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					                                                                                   Research Grants - 30/09/2009


Deadline    Funder               Call                                 Summary of Call                                              BIO     CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA

                                                                     The ambition of a Grand Challenge should be far greater
                                                                     than what can be achieved
                                                                     by a single research team or in the span of a single
                                                                     research grant. We encourage
                                 Energy Networks Grand Challenges
1-Mar-10    EPSRC                                                    you to look 20-40 years in the future and think what could     x       x     x     x            x
                                 – Submission of Ideas
                                                                     be achieved on this
                                                                     timescale if researchers, from different research groups,
                                                                     disciplines or institutions,
                                                                     were to work together.
                                                                     Ecosystem services for poverty alleviation partnership
                                                                     and project development grants stream two. Funding
                                                                     stream two provides catalyst funding to support south-
                                 Ecosystem services for poverty
                                                                     south and north-south consortia formation and proposal
3-Mar-10    NERC                 alleviation partnership and project                                                                        x           x            x
                                                                     writing to develop a proposal to be submitted to the
                                 development grants, stream two
                                                                     research consortium call or to future ESPA funding
                                                                     rounds. Applicants can request up to £50,000 for a
                                                                     maximum of six months.
                                                                      Through the RCUK Programme, Nanoscience through
                                                                      engineering to application, EPSRC has been working with
                                                                      the University of Westminster to begin assessing how to
5-Mar-10    EPSRC                Responsible Innovation Workshop      operationally embed the concept of responsible                        x           x            x
                                                                      innovation into its research funding processes. This is an
                                                                      opportunity to shape how research councils can actively
                                                                      promote responsible innovation in an operational context.
                                                                      provide funding of up to three years, usually for the
            Leukaemia Research
5-Mar-10                         Project Grants                       support of one person, to answer a single question or to      x       x                        x
            Fund
                                                                      develop new areas of research.
                                                                      This scheme funds research in all types of biomarkers
                                                                      (predisposition, screening, diagnostic, prognostic,
                                 Biomarkers & Imaging Discovery &
8-Mar-10    Cancer Research UK                                        predictive, pharmacological and surrogate response)           x       x                        x
                                 Development Project Grants
                                                                      using invasive (i.e., surgical specimens or biofluids) and
                                                                      non-invasive (i.e., imaging) technologies.
                                                                    Marie Curie European reintegration grants European
                                                                    Commission Framework programme 7: People These
                                 Marie Curie European Reintegration support training and career development for science and
9-Mar-10    Marie Curie                                                                                                                     x           x            x
                                 Grants                             technology researchers. The budget for this call is 32
                                                                    million euros for projects lasting from 24 to 36 months.


                                                                      The ecosystem services for poverty alleviation
                                                                      programme executive board is seeking an organisation to
                                 Ecosystem Services for Poverty       host the ESPA directorate. The directorate’s budget is
9-Mar-10    NERC                                                                                                                                        x
                                 Alleviation: Directorate             approximately £8 million.
                                                                      Award amount max: Not specified

                                                                      Support research projects requiring longer timescales,
                                                                      extensive resources, or multidisciplinary approaches.
                                 Strategic Longer and Larger Grants
10-Mar-10   BBSRC                                                     Applications must be over £2M (FEC project value) and         x       x     x     x     x      x
                                 (LoLas)
                                                                      up to 5 years in duration. All applications must address
                                                                      BBSRC's strategic priority areas
                                                                      provide funding of up to three years, usually for the
            Leukaemia Research
10-Mar-10                        Project Grants                       support of one person, to answer a single question or to      x       x                        x
            Fund
                                                                      develop new areas of research.




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                                                                                                Research Grants - 30/09/2009


Deadline        Funder                     Call                                    Summary of Call                                              BIO     CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                                                   The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and
                                           Energy and Communities                  the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
11-Mar-10       EPSRC                      Collaborative Venture - Call for        (EPSRC) are delighted to announce the opening of a                    x     x     x            x
                                           Proposals                               new, jointly funded £7.5 million investment: the 'Energy
                                                                                   and Communities Collaborative Venture'.
                                                                              directed towards leading researchers who can
                                                                              demonstrate an impressive track-record of achievement
                National Institute for
15-Mar-10                                  Programme Grants                   in applied health research. Each programme will fund a             x       x     x     x            x
                Health Research
                                                                              series of related projects which form a coherent theme in
                                                                              an area of priority or need for the NHS.
                                                                              As part of the developing NIHR/MRC strategy for health
                                                                              research, the EME programme invites proposals for
                                                                              'science driven' studies that: • evaluate clinical efficacy of
                                                                              interventions (where proof of concept in humans has
                National Institute for     Efficacy and Mechanism
16-Mar-10                                                                     already been achieved) • add significantly to our                  x       x     x                  x
                Health Research            Programme(EME)
                                                                              understanding of biological or behavioural mechanisms
                                                                              and processes • explore new scientific or clinical
                                                                              principles • include the development or testing of new
                                                                              methodologies.
                                                                              FP7 ERC advanced investigator grants - life sciences
                                                                              European Commission Framework programme 7:
                                                                              European Research Council/Ideas Each project must
                                           FP7 ERC Advanced Investigator      include at least one independent legal entity established
17-Mar-10       ERC                                                                                                                              x       x     x     x     x      x
                                           Grants                             in an EU member state or associated country. The budget
                                                                              for advanced investigator grants is approximately 590
                                                                              million euros, and life sciences grants are eligible for up
                                                                              to 34 per cent of this amount.
                                                                              The Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) is
                                           Developmental Pathway Funding      a new, rigorously-assessed, funding scheme set up by
18-Mar-10       MRC                                                                                                                              x       x     x                  x
                                           Scheme                             the MRC to help strengthen the translation of fundamental
                                                                              research towards patient benefit.
                                                                              Funding is available to carry out multidisciplinary research
                                           Multidisciplinary Research at the  in close collaboration with the central facilities at Harwell.
22-Mar-10       EPSRC                      Research Complex at Harwell – Call £5 million is available through this call and we expect to                 x           x
                                           for Outline Proposals              fund 3-4 grants to enable research groups to establish a
                                                                              presence at the Research Complex.
                                                                              These enable teams of independent researchers to
22 Mar 10
                                                                              develop new lines of research through collaboration.
(registration of
                  Human Frontier Science                                      Awards are worth up to $250,000 for a team of two,
intention)                                 Programme grants                                                                                      x       x     x     x            x
                  Programme                                                   $350,000 for a team of three and $450,000 for a team of
Full application:
                                                                              four or more, annually, for up to three years.
31st March 10
                                                                                   The SDO programme wishes to commission research on
                                                                                   aspects of patient safety particularly relating to
                                                                                   organisational environments, structures, systems and
                                                                                   cultures, consistent with the mission and focus of the
                National Institute for
                                                                                   SDO programme. The programme is interested in
                Health Research - Service Patient safety in healthcare
24-Mar-10                                                                          proposals for research into the following topic areas:                                         x
                Delivery and Organisation organisations
                                                                                   •translating knowledge about patient safety into service
                Programme
                                                                                   delivery •patient/user involvement in safety improvement
                                                                                   •financial costs and benefits and trade-offs in patient
                                                                                   safety •boundaries between care processes, services and
                                                                                   organisations




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                                                                                         Research Grants - 30/09/2009


Deadline    Funder                   Call                                  Summary of Call                                                  BIO   CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                                           International research staff exchange scheme European
                                                                           Commission Framework programme 7: People Each
                                                                           application must represent a partnership between at least
                                     International Research Staff          two independent participants established in different
25-Mar-10   Marie Curie                                                                                                                            x     x     x            x
                                     Exchange Scheme                       member states and other eligible countries. The indicative
                                                                           budget for this call is 30 million euros and funding for joint
                                                                           programmes is provided for 24 to 48 months.


                                                                           Worth up to £19 million, the competition aims to
                                                                           strengthen UK capability and develop supply networks for
            Technology Strategy      Low-carbon vehicles - integrated
25-Mar-10                                                                  vehicle-centric technologies that can deliver a major                         x     x
            Board                    delivery programme competition 4
                                                                           improvement in cutting carbon dioxide emissions.

                                                                           Storm risk mitigation through improved prediction and
                                     Storm risk mitigation through         impact modelling. The aim of this call is to support
25-Mar-10   NERC                     improved prediction and impact        projects which enable better forecasting and mitigation of              x           x     x      x
                                     modelling                             hydro-meterological hazards. The budget for this project
                                                                           is £4.2m.
                                                                           awards of up to £100k to enable a research team to
            National Institute for                                         undertake preparatory work that will position them to
29-Mar-10                            Programme Development Grants                                                                            x     x     x                  x
            Health Research                                                submit a successful Programme Grant application in a
                                                                           subsequent funding competition
                                                                           Between 29 January and 29 March 2010, NHS East of
                                                                           England’s Regional Innovation Fund is open to applicants
                                                                           with proposals for the adoption and spread of innovation
29-Mar-10   NHS                      Regional Innovation Funds             to help improve the lives of those with long term                                                x
                                                                           conditions. Emphasis will be placed on providing care in
                                                                           the home or closer to home. The principles of scalability
                                                                           and transferability will take priority over new innovation.
                                                                           Research projects - will fund research that is linked to life,
30-Mar-10   Axa                      Research Projects                                                                                       x           x     x
                                                                           societal and environmental risks.
                                                                           EPSRC invite outline applications for exceptionally
                                                                           pioneering, potentially transformative research projects
                                                                           that cross the boundaries between chemistry and another
                                                                           discipline(s). This initiative will look to support research
                                     Bright IDEAS Awards – The Big         projects that have the potential to profoundly impact
30-Mar-10   EPSRC                                                                                                                                  x           x            x
                                     Pitch: Chemistry and Beyond           and/or transform a broad area of research. A high degree
                                                                           of risk in these applications is expected and welcomed.
                                                                           The focus for this call is on an individual with a bright
                                                                           idea. Successful applicants will be granted a Bright
                                                                           IDEAS Award
                                                                           Research, treatment, equipment, care and support for
31-Mar-10   Big C                    Project Grants                                                                                          x     x     x                  x
                                                                           people in Norfolk & Waveney affected by cancer.

31-Mar-10   Big C                    Student Bursaries Scheme              Provides support for students for up to 8 weeks.                  x     x     x                  x

                                                                           This call is about allowing researchers in the Digital
                                                                           Economy to expose and test their research ideas with
                                     Digital Economy Research in the       potential beneficiaries – for example, the individual,
31-Mar-10   EPSRC                                                                                                                                        x     x
                                     Wild                                  business and/or society – in order to get closer to
                                                                           achieving a viable proposition with potential for
                                                                           transformational impact.




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Deadline    Funder                       Call                                  Summary of Call                                                 BIO   CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                                               Arctic research station. To facilitate environmental
                                                                               research in the Arctic, NERC has laboratory space and a
                                                                               field support facility at Ny-lesund. The station allows
31-Mar-10   NERC                         Arctic Research Station               researchers from UK universities, research institutes and                          x
                                                                               other recognised organisations and their international
                                                                               collaborators, to carry out environmental research
                                                                               relevant to the NERC remit at Ny-lesund.
                                                                               Suports smaller scale ecological research work.
                                                                               Research must be independent of higher degrees. Value
1-Apr-10    British Ecological Society   Small Project Grants                                                                                   x                 x
                                                                               of the award up to £1000 travel costs and up to £1500
                                                                               other expenses.
                                                                               For undergraduates who want to spend all or part of the
                                         Undergraduate Ecological Project      vacation undertaking an SEPG or any other independent
1-Apr-10    British Ecological Society                                                                                                          x           x     x
                                         Support                               ecological research project but cannot affort to do so.
                                                                               Value of the award up to £2000.
                                                                               The Collaboration Fund offers support to researchers
                                                                               wishing to work with a commercialising partner in taking
                                         Collaboration Fund - Call for         forward business opportunities generated from EPSRC
1-Apr-10    EPSRC                                                                                                                                     x           x            x
                                         Expressions of Interest               funded research. Support will combine grant funding with
                                                                               the opportunity of project mentoring and access to
                                                                               business planning advice.
                                                                               FP7 ERC advanced investigator grants - social sciences
                                                                               and humanities European Commission Framework
                                                                               programme 7: European Research Council/Ideas Each
                                                                               project must include at least one independent legal entity
                                         FP7 ERC Advanced Investigator
7-Apr-10    ERC                                                                established in an EU member state or associated country.         x     x     x     x     x      x
                                         Grants
                                                                               The budget for advanced investigator grants is
                                                                               approximately 590 million euros, and social sciences and
                                                                               humanities grants are eligible for up to 14 per cent of this
                                                                               amount.
                                                                               Research programme to enable UK scientists to
                                                                               participate in and obtain material from drilling expeditions;
                                                                               ensure that IODP carries out the best and highest priority
7-Apr-10    NERC                         UK10DP                                science; and capitalise on the results of IODP drilling and                        x
                                                                               UK technologies, allowing them to benefit from
                                                                               technological advances in deep sea drilling.


                                                                            This programme is living with environmental change
                                                                            accredited and will contribute to objectives on climate
                                         Living With Environmental Change - change, ecosystems and human well-being. The
8-Apr-10    NERC                                                                                                                                x                 x
                                         Changing Water Cycle               programme will run for five years with a total funding
                                                                            amount of ?10 million.

                                                                               To provide high quality research that will directly affect
            National Institute for       Research for Patient Benefit
9-Apr-10                                                                       patients in the NHS. Must be submitted in collaboration          x     x     x     x            x
            Health Research              (Expression of Interest)
                                                                               with an NHS partner.
                                                                               The purpose of the scheme is to strengthen the quality
                                                                               and potential of research between India and UK by
13-Apr-10   ESRC                         India-UK Scholar Exchanges                                                                                               x
                                                                               building greater research interaction. Funding will be
                                                                               available for academic visits of one to three months.
                                                                               Open research area in Europe for the social sciences
                                                                               Economic and Social Research Council The aim of this
                                                                               call is to fund joint research projects in the social
                                                                               sciences. A minimum of £100,000 and a maximum of
13-Apr-10   ESRC                         Open Research Area in Europe                                                                                             x
                                                                               £750,000 at 100 per cent full economic costs per project
                                                                               is available.




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                                                                                             Research Grants - 30/09/2009


Deadline    Funder                       Call                                   Summary of Call                                                 BIO   CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                                                HTA Clinical Trials has expanded its remit to become the
            National Institite for Health
                                                                                HTA Clinical Evaluation and Trials funding stream and
            Research - Health
13-Apr-10                                 Clinical Trials and Evaluation        grants are now available for evaluation studies falling          x                              x
            Technology Assessment
                                                                                within the remit of the HTA programme, as well as normal
            Programme
                                                                                clinical trials.
                                                                                The aim of the STFC Innovation Programme is to support
            STFC (Science and                                                   the flow of technology from the STFC funded research of
                                         Innovations Partnership Scheme
13-Apr-10   Technology Facilities                                               UK universities and laboratories to industry or to               x     x           x
                                         (IPS)
            Council)                                                            academics from other disciplines towards
                                                                                commercialization.
                                                                                The four committees' respective remits are: animal
                                                                                systems, health, wellbeing, plants, microbes, food and
14-Apr-10   BBSRC                        Responsive Mode Standard Grants        sustainability; technological and methodological                 x     x     x     x     x      x
                                                                                development; molecules, cells and industrial
                                                                                biotechnology.
                                                                                Provide larger, longer term (five years) and renewable
14-Apr-10   MRC                          Programme Grants                                                                                        x     x           x            x
                                                                                programme funding.
                                                                                The partnership grant aims to provide support for
                                                                                collaborative activities that add value to existing research
            MRC(molecular and                                                   or helps galvanise researchers in a particular field, or
14-Apr-10                                Partnership Grant                                                                                       x     x                        x
            Cellular Medicine)                                                  complementary fields, to address important issues that
                                                                                cannot be addressed through other funding
                                                                                arrangements.
                                                                                The partnership grant aims to provide support for
                                                                                collaborative activities that add value to existing research
            MRC(infections and                                                  or helps galvanise researchers in a particular field, or
14-Apr-10                                Partnership Grant                                                                                       x     x
            immunity)                                                           complementary fields, to address important issues that
                                                                                cannot be addressed through other funding
                                                                                arrangements.
                                                                                Research Projects will fund research that is linked to life,
15-Apr-10   AXA                          Research Projects                                                                                       x           x     x
                                                                                societal and environmental risks.
                                                                                Applications for sample collections associated with a
                                                                                clinical trial that is about to commence or is ongoing are
                                                                                accepted via this funding scheme. Only funding for the
                                         Prospective sample collection from
16-Apr-10   Cancer Research UK                                                  collection of blood and paraffin tumour blocks is available.     x     x                        x
                                         Clinical Trials
                                                                                Under exceptional circumstances, where specific
                                                                                justification is provided, the collection of additional
                                                                                sample types will be available
                                                                                Feasibility studies, pilot studies and Phase II trials are
                                                                                viewed as purpose-driven preparatory studies, essential
                                                                                for determining the most appropriate questions for the
16-Apr-10   Cancer Research UK           Feasibility Studies                    next generation of Phase III trials. These studies aim to        x     x                        x
                                                                                assess the activity, feasibility or toxicity of new treatment
                                                                                approaches, and can be used to screen out inactive
                                                                                treatments.
                                                                                The Translational Stem Cell Research Committee
                                                                                (TSCRC) has been established to fund investigator-led
                                                                                research proposals that have clear translational goals,
                                         Translational stem cell research -
20-Apr-10   MRC                                                                 and will consider applications from across the UK. The           x     x                        x
                                         Response mode funding
                                                                                funding mechanism will also provide a platform for
                                                                                partnership funding which will be considered on a case-by-
                                                                                case basis.
                                                                                The partnership grant aims to provide support for
                                                                                collaborative activities that add value to existing research
            MRC(Population and                                                  or helps galvanise researchers in a particular field, or
21-Apr-10                                Partnership Grant                                                                                             x     x                  x
            Systems Medicine Board)                                             complementary fields, to address important issues that
                                                                                cannot be addressed through other funding
                                                                                arrangements.




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Deadline    Funder               Call                                Summary of Call                                                 BIO   CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                                     The aim is to support a number of groups to carry out
                                                                     novel, multidisciplinary research at the research complex
                                                                     at Harwell, working closely with the central facilities. The
                                 Research Complex at Harwell -
22-Apr-10   EPSRC                                                    budget is £5 million and grants are for a period of up to              x           x
                                 Multidisciplinary Research
                                                                     five years.
                                                                     Award amount max: Not specified

                                                                     Programme grants are intended to provide long-term
                                                                     support for broad, multidisciplinary research where the
                                                                     aim is to answer an interrelated set of questions. They are
23-Apr-10   Cancer Research UK   Programme Grants                                                                                     x     x                        x
                                                                     awarded to outstanding individuals with an established
                                                                     scientific track record and are generally intended to be
                                                                     held for five years
                                                                     Proposals are encouraged in any area of basic, clinical or
23-Apr-10   Cancer Research UK   Project Grants                                                                                       x     x     x                  x
                                                                     translation research.
                                                                     These grants are awarded to provide support for a project
            Arthritis Research
28-Apr-10                        Project Grants                      designed to seek an answer to a single question or small         x     x     x                  x
            Campaign
                                                                     group of related questions.
                                                                     Provides support for clinical and non-clinical researchers
            MRC(molecular and
28-Apr-10                        New Investigator Grants             while they are establishing themselves as independent            x     x                        x
            Cellular Medicine)
                                                                     principal investigators.
            MRC(molecular and                                        Main scheme for supporting biomedical science in UK
28-Apr-10                        Research Grants                                                                                      x     x                        x
            Cellular Medicine)                                       universities and NHS Trusts.
                                                                     Developmental Clinical Studies (DCS) are an area of
                                                                     strategic priority for the MRC. While these early stage
                                                                     clinical studies will still be assessed by the Boards, a
            MRC(molecular and                                        mechanism has been put in place whereby applicants can
28-Apr-10                        Developmental Clinical Studies                                                                       x     x                        x
            Cellular Medicine)                                       receive additional advice on aspects of their proposals.
                                                                     This new funding mechanism forms part of an initiative to
                                                                     strengthen the quality and increase the volume of this
                                                                     type of study funded by the MRC.
                                                                     A new approach to funding collaborative research
                                                                     between academia and industry. Academic partners in
            MRC(molecular and    MRC Industry Collaboration Award    MICA applications can seek support for those costs
28-Apr-10                                                                                                                             x     x                        x
            Cellular Medicine)   (MICA)                              allowed under the relevant MRC funding scheme. In
                                                                     general, the MRC will expect the industrial party to meet
                                                                     its own costs.
                                                                     AICR awards grants to support fundamental or
                                                                     translational research into the causes, mechanisms,
                                                                     diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. We do not
30-Apr-10   AICR                 Research Grants                                                                                      x     x                        x
                                                                     support clinical research. We will consider applications
                                                                     that include some clinical research in a project which is
                                                                     mostly basic or translational.
                                                                     Provide support for five years for internationally
30-Apr-10   Wellcome Trust       Programme Grants                    competitive research relevant to human and animal                X     X                        X
                                                                     health.
                                                                     Provide funding for high-quality, hypothesis-driven
30-Apr-10   Wellcome Trust       Project Grants                      projects, in the basic and clinical sciences, which are          X     X     X                  X
                                                                     relevant to human and animal health.
                                                                     Provides support for researchers wishing to develop
                                                                     technologies or to refine existing techniques. The outputs
30-Apr-10   Wellcome Trust       Technology Development                                                                               X     X     X                  X
                                                                     of the grant should facilitate other research, and will often
                                                                     yield benefits to the wider scientific community.




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                                                                                        Research Grants - 30/09/2009


Deadline    Funder                    Call                                Summary of Call                                                 BIO   CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                                          This scheme allows universities to attract strategically
                                                                          important research technologists or analysts who would
                                                                          normally be expected to work in association with a group
                                                                          or department that is in receipt of substantial Wellcome
                                                                          Trust funding. Up to five years' support is provided, after
                                      University Awards for Research      which time the recipient takes up a post in the institution,
30-Apr-10   Wellcome Trust                                                                                                                 X     X     X                  X
                                      Technologists or Analysts           which is guaranteed for at least a further five years.Up to
                                                                          five years' support is provided, after which time the
                                                                          recipient takes up a post in the institution, which is
                                                                          guaranteed for at least a further five years.Please note
                                                                          the scheme is not intended to support staff who run or
                                                                          manage equipment, services or core facilities.
                                                                          Provides support for clinical and non-clinical researchers
            MRC(infections and
5-May-10                              New Investigator Grants             while they are establishing themselves as independent            x     x                        x
            immunity)
                                                                          principal investigators.
                                                                          The Invention for Innovation Programme wishes to invite
                                                                          project proposals of up to 12 months to investigate first
            National Institute for
5-May-10                              i4i                                 whether a piece of prior basic research or an innovative         x     x     x                  x
            Health Research
                                                                          use of an existing technology could provide a solution to
                                                                          an existing or emerging healthcare need
                                                                          Provides support for clinical and non-clinical researchers
            MRC(Population and
12-May-10                             New Investigator Grants             while they are establishing themselves as independent            x     x                        x
            Systems Medicine Board)
                                                                          principal investigators.
            MRC(Population and                                            Main scheme for supporting biomedical science in UK
12-May-10                             Research Grants                                                                                      x     x                        x
            Systems Medicine Board)                                       universities and NHS Trusts.
                                                                          Developmental Clinical Studies (DCS) are an area of
                                                                          strategic priority for the MRC. While these early stage
                                                                          clinical studies will still be assessed by the Boards, a
            MRC(Population and                                            mechanism has been put in place whereby applicants can
12-May-10                             Developmental Clinical Studies                                                                       x     x                        x
            Systems Medicine Board)                                       receive additional advice on aspects of their proposals.
                                                                          This new funding mechanism forms part of an initiative to
                                                                          strengthen the quality and increase the volume of this
                                                                          type of study funded by the MRC.
                                                                          A new approach to funding collaborative research
                                                                          between academia and industry. Academic partners in
            MRC(Population and        MRC Industry Collaboration Award    MICA applications can seek support for those costs
12-May-10                                                                                                                                  x     x                        x
            Systems Medicine Board)   (MICA)                              allowed under the relevant MRC funding scheme. In
                                                                          general, the MRC will expect the industrial party to meet
                                                                          its own costs.
                                                                          The aim of this funding scheme is to directly develop
14-May-10   Cancer Research UK        Discovery Committee Grant                                                                            x     x     x                  x
                                                                          research for patient benefit.
                                                                          These enable UK universities to host a distinguished
                                                                          academic from overseas in order to enhance the skills of
                                                                          academic staff or the student body within the host
                                                                          institution. Professorships last between three to 10
14-May-10   Leverhulme Trust          Visiting Professorships             months and include a maintenance grant commensurate              x     x     x     x     x      x
                                                                          with the salary of a professor in the relevant discipline, as
                                                                          well as expenses for travel, consumables and technical
                                                                          assistance.

                                                                          These are primarily intended to provide the salary costs of
                                                                          one or more researchers working on a specific and
                                                                          discrete project proposed by the applicant. The great
21-May-10   Leverhulme Trust          Research Project Grants                                                                                    x           x            x
                                                                          majority of awards involve a spend of up to £250,000 over
                                                                          a duration of two to three years.




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Deadline    Funder                     Call                                 Summary of Call                                                    BIO   CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                                            The i4i Invention for Innovation Programme invites project
                                                                            proposals of up to one year for a collaboration between at
                                                                            least one industry and one research partner (academic or
                                                                            clinical) to determine the commercial viability of a
            National Institute for     i4i Future Product Development
21-May-10                                                                   proposed device or technology, with the development of a            x     x     x                  x
            Health Research            Funding Stream 3a (FPD3a)
                                                                            robust route to market and a strong, appropriate
                                                                            consortium being the main deliverables. Costs can be no
                                                                            more than £100k in total and a maximum of 75% funding
                                                                            is available.
                                                                            The New Agents Committee (NAC) provides a one-step
                                       New Agent Committee Trials
14-May-10   Cancer Research UK                                              process for selecting new anti-cancer treatments and                x     x                        x
                                       Funding
                                                                            diagnostics and taking them into early clinical trials.
                                                                            Provides support for clinical and non-clinical researchers
            MRC(neurosciences and
26-May-10                              New Investigator Grants              while they are establishing themselves as independent               x     x                        x
            mental Health)
                                                                            principal investigators.
            MRC(neurosciences and                                           Main scheme for supporting biomedical science in UK
26-May-10                              Research Grants                                                                                          x     x                        x
            mental Health)                                                  universities and NHS Trusts.
                                                                            Developmental Clinical Studies (DCS) are an area of
                                                                            strategic priority for the MRC. While these early stage
                                                                            clinical studies will still be assessed by the Boards, a
            MRC(neurosciences and                                           mechanism has been put in place whereby applicants can
26-May-10                              Developmental Clinical Studies                                                                           x     x                        x
            mental Health)                                                  receive additional advice on aspects of their proposals.
                                                                            This new funding mechanism forms part of an initiative to
                                                                            strengthen the quality and increase the volume of this
                                                                            type of study funded by the MRC.
                                                                            A new approach to funding collaborative research
                                                                            between academia and industry. Academic partners in
            MRC(neurosciences and      MRC Industry Collaboration Award     MICA applications can seek support for those costs
26-May-10                                                                                                                                       x     x                        x
            mental Health)             (MICA)                               allowed under the relevant MRC funding scheme. In
                                                                            general, the MRC will expect the industrial party to meet
                                                                            its own costs.
31-May-10   British Heart Foundation   Programme Grants                     For long-term support on a 5 year rolling basis                     x     x                        x
                                                                            Programme grants are awarded to established groups
                                                                            undertaking research relevant to the aims of arc and
            Arthritis Research
9-Jun-10                               Programme Grants                     which have a substantial research track record already              x     x                        x
            Campaign
                                                                            supported by project grants from the arc, research
                                                                            councils or other funding bodies operating peer review.
            Leukaemia Research                                              for innovative phase I/II or pilot phase III clinical trials for
1-Jul-10                               Clinical Trials Funding                                                                                  x     x                        x
            Fund                                                            the treatment of leukaemia and the related blood cancers.

                                                                            Non-thematic funding, standard research grants (all
                                       Non-Thematic Funding Standard        sciences). This is an open competition for curiosity-
1-Jul-10    NERC                                                                                                                                x                 x
                                       Research Grants                      motivated basic, strategic or applied research. Grants
                                                                            provide a minimum of £25,000 for directly incurred costs.
                                                                            These support collaborative research activities between
                                                                            academic researchers and public or private sector
                                                                            partners. Awards are worth at least £25,000 for a period
1-Jul-10    NERC                       Partnership Research Grants                                                                              x     x     x     x     x      x
                                                                            of three years, but can be for longer. The total project
                                                                            partner contribution must be a minimum of 25 per cent of
                                                                            the total full economic cost.
                                                                            This is an open competition for curiosity-motivated basic,
                                                                            strategic or applied research. Grants provide a minimum
1-Jul-10    NERC                       Standard Research Grants                                                                                 x     x     x     x     x
                                                                            of £25,000 for directly incurred costs.




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Deadline    Funder                   Call                                Summary of Call                                                 BIO   CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                                         will provide five years of funding to new, non-clinical
                                                                         investigators who have just taken up their first Higher
                                                                         Education Funding Council (HEFC) funded post in
                                                                         England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. The
30-Jul-10   Cancer Research UK       Career Establishment Awards                                                                          x     x                        x
                                                                         purpose of the award is to encourage the best new
                                                                         investigators to develop a career in cancer research, and
                                                                         to provide the core support required to enable successful
                                                                         applicants to establish their own research groups.
                                                                         The scheme aims to provide support for multi-use items
30-Jul-10   Cancer Research UK       Large Equipment Grant Scheme        of large equipment that promotes the sharing of                  x     x                        x
                                                                         resources between research groups.
                                                                         These are primarily intended to provide the salary costs of
                                                                         one or more researchers working on a specific and
                                                                         discrete project proposed by the applicant. The great
1-Sep-10    Leverhulme Trust         Research Project Grants                                                                              x                 x
                                                                         majority of awards involve a spend of up to £250,000 over
                                                                         a duration of two to three years.

                                                                         Small research grants. This is an open competition for
                                                                         curiosity-motivated basic, strategic or applied research,
                                                                         providing funding for small discrete projects, proof-of-
1-Sep-10    NERC                     Small Research Grants                                                                                x     x     x     x            x
                                                                         concept studies, pump-priming exercises, or other
                                                                         activities. The maximum funding that may be sought is
                                                                         £25,000.
                                                                         The aim of the STFC Innovation Programme is to support
            STFC (Science and                                            the flow of technology from the STFC funded research of
                                     Innovations Partnership Scheme
15-Oct-10   Technology Facilities                                        UK universities and laboratories to industry or to                     x           x
                                     (IPS)
            Council)                                                     academics from other disciplines towards
                                                                         commercialization.
                                                                         The RSC Research Fund exists to assist members of the
31-Oct-10   Royal Society of Chemistry Research Fund                     RSC in their research by the provision of grants of up to              x           x
                                                                         £2000.
                                                                         The Small Grants scheme aims to provide support for
                                                                         applications from junior investigators and/or for
                                                                         feasibility/pilot studies. Small Grants provide support for a
                                                                         defined piece of work with objectives that can be
26-Nov-10   Cancer Research UK       Small Grants                                                                                         x     x                        x
                                                                         achieved in the time specified. Applications are judged on
                                                                         the basis of scientific excellence, innovation, relevance to
                                                                         cancer research and potential impact on policy and
                                                                         practice.
                                                                         The research must be of relevance to the applicant’s
                                                                         studies and must last more than four weeks. A single
                                                                         grant of up to £2,500 is available to cover expenses for
            Royal Geographical
26-Nov-10                            Hong Kong Research Grant            travel, equipment, data collection and subsistence in the                          x
            Society
                                                                         field.
                                                                         Award amount max: £2500

                                                                         The Project Grant provides support for larger pieces of
1-Dec-10    Diabetes UK              Project Grants                      high quality, diabetes related research. Applications            x     x                        x
                                                                         should normally be for hypothesis-driven projects.
                                                                         These are primarily intended to provide the salary costs of
                                                                         one or more researchers working on a specific and
                                                                         discrete project proposed by the applicant. The great
1-Dec-10    Leverhulme Trust         Research Project Grants                                                                              x     x           x            x
                                                                         majority of awards involve a spend of up to £250,000 over
                                                                         a duration of two to three years.




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Deadline      Funder                     Call                                Summary of Call                                                BIO   CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                                             This award will fund salary support and research funds for
                                                                             a junior faculty member who wishes to undertake a
                                                                             mentored basic and/or clinical research project in the
                                                                             bleeding disorders field. The applicant would be expected
No deadline   Bayer AG                   Early Career Investigator Award                                                                     x     x                        x
                                                                             to dedicate a significant amount of time to the project.
                                                                             Examples of topics for research projects that might be
                                                                             considered for these awards include, but are not limited
                                                                             to:
                                                                             The Special Project Award is designed to support a wide
                                                                             range of research projects in the field of hemophilia.
No deadline   Bayer AG                   Special Project Award               Examples of the types of projects that might be                 x     x                        x
                                                                             considered for these awards include, but are not limited
                                                                             to, those related to:
                                                                             To foster the translation of ideas into innovation Bayer are
No deadline   Bayer AG                   From Targets to Novel Drugs         looking for novel drug targets as a basis for the               x     x                        x
                                                                             development of new therapeutic approaches

                                                                             Each partnership, lasting between 1 and 3 years, employs
                                                                             1 or more high-calibre KTP Associates (early-career
                                                                             researchers) to work on an innovative project within
                                                                             industry. Associates are jointly supervised by the
No deadline   BBSRC                      Knowledge Transfer Partnerships     participating industrial and academic partners.                 x     x     x     x            x
                                                                             Government support is delivered through a grant to the
                                                                             academic partner. In addition, a contribution from the
                                                                             participating company fully covers an HEI’s cost of
                                                                             participation.


                                                                             Letters of enquiry for funding accepted in the following
                                                                             areas: Diarrhea, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Maternal, Newborn, &
              Bill and Melinda Gates
No deadline                              Letters of enquiry                  Child Health, Neglected Diseases, Nutrition, Pneumonia          x     x                        x
              Foundation
                                                                             & Flu, Polio, Tuberculosis, Vaccines


                                                                             Connects young researchers Europe-wide and helps to
No deadline   British Council            Research Networks                                                                                   x     x     x     x
                                                                             launch them on an international career in science.

                                                                             The BHF is keen to encourage scientists from outside
                                                                             traditional cardiovascular biology to engage in
                                                                             cardiovascular research. We are therefore seeking to
                                                                             award one-off grants of up to £300,000 and not more than
                                                                             three years’ duration to groups of scientists who can bring
No deadline   British Heart Foundation   New Horizons Grant                                                                                  x     x                        x
                                                                             novel expertise to cardiovascular research. Examples of
                                                                             such collaborations would include cooperatives between
                                                                             biologists and engineers, physicists, mathematicians etc.
                                                                             A New Horizons Grant could be a prelude to a future
                                                                             Programme Grant

No deadline   British Heart Foundation   Project Grants                      For short-term research projects lasting up to 3 years.         x     x                        x

                                                                             The aim of this funding scheme is to directly develop
No deadline   Cancer Research UK         Discovery Committee Grant                                                                           x     x                        x
                                                                             research for patient benefit.
                                                                             To enable researchers to undertake small research
No deadline   Diabetes UK                Small Grants                                                                                        x     x                        x
                                                                             projects or pilot studies.




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Deadline      Funder   Call                                 Summary of Call                                                 BIO   CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                            Responsive mode funding is very flexible. Projects
                                                            ranging from small travel grants to multi-million pound
                                                            research programmes. You can apply for whatever length
                                                            of funding you require, whether it is a month or six years.
                                                            You can apply for funding for a wide range of activities,
                                                            including research projects, feasibility studies, instrument
No deadline   EPSRC    Responsive Mode Standard Grants                                                                             x     x     x     x      x
                                                            development, equipment, travel and collaboration, and
                                                            long-term funding to develop or maintain critical mass.
                                                            We particularly want to encourage high-risk/high-return
                                                            research proposals relating to new concepts or
                                                            techniques. There are no closing dates so you can apply
                                                            at any time.
                                                            The first grant scheme is to help new academics apply for
                                                            research funding at the start of their careers. Funding is
No deadline   EPSRC    First Grants                         capped at £125,000 (calculated at 100% full economic                   x     x     x     x      x
                                                            costs - with EPSRC contributing at 80% fEC) and a
                                                            maximum duration of 2 years.
                                                            The awards will provide short-term support to pump prime
                                                            new collaborations between researchers from core ICT
No deadline   EPSRC    Discipline Hopping                   fields with other disciplines or user fields, with the aim of    x     x     x     x     x      x
                                                            fostering interactions, bringing a multidisciplinary and
                                                            user-driven focus to their research.
                                                          This programme aims to enable researchers to develop
                                                          new collaborations and study new techniques with
No deadline   EPSRC    Mathematical Sciences Small Grants recognised and established members of the community.                           x     x     x
                                                          The maximum value of grants made under this call is
                                                          £20,000 full economic cost.
                       Support for Symposia and        Funding is primarily to stimulate research rather than
No deadline   EPSRC    Workshops by the EPSRC          training, but limited resources may be earmarked to                                     x     x
                       Mathematical Sciences Programme support student attendance.

                                                            The aim of these networks is to create new
                                                            interdisciplinary research communities and topics by
                                                            developing interaction between the research community
No deadline   EPSRC    Network Grants                                                                                              x     x     x     x      x
                                                            and appropriate science, technology and industrial
                                                            groups. Funding for a maximum of three years is provided
                                                            to cover the operating and support costs of a network.

                                                            These support academic researchers to: visit recognised
                                                            non-UK centres for short periods of time in order to study
                                                            new techniques; travel from the UK to initiate or foster
No deadline   EPSRC    Overseas Travel Grants                                                                                      x     x     x     x      x
                                                            international collaboration. Grants may cover travel and
                                                            subsistence, salary costs of the principal investigator for
                                                            time spent on the grant, and indirect costs.
                                                          The programme aims to stimulate the public's interest in
                                                          contemporary research, including work funded by
                       Partnerships for Public Engagement
No deadline   EPSRC                                       EPSRC. EPSRC offers standard, pilot and urgent grants                    x     x     x     x      x
                       Awards
                                                          under this scheme. Urgent awards which will receive
                                                          funding of up to £10,000.
                                                          Researchers may apply for follow-on support to allow a
                                                          PDRA reaching the end of a project in one discipline to
                       Postdoctoral Mobility Mechanism
No deadline   EPSRC                                       transfer their knowledge and skills to another discipline.         x     x     x     x     x      x
                       Grants
                                                          Up to £75,000 can be sought for the salary of the PDRA,
                                                          and travel and consumables.




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Deadline      Funder   Call                                Summary of Call                                              BIO     CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                           These cover salary costs and travel subsistence for
                                                           scientists and engineers of acknowledged standing, either
No deadline   EPSRC    Visiting Researchers Grants         from within the UK or abroad, to visit the hosting                    x     x     x     x      x
                                                           investigator's organisation. Applications must be
                                                           submitted by the UK host organisation.
                                                           You can get involved by applying to attend a sandpit or
                                                           submitting a topic for a future sandpit. There is an open
                                                           call for participants for each sandpit event and an annual
No deadline   EPSRC    Ideas Factory                                                                                             x     x     x     x      x
                                                           call for IDEAS topics. You can register your interest for
                                                           future calls by contacting ideas@epsrc.ac.uk. Calls are
                                                           also published on the EPSRC website.
                                                           The aim of Platform Grant funding is to provide a baseline
                                                           of flexible support (a platform) that can be used for the
                                                           retention of key staff, feasibility studies, longer-term
                                                           research and International Networking. Applicants are
                                                           required to have an internationally leading reputation and
                                                           a high international profile. They must be able to
No deadline   EPSRC    Platform Grants                     demonstrate that their group has a strong track record in             x     x     x     x      x
                                                           obtaining support from EPSRC and other funding
                                                           sources. They should hold a substantial portfolio (a range
                                                           of grants relating to the research area of the Platform
                                                           Grant) of current EPSRC research grant funding, typically
                                                           over £2 million in value which Platform Grant funding
                                                           would underpin.
                                                           Programme grants, which can be awarded for up to six
                                                           years duration, are a flexible mechanism for providing
                                                           funding to address significant major research challenges.
No deadline   EPSRC    Programme Grants                    Following a number of reviews, it is evident that giving              x     x     x     x      x
                                                           leading researchers the stability of long-term funding
                                                           allows them the flexibility to be creative, innovative and
                                                           able to address some key challenges.
                                                           The UK Economic & Social Research Council and the
                                                           Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft are pleased to
                                                           announce their bilateral agreement to facilitate
                       ESRC - Deutsche                     collaborations between social scientists in the UK and
No deadline   ESRC                                                                                                       x                   x
                       Forschungshmeinschaft               Germany.UK research teams may apply for ESRC small
                                                           grants and standard grants. The two partner proposals
                                                           should as far as possible be submitted at the same time
                                                           and no more than one week apart.
                                                           Awards ranging from £15,000 to £1.5 million, at 100 per
                                                           cent full economic cost, will be made to eligible
No deadline   ESRC     Research Grants                     institutions to allow individuals or research teams to        x       x     x     x     x      x
                                                           undertake small or large research projects in subject
                                                           areas falling within the ESRC remit.

                                                           Proposals may be submitted on any subject within the
                       ESRC-Dutch/German/Austrian
No deadline   ESRC                                         remit of both ESRC and NWO. UK research teams may             x       x     x     x            x
                       Collaborative Projects
                                                           apply for ESRC small grants and standard grants.

                                                           The UK Economic and Social Research Council and the
                                                           Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
No deadline   ESRC     ESRC - FWF bilateral guidance       (Austrian Science Fund - FWF) are pleased to announce         x                   x
                                                           their bilateral agreement to facilitate collaborations
                                                           between social scientists in the UK and Austria.




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Deadline      Funder                   Call                                 Summary of Call                                               BIO    CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                                            Proposals may be submitted in any area of the social
                                                                            sciences within the remit of both agencies. The scheme
No deadline   ESRC                     Small Grants                                                                                                     x     x
                                                                            provides funding for small grants and standard research
                                                                            grants.
              Leukaemia Research                                            Provide funding of up to five years for the support of a
No deadline                            Programme Grants                                                                                    x      x           x            x
              Fund                                                          team to tackle more long-term goals.
                                                                            International Networks. These collaborations enable a
                                                                            principal investigator based in the UK to lead a research
                                                                            project where its successful completion is dependent on
No deadline   Leverhulme Trust         International Networks                                                                              x      x     x     x     x      x
                                                                            the participation of relevant overseas institutions. The
                                                                            value of a network award is normally up to £125,000, and
                                                                            a grant can last for up to three years.
                                                                            These are primarily intended to provide the salary costs of
                                                                            one or more researchers working on a specific and
                                                                            discrete project proposed by the applicant. The great
No deadline   Leverhulme Trust         Research Project Grants                                                                             x      x           x            x
                                                                            majority of awards involve a spend of up to £250,000 over
                                                                            a duration of two to three years.

                                                                            The aim of the scheme is to support a visit for
              London Mathematical                                           collaborative research at the interface of mathematics
No deadline                            Computer Science Small Grants                                                                                    x           x
              Society                                                       and computer science. The maximum sum available is
                                                                            £500.

                                                                            The ultimate aim of the NIHR Health Services Research
                                                                            (HSR) programme is to lead to an increase in service
                                                                            quality and patient safety through better ways of planning
                                                                            and providing health services. The HSR programme will
                                                                            fund both primary research and evidence syntheses,
                                                                            depending on the availability of existing research and the
                                                                            most appropriate way of responding to important
                                                                            knowledge gaps.The types of projects that the HSR
              National Institute for   Health Services Research
No deadline                                                                 programme may fund include:Cultural and organisational                      x                  x
              Health Research          Programme
                                                                            issues around patient safety; Applied methodology
                                                                            research (that falls outside the MRC-NIHR Methodology
                                                                            Research Programme remit) such as development of
                                                                            patient-reported health status measures and specific risk
                                                                            adjustment models for existing databases;
                                                                            Making better use of existing research knowledge through
                                                                            modelling; Knowledge exchange/transfer within
                                                                            organisations; Measurement of quality improvement;
                                                                            The Connect A scheme facilitates and promotes new
                                                                            partnerships between universities and research institutes
                                                                            and public/private sector science users, such as industry,
No deadline   NERC                     Connect A Scheme                     business, commerce or public sector agencies. The              x                  x
                                                                            maximum funding that may be sought is £4,000 for the
                                                                            total directly incurred costs. NERC will pay the
                                                                            appropriate proportion of full economic costs.
                                                                            The scheme funds up to six months' of post-cruise
                                                                            research between IODP special topic grants rounds.
                                       UK IODP Cruise Support
No deadline   NERC                                                          Grants for PDRAs will be for a maximum of £16,500 full         x                  x
                                       Programme
                                                                            economic costs. PGRA grants may be worth up to £8,250
                                                                            FEC.
                                                                            These support a limited number of small-scale, short
                                                                            research activities specifically related to IODP leg
No deadline   NERC                     UK IODP Rapid Response Grants        objectives. Awards may be worth up to £2,750 full              x                  x
                                                                            economic costs.
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Deadline      Funder                  Call                                 Summary of Call                                                  BIO   CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA
                                                                           This support is targeted at workshops and similar events
                                                                           that link Oceans 2025 activities at NERC-funded marine
                                                                           centres with those of the academic community and other
                                                                           stakeholders, including research users in the public,
No deadline   NERC                    Strategic Ocean Funding Initiative                                                                     x                 x
                                                                           private and non-governmental sectors. Support can
                                                                           include accommodation and meals for all UK participants,
                                                                           but should exclude travel costs for Oceans 2025
                                                                           participants.
                                                                           These are usually prompted by unexpected and transient
                                                                           scientific opportunities such as earthquakes, drought,
No deadline   NERC                    Urgency Applications                                                                                   x                 x
                                                                           temporary exposure or short-timescale events in an
                                                                           ecosystem.
                                                                           Consortium grants. These support collaborative research
                                                                           into specific issues that cannot be addressed through
No deadline   NERC                    Consortium Grants                                                                                      x     x     x     x     x      x
                                                                           other funding modes. Grants are worth up to £3.5 million
                                                                           for a period of up to five years.
                                                                           Follow-on fund pathfinder grants. The objective of the
                                                                           scheme is to enable potential future applicants to the
                                                                           follow-on fund to secure small amounts of money quickly
                                                                           to carry out commercial activities. It is anticipated that the
No deadline   NERC                    Follow on Fund Pathfinder Grants                                                                       x     x     x     x     x      x
                                                                           amount sought will be in the region of £7,000-£10,000 full
                                                                           economic costs. In exceptional cases up to £20,000 can
                                                                           be requested. The maximum award duration is six
                                                                           months.
                                                                           Integrated ocean drilling programme: post-cruise support.
                                                                           The scheme funds up to six months' of post-cruise
                                      Integrated Ocean Drilling            research between IODP special topic grants rounds.
No deadline   NERC                                                                                                                           x     x           x            x
                                      Programme: Post Cruise Support       Grants for PDRAs will be for a maximum of £16,500 full
                                                                           economic costs. PGRA grants may be worth up to £8,250
                                                                           FEC.
                                                                           Integrated ocean drilling programme: rapid response
                                      Integrated Ocean Drilling            awards. These support a limited number of small-scale,
No deadline   NERC                    Programme: Rapid Response            short research activities specifically related to IODP leg                          x
                                      Awards                               objectives. Awards may be worth up to £2,750 full
                                                                           economic costs.
                                                                           Oceans 2025/SOFI support for workshops to widen
                                                                           involvement in strategic marine science.
                                                                           This support is targeted at workshops and similar events
                                                                           that link Oceans 2025 activities at NERC-funded marine
                                                                           centres with those of the academic community and other
                                      Oceans 2025/SOFI Support for
No deadline   NERC                                                         stakeholders, including research users in the public,             x     x           x            x
                                      Workshops
                                                                           private and non-governmental sectors. Support can
                                                                           include accommodation and meals for all UK participants,
                                                                           but should exclude travel costs for Oceans 2025
                                                                           participants.

                                                                           Urgency applications. These are usually prompted by
                                                                           unexpected and transient scientific opportunities such as
No deadline   NERC                    Urgency Applications                                                                                   x     x           x            x
                                                                           earthquakes, drought, temporary exposure or short-
                                                                           timescale events in an ecosystem.
                                      FSF Funding(Please speak to your     Funding can be applied for to develop NIHR proposals
No deadline   NNUH                                                                                                                           x     x     x                  x
                                      research manager)                    involving NNUH(£1000 per proposal)
                                                                           Funding can be applied for to develop staff to hold NIHR
                                                                           Grants. Can only be used for development and mentoring
No deadline   Norfolk and Suffolk CLRN FSF Funding                         purposes and not for protocol development. Other funding          x     x     x                  x
                                                                           may also be available from some of the research
                                                                           networks.




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Deadline      Funder                   Call                                Summary of Call                                               BIO    CHE   CMP   ENV   MTHS   PHA

                                                                           This Scheme makes small grants for social science
                                       Social Science Small Grants         research expenses. Awards are normally up to £7,500,
No deadline   Nuffield Foundation                                                                                                         x                  x
                                       Scheme                              although in exceptional circumstances awards may be
                                                                           made of up to a maximum of £12,000.

                                                                           The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine would like to
              Society of Orthopaedic                                       encourage research in the field of musculoskeletal
No deadline                            Grants                                                                                             x
              Medicine                                                     medicine. We have £5000 per annum available to support
                                                                           postgraduate students or researchers
                                                                           These enable companies to obtain knowledge,
                                                                           technology or skills which they consider to be of strategic
              Technology Strategy      Knowledge transfer partnerships     competitive importance, from the further or higher
No deadline                                                                                                                               x      x     x     x            x
              Board                    awards                              education sector or from a research and technology
                                                                           organisation.
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