careers

Follow-on funding for impact and engagement scheme

Leadership fellows scheme – standard route

Leadership fellows scheme – early-career researchers

Collaborative research grants - Sao Paulo Research Foundation

NSF two way lead agency funding agreement

Research networking

Global Challenges Research Fund highlight notice – education in conflict and protracted crises

SBE lead agency opportunity

Open

 

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Humboldt research awards

Humboldt research fellowship for experienced researchers

Humboldt research fellowship for postdoctoral researchers

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel research awards

Open

 

BBSRC

Follow-on funding pathfinder

Open

 

BRACE

Research grants

Open   Breast Cancer Now Tissue bank

Open

 

Daphne Jackson Trust

Fellowships

Open  

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Large-scale public health studies

Open

 

DFID

Challenge fund

Small charities challenge fund

Technology provider window for frontier technology livestreaming

Open  

Diabetes UK

Co-funding for diabetes research

Open

 

EPSRC

Discipline hopping in information and communication technologies

eFuturesXD staff award

EPSRC/Science Foundation Ireland research and technology joint funding of research programme – standard research grants

Fellowships

Fellowships (Postdoctoral, Early Career, Established Career)

Healthcare technologies discipline hopping

Healthcare technologies – investigator-led research projects

Lead agency agreement with the NSF

Network grants

New investigator award

Programme grants

Standard research grants

Open

 

ESRC

Research grants

New investigator grants

Secondary data analysis initiative

RCUK-SBE lead agency agreement - collaborative proposals for US and UK researchers

UKRI-FAPESP bilateral agreement for the research grants scheme

Urgency grants

Open   European Molecular Biology Organisation

Long-term fellowships

Open

 

Global innovation fund

Global Innovation fund

Open

 

Innovate UK

Aerospace Technology Institute research and technology programme

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Open

 

Leverhulme Trust

Research project grants

Open

 

London Mathematical Society

Research workshop grants

Open

 

MRC

Environmental exposure and chronic disease

Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis

Molecular & Cellular Medicine Board

Mechanistic research in nutrition – highlight notice

Open   NC3Rs

CRACK IT solutions

Open

 

NERC

Follow-on Funding

Biodiversity and ecosystem service sustainability workshop grants

Urgency grants

NERC-NSF joint funding

Open   

Nesta

Longitude prize

Open  

Research England

Research England development fund

 

Open   

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Bridging for innovators funding

New applicants scheme 

Open  

Scottish Government

Zero waste Scotland circular economy investment fund 

Open

 

Wellcome Trust

Principal research fellowships

Strategic awards

Small grants in humanities and social science

Innovator awards

Public engagement fund – large grants

Open

 

Nuffield Foundation

Strategic fund

Strategic fund – seedcorn funding

 

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