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Featured in our Fortnightly Digest, this is a list of internal and external funding opportunities of interest to infectious diseases researchers. 


Royal Society Wolfson Fellowships 2022 (round two)

  • Aim: The programme is to enable UK Universities to strategically recruit and attract outstanding international researchers to the UK’s scientific community. 
  • Two grants: A five-year Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship, and a 12-month sabbatical Visiting Fellowship
  • Deadline: 25 May 2022 (internal), 13 July 2022 (funder)
  • Funder: The Royal Society
  • More details here. Contact for full information.

UKRI: Strategic longer and larger grants (sLoLa): frontier bioscience 2022 to 2023

  • Aim: Apply for funding for adventurous fundamental bioscience research at the frontiers of human knowledge. BBSRC is planning to fund 3-5 projects of over £2M each, up to five years in duration. 
  • Deadline: 14 June 2022 (registration)
  • Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • More details here. This call follows the restricted call procedure, contact for full information
  • Informative webinar: 12 May 2022, 14:00 (register here)


UKRI: Surveillance and diagnostics for antimicrobial resistance

  • Aim: Apply for funding to develop networks to improve diagnostic and surveillance tools for antimicrobial resistance. Your networks must include experts and stakeholders.
  • Deadline:14 June 2022
  • Funder: Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • More details here.

UKRI: Build community research consortia to address health disparities

  • Aim: Apply for funding to build community research consortia to address health disparities.
  • Deadline: 20 June 2022
  • Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • More details here.

UKRI: Expression of interest: Farming Futures R&D Fund: climate-smart farming

  • Aim: UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12.5 million from the Farming Futures R&D Fund, a part of the Farming Innovation Programme.
  • Deadline: 18 May 2022
  • Funder: Innovate UK and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
  • More details here.

UKRI: Farming Innovation Programme: large R&D partnership projects

  • Aim: UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million for large R&D partnership projects.
  • Deadline: 29 June 2022
  • Funder: Innovate UK and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • More details here.

Wellcome: Digital Technology Development Awards (Climate-Sensitive Infectious Disease Modelling)

  • Aim: This one-off call provides funding for software developers from any career stage and discipline to develop digital tools that will improve climate-sensitive infectious disease modelling. Up to £500,000 for research expenses, up to 5 years.
  • Deadline: Shortlisting May 2022
  • More details here.

Wellcome: Heat adaptation: evaluating interventions to help manage the health effects of heat

  • Aim: The award will fund teams led by researchers from low- or middle-income countries (LMIC) to test interventions to manage heat-related health risks in real settings. Between £500,000 and £2 million, up to 5 years. 
  • Deadline: 31 May 2022 (preliminary)
  • More details here.