Research Funding Opportunities


Details of various Research Funding Opportunities which may be of interest to you.
Calls with fixed deadlines: 

October - December 2012
  • EPSRC: Sustainable Society Network+ Research Call 
    Applicants are invited to apply for short-term pilot study and challenge fellowship funding from the RCUK Digital Economy Theme (DE) Sustainable Society Network+. These pilot studies will be no longer than 6 months in duration and are designed to test new ideas or create novel linkages between research areas. Deadline: 31 October 2012. Learn more »
  • Universities' China Committee in London: China travel grants
    These grants are for British-based scholars working on, or studying, relevant subjects at UK universities who wish to undertake visits to China for specific research or lecture reasons. They also support academic conferences and the promotion and teaching of Chinese and other Chinese studies in the UK. Scholars must be based in the UK. Grants are normally worth up to £1,500, but £2,000 can be granted in exceptional cases. External deadline: 01 November 2012. Learn more »

  • New! British Academy: Sino-British fellowship trust
    It supports individual or cooperative research projects in the humanities and social sciences. Projects may be conducted in Britain or China, and must involve person-to-person contacts. Preference will be given to projects that will help to achieve sustainable development in the problems arising from environmental issues and pollution. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to cover direct research costs, travel and conference or workshop expenses. Deadline: 07 November 2012. Learn more »
  • Leverhulme: Research fellowships
    These support experienced researchers, particularly those who are or have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of original research. Fellowships are worth up to £45,000 for a period of three to 24 months. Awards may cover research expenses and a contribution towards replacement costs or loss of earnings. Deadline: 08 November 2012. Learn more »
  • Alzheimer's Society: Postdoctoral research fellowships
    These support postdoctoral researchers to undertake research relating to the cause, cure, care or prevention of dementia. Applicants should have between three and eight years of postdoctoral experience. All grantholders must hold society membership. Fellowships are worth up to £220,000 over three years, to cover salary and justified consumables and equipment costs. Deadline: 30 November 2012. Learn more »
  • New! Bupa Foundation: Multi-country grants
    These fund international collaboration in translational research in the foundation’s focus areas. Eligible projects must feature work in at least two of the following countries: Australia, India, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, or the United States. The awards are worth up to £600,000 for a period of up to three years. Deadline: 07 December 2012. Learn more »
January - March 2013
  • New! Leverhulme Trust: Emeritus fellowships
    These assist senior established researchers to complete a research project and to prepare the results for publication. Applicants must be resident in the UK, and should hold or have held a teaching or research post in a university or comparable institution in the UK at the time of retirement. Applicants should also have retired by the time of taking up the fellowship and no longer have a normal contract of employment. The fellowship is worth up to £22,000 for a period of three to 24 months. Deadline: 07 February 2013. Learn more »
  • New! Leverhulme Trust: Early-career fellowships
    These aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research in the UK. It is anticipated that a fellowship will lead to a more permanent academic position. Applications are welcomed in any discipline. The trust will contribute 50 per cent of each fellow's total salary costs up to £23,000 per year and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Fellows may also request annual research expenses of up to £6,000. Fellowships are tenable for three years full time, but requests to hold the award part time over a proportionately longer period will be considered. Deadline: 07 March 2013. Learn more »
April - June 2013
  • New! International Continence Society: Emerging international, multidisciplinary research team grants
    These grants aim to facilitate the development of international collaborations between multidisciplinary research partnerships of at least two society members. Proposals must be multidisciplinary, involving more than one speciality, healthcare profession or scientific discipline, and involve a partnership between more than one institution from at least two different countries. Funding of up to £10,000 is available. Deadline: 01 April 2013. Learn more »
  • New! International Continence Society: Conference travel awards
    These awards enable members to travel to the society’s annual scientific meeting. Priority is given to members form less economically developed countries, allied and non-medical health professionals, trainees and recent graduates (less than five years). Applicants must be members of the society or agree to join within one month of receipt of the award and have an abstract accepted. The awards are worth up to £2,000. Deadline: 01 April 2013. Learn more »
  • New! International Continence Society: International, multidisciplinary pilot research project grants
    These grants provide seed funding for international, multidisciplinary teams seeking to perform pilot studies that will aid in the preparation of subsequent major grant applications. Proposals must be multidisciplinary, involving more than one speciality, healthcare profession or scientific discipline, and involve a partnership between more than one institution from at least two different countries. Funding of up to £50,000 is available. Deadline: 01 April 2013. Learn more » 
Open calls
  • Digital Social Research: Community Activities Funding
    The scheme aims to provide researchers with funds to support ideas exchanges, training in digital social research tools and methods, outreach events and partnerships. Funds can be use to cover a wide variety of activities. Funding is available of around £5000 per application. This is an open call and applications will be considered at anytime. However, we advise applying early because funds are limited. All projects must be completed, and claims for grant payment submitted with final reports by the end of August 2012. Learn more »
  • Leverhulme: Project Grants
    Leverhulme potentially fund any research although they expect any research that falls under the remit of the UK Research Councils to be submitted to them rather than Leverhulme and applications do need to justify why they are applying to Leverhulme. The project grant applications are managed via a two-stage process. In the first instance applicants complete an Outline Application whcih an be submitted at any time. If invited to full application the deadline for those are 1 Sept, 1 Dec and 21 March each year. Learn more »
  • Dunhill Medical Trust: General grants
    These grants are available to fund work other than primary research, under the following categories: building grants equipment grants; core costs/staffing grants; small grants under £10,000. As a general rule, to qualify for consideration, grant applications MUST be for an activity with a focus on older people. Although there is no official minimum or maximum amounts for grants, in practice awards are usually between £1,000 and £1 million. Learn more »

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