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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

28 Jul 2020 16 Jun 2020 Natural Environment Research Council Standard research grants – including new investigator grants
28 Jul 2020 16 Jun 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Public health research programme – researcher-led workstream: 20/32

Public health research programme – continuing priority research topics of interest: 20/31

Public health research programme – commissioned workstream: 19/135

Public health research programme – commissioned call on oral and dental health: 20/41

Public health research programme – injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care themed call: 19/164

Public health research programme – commissioned calls: 20/06, 20/07

29 Jul 2020  17 Jun 2020  Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR 

Health technology assessment programme – commissioned calls: 19/120, 19/122, 19/124, 19/128

Programme grants for applied research – competition 33

NIHR advanced fellowship

NIHR partnership fellowships

Health technology assessment programme – commissioned calls: 20/18, 20/19, 20/20, 20/21, 20/23, 20/24, 20/25, 20/26, 20/27

29 Jul 2020 17 Jun 2020 Innovate UK

Catalysing green innovation – strand 1, advancing power electronics, machines and drives supply chain

Catalysing green innovation strand 2 – securing the future of zero emission vehicles

UK-Canada quantum technology programme collaborative R&D competition

30 Jul 2020 18 Jun 2020 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Strategic longer and larger grants – frontier bioscience 

30 Jul 2020 18 Jun 2020 Cancer Research UK

Prevention and population research project awards

30 Jul 2020 18 Jun 2020 Medical Research Council Primary and secondary prevention of cancer funding call
30 Jul 2020 18 Jun 2020

Ministry of Defence

Open call for innovation – emerging innovations

Open call for innovation – rapid impact innovation

31 Jul 2020 19 Jun 2020

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Industrial heat recovery support programme

31 Jul 2020 19 Jun 2020

Economic and Social Research Council

Triumph funding call

31 Jul 2020 19 Jun 2020

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Visitor programme

03 Aug 2020 22 Jun 2020

Medical Research Council

Research call to enhance understanding and support for mental health in Colombia

04 Aug 2020 23 Jun 2020 Ministry of Defence

Intelligent ship – phase 2

05 Aug 2020 24 Jun 2020 EUREKA

Multilateral call for projects on healthy ageing

05 Aug 2020 24 Jun 2020 Wellcome

Clinical research career development fellowship

06 Aug 2020 25 Jun 2020

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Public health research programme local authority research system call: 20/54

10 Aug 2020  29 Jun 2020  Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Global effort on COVID-19 health research

11 Aug 2020 30 Jun 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

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

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

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

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

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

11 Aug 2020 30 Jun 2020

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Responsive manufacturing outline call 

13 Aug 2020 02 Jul 2020

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Manufacturing futures – adventurous manufacturing research

13 Aug 2020 02 Jul 2020 

Ministry of Defence

Behavioural analytics – phase 2

18 Aug 2020 07 Jul 2020

Arts and Humanities Research Council

NEH/AHRC new directions for digital scholarship in cultural institutions

18 Aug 2020 07 Jul 2020 Wellcome

Collaborative awards in science

20 Aug 2020 09 Jul 2020 Cancer Research UK

Programme foundation awards 

Science committee programme awards

20 Aug 2020 09 Jul 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Efficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care themed call: 19/159

21 Aug 2020 10 Jul 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR Public health research programme – commissioned workstream: 20/14
24 Aug 2020 13 Jul 2020 Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Cross-cutting grants

Northern Ireland programme grants

Power and accountability programme grants

Sustainable future programme grants

26 Aug 2020 15 Jul 2020 Horizon 2020: Excellent Science

ERC-2020-AdG advanced grants

27 Aug 2020 16 Jul 2020

Cancer Research UK

Clinical trial award

27 Aug 2020 16 Jul 2020 Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges

H2020-SU-INFRA-2020 protecting the infrastructure of Europe and the people in European smart cities, single stage – topic 1

H2020-SU-SEC-2020 security, single stage – topics DRS 1-4, FCT 1-4, BES 1-3, GM 1-2

H2020-SU-DS-2020 digital security, single stage – topics 2-4

H2020-SU-AI-2020 artificial intelligence and security – providing a balanced assessment of opportunities and challenges for law enforcement in Europe, single stage – topics 1-3

27 Aug 2020 16 Jul 2020 Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund Project grants
31 Aug 2020 20 Jul 2020

Medical Research Council

MRC/ESRC/BBSRC/Versus Arthritis advanced pain discovery platform – multidisciplinary consortia for data generation

01 Sep 2020 21 Jul 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR Policy research programme – qualitative research on women’s experiences of urogynaecological health services
01 Sep 2020 21 Jul 2020 Horizon 2020: European Innovation Council

Horizon prize for early warning for epidemics

01 Sep 2020 21 Jul 2020 Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges

H2020-LC-SC3-2020 building a low carbon, climate resilient future, single stage – topics CC 1, 7, NZE 6, RES 3, 20, 25, 34, 36, SCC 2

H2020-LOW-CARBON-CIRCULAR-INDUSTRIES-2020 competitive, low carbon and circular industries, single stage – topics CC 9, NZE 5

01 Sep 2020 21 Jul 2020 Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Rights and justice programme grants

Peace and security programme grants

02 Sep 2020 22 Jul 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Health technology assessment programme – commissioned call: 19/130

Health technology assessment programme – researcher-led workstream, including brain tumours highlight notice: 20/37, 20/38

Health technology assessment programme – commissioned call on oral and dental health: 20/40

Health technology assessment programme – injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care themed calls: 19/162, 19/163

02 Sep 2020 22 Jul 2020 Medical Research Counci

Clinician scientist fellowship

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

03 Sep 2020 23 Jul 2020

Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking

H2020-BBI-JTI-2020 bio based industries call

03 Sep 2020 23 Jul 2020

Bloodwise

Programme continuity grants

Project grants

03 Sep 2020 23 Jul 2020 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Precision manufacturing outline call

03 Sep 2020 23 Jul 2020 EUREKA

Eurostars programme

03 Sep 2020 23 Jul 2020 Medical Research Council

Innovation hubs for gene therapies

03 Sep 2020 23 Jul 2020 Royal Society

University research fellowships

03 Sep 2020 23 Jul 2020 Science and Technology Facilities Council

Innovations partnership scheme grants

Innovations partnership scheme fellowships

Follow-on funding

03 Sep 2020 23 Jul 2020 Wellcome

Sir Henry Dale fellowships

04 Sep 2020 24 Jul 2020

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Healthcare technologies new challenges NetworkPlus

08 Sep 2020 28 Jul 2020

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

International centre-to-centre research collaborations

08 Sep 2020 28 Jul 2020

Medical Research Council

MRC/DFID African research leader scheme

09 Sep 2020 29 Jul 2020 Horizon 2020: Excellent Science

H2020-MSCA-IF-2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowships, single stage

09 Sep 2020 29 Jul 2020 UK esearch and Innovation

Citizen science collaboration grant

PETRAS National Centre of Excellence strategic research fund – second call

10 Sep 2020 30 Jul 2020

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Equality, diversity and inclusion engagement fellowships pilot

10 Sep 2020 30 Jul 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Health services and delivery research programme – researcher-led workstream: 20/02, 20/03

Health services and delivery research programme – commissioned call on oral and dental health: 20/42

Health services and delivery research programme – injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care themed call: 19/165

Policy research programme – recovery, renewal reset: research to inform policy responses to COVID-19 in the health and social care systems

10 Sep 2020 30 Jul 2020

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Healthcare impact partnerships

10 Sep 2020 30 Jul 2020 Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges

H2020-LC-SC3-2020 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future, single stage – topics B4E 2-4, 11-14, EC 1-2, 5 

10 Sep 2020 30 Jul 2020

Ministry of Defence

Defence and Security Accelerator – autonomy in challenging environments, phase 2

11 Sep 2020  31 Jul 2020 

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Public health research programme – application development award: 20/69

14 Sep 2020 03 Aug 2020

JPI More Years, Better Lives

Joint call – equality and wellbeing across generations

14 Sep 2020 03 Aug 2020 Nuffield Foundation

Grants for research, development and analysis

15 Sep 2020 04 Aug 2020 Cancer Research UK

Early detection innovation sandpit and award

15 Sep 2020 04 Aug 2020 Medical Research Council

MRC/AHRC/ESRC adolescence, mental health and the developing mind initiative – call for research programmes

16 Sep 2020 05 Aug 2020

Innovate UK

Designing sustainable plastic solutions

Energy catalyst round 8 – transforming energy access

16 Sep 2020 05 Aug 2020 Medical Research Council

Career development award

New investigator research grant – infections and immunity

Partnership grant – infections and immunity

Programme grants – infections and immunity

Research grants – infections and immunity 

17 Sep 2020 06 Aug 2020

Cancer Research UK

Early detection primer award

17 Sep 2020 06 Aug 2020 Horizon 2020: Excellent Science

ERC-2020-PoC proof-of-concept grants

17 Sep 2020 06 Aug 2020

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Ernest Rutherford fellowships

17 Sep 2020 06 Aug 2020 UK Research and Innovation

Turing AI world-leading researcher fellowships

21 Sep 2020 10 Aug 2020

Royal Academy of Engineering

Research fellowships and engineering for development research fellowships

22 Sep 2020 11 Aug 2020

JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change

Cultural heritage, identities and perspectives – responding to changing societies joint call

23 Sep 2020 12 Aug 2020

Cancer Research UK

Early detection programme awards

23 Sep 2020  12 Aug 2020 Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR 

Health technology assessment programme – commissioned call: 19/131

Health technology assessment programme – commissioned call: 20/29

Health technology assessment programme – commissioned call: 20/33

23 Sep 2020 12 Aug 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

24 Sep 2020 13 Aug 2020 Wellcome

Research enrichment funding – public engagement

25 Sep 2020 14 Aug 2020

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Health services and delivery research – commissioned call: 20/56

26 Sep 2020 15 Aug 2020

Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges

RESponsible Island – prize for a renewable geographic energy island

28 Sep 2020  17 Aug 2020 

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Projects peer review panel – large projects 

29 Sep 2020  18 Aug 2020 

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Artificial intelligence for multiple long-term conditions – clusters call

29 Sep 2020  18 Aug 2020 

Horizon 2020: Excellent Science

H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie co-funding of regional, national and international programmes, single stage 

29 Sep 2020  18 Aug 2020 

Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking

22nd call for proposals

23rd call for proposals – H2020-JTI-IMI2-2020-23-two-stage

29 Sep 2020 18 Aug 2020

Wellcome

Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships

30 Sep 2020 19 Aug 2020

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Modern slavery policy and human rights and evidence centre – support for victims and survivors of modern slavery

30 Sep 2020  19 Aug 2020

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Responsive mode research grants

30 Sep 2020  19 Aug 2020 

ECSEL Joint Undertaking

H2020-ECSEL-2020-3-RIA-IMI-ECSEL joint activity call

30 Sep 2020 19 Aug 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

30 Sep 2020  19 Aug 2020 UK Research and Innovation eNurture network plus funding call
01 Oct 2020 20 Aug 2020 Cancer Research UK

Prevention and population research programme awards

01 Oct 2020 20 Aug 2020

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Leadership fellows in public engagement

06 Oct 2020 25 Aug 2020

Economic and Social Research Council

Research centres competition

06 Oct 2020  25 Aug 2020  Natural Environment Research Council Independent research fellowships
06 Oct 2020 25 Aug 2020

Royal Society

Industry fellowships

07 Oct 2020 26 Aug 2020

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Standard follow-on funding

Super follow-on funding

07 Oct 2020  26 Aug 2020 

Innovate UK

Manufacturing made smarter – digital supply chain, feasibility studies 

Manufacturing made smarter – digital supply chain, industrial research

08 Oct 2020  27 Aug 2020

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Transformative research technologies

08 Oct 2020 27 Aug 2020

Medical Research Council

Joint global health trials scheme – global health trial research grants

12 Oct 2020  31 Aug 2020 

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Evidence synthesis programme grant scheme: 20/34

13 Oct 2020  01 Sep 2020 

Medical Research Council

Partnership grants – applied global health research

Programme grants – applied global health research

Research grants – applied global health research

14 Oct 2020  02 Sep 2020 

Horizon 2020: Excellent Science

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020 novel ideas for radically new technologies, single stage – topic 3

15 Oct 2020 03 Sep 2020

Cancer Research UK

Experimental medicine award

19 Oct 2020  07 Sep 2020   EUREKA

Celtic-Next call for proposals

21 Oct 2020 09 Sep 2020

British Academy

Knowledge frontiers – international interdisciplinary research projects

28 Oct 2020  16 Sep 2020 

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Industrial energy transformation fund – deployment of energy efficiency in industry

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund – industrial energy efficiency and decarbonisation studies

29 Oct 2020 17 Sep 2020

Royal Society

APEX awards

31 Oct 2020  19 Sep 2020 

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Urgency grants pilot

03 Nov 2020  22 Sep 2020 

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Efficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – commissioned call: 20/13 

04 Nov 2020  23 Sep 2020 

Innovate UK

Transforming Foundation Industries – building a resilient recovery competition

10 Nov 2020  29 Sep 2020  Wellcome Investigator awards in science
11 Nov 2020 30 Sep 2020

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Research for patient benefit programme, round 43

17 Nov 2020  06 Oct 2020 

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Towards a national collection – discovery projects

17 Nov 2020  06 Oct 2020 

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Public health research programme – commissioned calls: 20/46, 20/47, 20/48

Public health research programme – commissioned call: 20/68

18 Nov 2020  07 Oct 2020 

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Global health research groups awards

Global health research units

18 Nov 2020  07 Oct 2020 

National Science Foundation

Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases

       
       
   

OPEN CALLS

 

 

 

 

 

Open

 

AHRC

Collaborative research grants - Sao Paulo Research Foundation

Follow-on funding for impact and engagement scheme

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

Leadership fellows scheme – standard route

Leadership fellows scheme – early-career researchers

Modern slavery policy and human rights and evidence centre – the impact of COVID-19 on modern slavery

NSF two way lead agency funding agreement

Research grants - standard route

Research grants – early-careers

Research networking

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

 

British Heart Foundation

NIHR-BHF cardiovascular partnership covid-19 research

Open

 

Daphne Jackson Trust

Fellowships

Open  

Department for International Development

Challenge fund

Open  

Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Antimicrobial resistance – highlight notice

COVID-19 rapid response rolling call

Efficacy and mechanism evaluation programme – fast-track scheme

Highlight notice – COVID-19 and ethnicity

Large-scale public health studies

Public health research programme – fast-track scheme

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

UKRI-FNR bilateral agreement – 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

 

Nuffield Foundation

Strategic fund

Strategic fund – seedcorn funding

Open  

Research England

Research England development fund

 

Open   

Science and Technology Facilities Council

21st century challenges exploration awards

Bridging for innovators funding

New applicants scheme 

Public engagement reaction awards

Open  

Scottish Government

Zero waste Scotland circular economy investment fund 

Open  

UK Research and Innovation

Global Challenges Research Fund/Newton Fund agile response call to address COVID-19

Open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

Switching existing funding to COVID-19 priority areas

Open

 

Wellcome Trust

Principal research fellowships

Strategic awards

Small grants in humanities and social science

Innovator awards

Public engagement fund – large grants