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Research Funding - News and updates

The latest funding news and updates of interest to researchers in the College of Science and Engineering

Detailed below are a selection of the most recent College of Science and Engineering relevant research opportunities:

Responsive-mode calls

As well as strategic calls where the topic of research has been predefined, UKRI Research Councils have a range of open research calls and fellowships (also known as responsive mode), which can be used to fund projects of all sizes, from smaller-scale scoping studies to large programmes and centres. For some of these schemes you can apply at any time, others have several deadlines annually. Links to relevant pages on funders’ sites, below:

Funding opportunities

Funder Details Deadline

Eurostars programme

EUREKA invites applications for the Eurostars programme. This supports international research and innovation projects in all technology and market fields that have a civilian purpose. The programme enables companies to turn an idea into a product and commercialise it, combine and share expertise and benefit from working across national borders. 3 March 2021
Partnerships Fund As we are expecting international travel to be curtailed for some time, this fund is designed to allow relationships with partners in the Global South to develop and strengthen though collaborative endeavours. Applications will be assessed as they are submitted

UKRI: GCRF/Newton Fund Agile Response call to address COVID-19

Support for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in Low and Middle Income Countries.


Research grant programme

The Internet Society Foundation invites statements of interest for its research grant programme. This supports global research collaborations that advance understanding of the internet and its value for all. £200,000 funding available. None

Pandemic preparedness and fighting emerging new viral infectious disease

Merck invites submissions for its pandemic preparedness and fighting emerging new viral infectious disease call. This supports projects that leverage modern technologies to create new breakthrough solutions to be more prepared for pandemic outbreaks or work towards existing solutions that could help to fight emerging viral infections. Grants are worth up to €500,000 per year for three years. None

Research Support Office resources:

Details of university-level demand management processes for funding calls, toolkits for applicants and awardees, information about RSO events and staff contact details may be found on the RSO website.

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