Funding Opportunities

Bringing together the latest opportunities from the main UK research funders

  • 19/108 Public mental health interventions

    The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic.

    12/11/2019   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/138 – Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme – Researcher-led

    The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their researcher-led workstream

    16/04/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 19/164 PHR Injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care themed call

    The Public Health Research Programme (PHR) is accepting stage 1 applications for this themed call on injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care.

    28/07/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 20/06 Reducing health inequalities in coastal towns and communities

    The Public Health Research Programme (PHR) accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for the topic of reducing health inequalities in coastal towns and communities

    28/07/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 20/07 Mobile data for public health

    The Public Health Research Programme (PHR) accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for the topic of mobile data for public health.

    28/07/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • 20/14 Studying mental health and wellbeing in HS2

    In response to the request in the House of Commons Select Committee Second Special Report of the 2017-19 session (para 125-134), HS2 Ltd wish to commission research to assess the potential mental health and wellbeing effects of the HS2 development.

    22/05/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Doctoral Training Fellowship

    Project proposals must aims to further the understanding of the mechanisms of ageing or help to treat disease, disability and frailty relating to ageing or develop and innovate in the care and support of older people.

    31/07/2020   |   British Geriatric SocietyDunhill Medical Trust
  • Exploring Innovation Seminars

    Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time Summary We are supporting the delivery of events to facilitate discussion and improve awareness of knowledge exchange and commercialisation (KEC) of BBSRC-funded research. These events provide an opportunity for research organisations to showcase best practice in KEC and how this leads to economic and societal impact….

      |   BBSRC
  • FAPESP Pump-Priming Awards (FAPPA)

    Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time* *at least 12 weeks before the proposed start of the project Funded through responsive mode This award is run jointly with Brazil’s São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). See the guidance notes for more details. Aim To pump-prime collaborations between scientists in the UK and the São…

      |   BBSRC
  • Follow-on Funding Pathfinder Call

    Call status: Open Application deadline: Apply at any time Our new pathfinder scheme enables potential follow-on funding applicants to secure small amounts of funding to carry out preliminary commercial activities. These activities will help to: Develop a clearer understanding of the commercial potential of the outputs of a research grant Assist with the development of a…

      |   BBSRC
  • Global Health Research Presentation and Training Travel Award Pilot

    Awards of up to £3,500 per individual for NIHR Academy members based in the NIHR GHR Programmes to enable them to travel to another part of the NIHR GHR Programmes (within the UK or a LMIC) or wider NIHR for up to two weeks for a personalised presentation/training/networking experience.  

    24/07/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • HEE / NIHR ICA Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship

    The Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship funds health and social care professionals to undertake a PhD and professional development in parallel, alongside continued clinical practice.

    22/04/2020   |   Heath Education EnglandNational Institute for Health Research
  • HEE/NIHR ICA Clinical Lectureship Round 6

    The Clinical Lectureship supports those in the early stages of their post-doctoral career who wish to establish themselves as independent clinical academic researchers.

    22/04/2020   |   Heath Education EnglandNational Institute for Health Research
  • HEE/NIHR ICA Senior Clinical Lectureship Round 6

    The Senior Clinical Lectureship supports those established as independent clinical researchers but who are not yet recognised as leaders in their field.

    22/04/2020   |   Heath Education EnglandNational Institute for Health Research
  • International Travel Award Scheme (ITAS)

    Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time* *at least six weeks before travel Aim To help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts. Scope Funding is available in collaborative areas such as: First contact type activities that require short term travel support….

      |   BBSRC
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership

    Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) accelerate business innovation by supporting knowledge exchange with academic institutions. KTP operates through an open call which includes the entirety of BBSRC’s remit. As part of a UK-wide programme, these partnerships serve as a mechanism to transfer knowledge and to develop graduate…

      |   BBSRC
  • New Investigator Grants

    New Investigator Grants are specifically aimed at supporting those looking to make the transition to an independent researcher through managing their first major research project.

    31/12/2020   |   Economic and Social Research Council
  • New opportunity to improve health care through collaborative communities

    The Health Foundation has announced a new £2.1m programme for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to improve health care.

    15/05/2020   |   Health Foundation
  • Professional Internships for PhD Students

    Placements in BBSRC Swindon Office. Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time A key component of our Doctoral Training Partnership programme (DTP) is the Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) – a 3-month integrated placement to provide BBSRC-funded DTP PhD students the opportunity to carry out a work placement unrelated to their doctoral research during…

      |   BBSRC
  • Programme Development Grants – Competition 27

    NIHR Programme Development Grants (PDG) are designed to enable a research team to carry out targeted preparatory work to develop a competitive Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) funding application. They can also be used to further develop an existing or ongoing PGfAR-funded programme of research.

    13/05/2020   |   National Institute for Health Research
  • Returners to Research Fellowships

    Call status: Open Application deadline: apply at any time Aimed at Scientists wishing to return to research after a career break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons. Nature of award The Daphne Jackson Trust awards 2-year fellowships on a part-time basis. Fellowships include a tailored training programme designed to enable fellows to update their…

      |   BBSRC
  • Scientific Conference Grants

    Scheme to promote networking, collaborations, communication and dissemination of research results through scientific conferences.

    05/01/2021   |   Alzheimer's Research UK

Dementia Research Funders Forum

The Dementia Research Funders Forum (DRFF) is a meeting of UK charity and public sector funders of dementia research. The purpose of the DRFF is to exchange information and coordinate activity in order to help shape the dementia funding environment at the national level. From time to time the DRFF provides reports to  the Department of Health Programme Board on Dementia, which is responsible for delivering the Government’s Challenge on Dementia to 2020.

Membership of the DRFF comprises representatives from: Alzheimer’s Research UK (Chair), Alzheimer’s Society, AHRC, Department of Health, EPSRC, ESRC, MND Association, MRC, NIHR, Parkinson’s UK, STFC, Stroke Association,  Wellcome Trust.

For further information or for funders who wish to join the group please contact research@alzheimersresearchuk.org