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Open Funding Calls with Deadlines Approaching - RCUK / Major Calls

*Restricted Call Information for Cambridge Researchers: The University of Cambridge runs an internal selection process for calls where the number of applications per institution is limited. Contact the Research Strategy Office or for further details on this process for any specific call. 

06 Sep

Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants.

The Academy of Medical Sciences

The awards provide up to £25,000 to support international networking events aimed at addressing global challenges and promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers in developing countries and researchers in the UK.

Closing date: 06 September 2017.

06 Sep webinar (26 Oct)

Global Public Health: GCRF Partnership Awards Call 2

AHRC/ The MRC

This call is designed to complement previous GCRF foundational awards calls, including the cross-Council calls led by MRC on Global Infections and Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) and by ESRC on Anti-microbial Resistance (AMR). It seeks to add distinctive value to those calls through focusing on the development of inter-disciplinary research capability and innovation which combines expertise in the medical and health sciences with research in the arts and humanities and which strengthens international collaboration and partnerships.

The Research Councils will be holding a joint Webinar on 6 September, between 10-11am. Please email to express your interest.

Deadline: 26 October

08 Sep

UK-Vietnam Partnership for Infectious Disease Research: 2017 workshop

MRC/Newton Fund

This is the second UK MRC -Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Infectious Diseases Partnership initiative, and aims to build on the first call by continuing to provide substantive support for joint Vietnamese-UK working in the area of infectious disease research. To provide researchers from the UK and Vietnam the opportunity to establish new partnerships, there will be a workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam on 10-12 October 2017. This workshop is open to potential applicants to the call and aims to support the development and/or enhancement of UK-Vietnam research partnerships.

The focus of this call is research into infectious diseases of relevance to Vietnam and particularly those impacting the most vulnerable in society , including but not limited to:

HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infection, TB, Malaria, Respiratory Infections, Neglected Tropical Infections, Antimicrobial Resistance (excluding epidemiological and surveillance activities

  • Deadline for EOI to attend workshop: Friday 8 September 2017
  • Call proposal deadline: TBA

Addressing the challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance in India

RCUK/administered by ESRC

The UK Research Councils and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in India are pleased to invite expressions of interest to participate in an Antimicrobial Resistance Sandpit. This sandpit will be a residential interactive workshop over 3.5 days in India in early November 2017 and will lead to collaborative research projects aimed at addressing the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans and animals in India.

Deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest - 16:00 on 11 September 201
Deadline for submission of full proposal - Mid December 2017

14 Sep

Mid-range equipment initiative

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

This supports the purchase of research equipment. The capital equipment budget is £10 million, where applicants can seek capital funding for equipment over £200,000 including VAT, including limited installation and maintenance costs.

Closing date: 14 September 2017

15 Sep

The Joint Global Health Trials Call 8

The scheme is open to the best proposals which address any major health related problem affecting low and middle income countries, particularly those that affect the most vulnerable populations.  Although the breadth of the scheme is deliberately wide, we particularly welcome proposals for research into chronic non-communicable diseases, including mental health, and reproductive, maternal and new born health.

https://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/jght-8/joint-global-health-trials-scheme-call-8/

Closing date: 15 Sept 2017

19 Sep

UK-Thailand Joint Initiative on Infectious Diseases and Non-Communicable Diseases.

The UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)through the Newton Fund. Total £3million split between infectious and non-commicable diseases.

Under the MRC-NSTDA Infectious Diseases call, research proposals must specifically address one or more of the following diseases/disease areas: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), especially multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), Emerging infectious diseases, especially leishmaniasis and influenz, Measle, Vector-borne diseases.

Researchers planning to submit to this scheme are asked to submit a short expression of interest to international@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk by 31 July 2017

Closing Date: 19 September 2017

20 Sep

Research grants – infections and immunity

Medical Research Council

These fund focused research projects that may be short- or long-term in nature related to infections and immunity, as well as method development and continuation of research facilities. Grants are typically worth up to £1 million, covering 80 per cent of full economic costs over a maximum period of five years.

Closing date: 20 Sept 2017

20 Sep

New investigator research grant – infections and immunity

Medical Research Council

This aims to support researchers who are capable of becoming independent principal investigators and who are ready to take the next step towards that goal within the areas of infections and immunity. Grants are tenable for three years.

Closing date: 20 Sep 2017

20 Sep

Partnership grant – infections and immunity

Medical Research Council

This provides core funds to support partnerships between diverse groupings of researchers, and can be used for infrastructure support, platform activities and for bringing together managed consortia or multidisciplinary collaborations. Funding may be available for one to five years.

Closing date: 20 Sept 17

20 Sep

Programme grants – infections and immunity

Medical Research Council

These provide large and long-term renewable funding for projects related to infections and immunity. Grants cover 80 per cent of full economic costs of the research over five years.

Closing date: 20 Sep 2017

26 Sep

MRC-CONFAP Call for Health Systems Research Networks

MRC , Newton Fund

Supports UK-Brazil partnerships working to identify research focused on improving the health system and health care for vulnerable communities in Brazil. The joint funders seek interdisciplinary proposals from a UK-Brazil network including at least two participating Brazilian State Funding Agencies (“FAP”) in Brazil and one UK partner, addressing ; Generate evidence on how to strengthen the health system and improve health outcomes in Brazil; Inform the delivery of evidence-based interventions or structural changes;Provide evidence that is of direct relevance to decision makers and users in the field.

Closing date:  26 Sep 2017

27 Sep

Research grants – population and systems medicine

Medical Research Council

These are suitable for focused research projects that may be short- or long-term in nature. Grants are usually worth up to £1 million on the basis of 80 per cent of full economic costs of the research, for a maximum period of five years.

Closing date: 27 Sep 2017

27 Sep

New investigator research grant – population and systems medicine

Medical Research Council

This supports researchers capable of becoming independent principal investigators and who are ready to take the next step towards that goal within the areas of population and systems medicine. Grants are tenable for three years; however, in exceptional cases applications for longer periods of time may be accepted.

Closing date: 27 Sep 2017

29 Sep (9 NOV)

Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries 

 GCRF Call Restricted Call **

Research Councils UK invites proposals from eligible UK research organisations to establish and lead a number of challenge-led and impact-focused GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs which meet the aims of Official Development Assistance. Between £8M - £20M (full economic cost) will be available for each Hub, provided over a 5 year period starting on 1st December 2018.

  • Intention to submit is due 29 Sept 2017
  • Daedline for outline proposals : 9 Nov 2017.

Please NOTE : Internal Cambridge Meetings being organized by Bhaskar Vira. Please contact the .

On behalf of RCUK, a number of organisations will be hosting a series of UK regional engagement events in September and October 2017. Please visit the call page to register to attend.

04 Oct

Responsive mode research grants

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

These support investigator-led research activities addressing any topic within the council’s remit. Grants may be used for research projects, technology development, equipment or use of existing facilities, new facilities or infrastructure provision, research networks and coordination, and summer schools. Grants support periods of up to five years.

Closing date: 04 Oct 17

04 Oct

New investigator scheme

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

This assists early-career researchers in securing their first major element of research funding. Awards are worth up to £2 million per project over five years.

Closing date: 04 Oct 17

04 Oct

Industrial partnership awards

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

These support academic-led research projects that address any topic within the council’s remit, and where industrial partners contribute in cash funding. Awards are worth up to £2 million per project over five years. Industrial partners must contribute in cash at least 10 per cent full economic cost.

Closing date: 04 Oct 17

04 Oct

BBSRC-State of São Paulo Research Foundation joint research funding

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

This supports applications that cut across national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams. Funding is available for up to five years. The requested costs should not exceed £2 million.

Closing date: 04 Oct 17 

04 Oct

Stand-alone LINK programme

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

This supports pre-competitive research projects that address any topic within the council’s remit, and where industry contributes funding. Successful applicants will receive 80 per cent full economic cost for up to five years. 

Closing date: 04 Oct 17

11 Oct

Standard follow-on funding

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

This supports the translation of fundamental research funded by BBSRC into practical application including commercialisation. Projects should have a total duration of 12 to 18 months, and should cost under £250,000. Grants cover 80 per cent of the full economic costs and are worth up to £200,000 .

Closing date: 11 Oct 17

11 Oct

Super follow-on funding

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

This supports the translation of fundamental research funded by BBSRC into practical application, including commercialisation. Projects should have a total duration of 12 to 24 months and be valued between £250,000 and £2 million. Grants cover 80 per cent of the full economic cost and range from £200,000 to £1.6m.

Closing date: 11 Oct 17

10 Oct

Newton Mobility Grants

Royal Society 

Newton Mobility grants (Brazil, Mexico and South Africa) programme for collaborations between scientists in the UK and overseas partner countries which must result in the training and transferring knowledge as well as skills to help strengthen research capabilities of the overseas partner.

Closing date: 10 October 2017

14 Oct

Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases

National Science Foundation

This supports research on the ecological, evolutionary and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The total budget is USD 13.5 million, which aims to fund nine awards.

Closing date: 14 Oct 17 

20 Oct

New call for global health research to benefit people’s health in low and middle-income countries across the globe and build research capacity from NIHR.

Deadline: 20 October 2017.

26 Oct

Global Public Health: GCRF Partnership Awards Call 2

AHRC/ The MRC

This call is designed to complement previous GCRF foundational awards calls, including the cross-Council calls led by MRC on Global Infections and Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) and by ESRC on Anti-microbial Resistance (AMR). It seeks to add distinctive value to those calls through focusing on the development of inter-disciplinary research capability and innovation which combines expertise in the medical and health sciences with research in the arts and humanities and which strengthens international collaboration and partnerships.

Deadline: 26 October 2017

31 Oct

Restricted Call* ESRC Transformative Research 2017-18 Up to £250k per project for up to 24 months, to stimulate genuinely transformative research at the frontiers of social sciences.

Closing date:  31 Oct 2017.

01 Nov

Industrial Strategy Research Challenge Fund

RCUK

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund was created to provide funding and support to UK businesses and researchers, with six challenges including;

Medicines manufacturing round 1: challenge fund: Opens on 4 September 2017.To develop first-of-a-kind technologies for the manufacture of medicines. The aim is to speed up patient access to new drugs and treatments.

Deadline for applications : 1 November 2017

  • total project costs  from £50,000 to £100,000  for up to one year for feasibility studies or up to £2 million and last up to 3 years for industrial research and experimental development
  • There will be a briefing event on 13 September 2017

Related: Innovate 2017 UK event tickets available 8 to 9 November 2017, taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. By attending, you will have the chance to meet some of the best and brightest innovators from the UK and internationally, network with investors, share ideas and get inspired. We will also be hosting a series of seminars on the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. A discounted rate of £95 for a one day ticket or £125 for 2 days is available until 8 September 2017. After this date, prices will rise to £150 for one day and £199 for both.

9 NOV

Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries 

 GCRF Call Restricted Call **

Research Councils UK invites proposals from eligible UK research organisations to establish and lead a number of challenge-led and impact-focused GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs which meet the aims of Official Development Assistance. Between £8M - £20M (full economic cost) will be available for each Hub, provided over a 5 year period starting on 1st December 2018.

  • Intention to submit is due 29 Sept 2017
  • Deadline for outline proposals: 9 Nov 2017.

Please NOTE : Internal Cambridge Meetings being organized by Bhaskar Vira. Please contact the .

Upcoming ! 

Tackling drug resistance: UK-China funding competition announced

Innovate UK

Next year will see a collaborative competition launched between the UK and China to develop solutions that address the threat of antimicrobial resistance. Innovate UK is to invest up to £10 million in UK businesses, on behalf of the Department of Health. The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) will invest up to 60 million RMB to fund the Chinese partners.

The aim is to support novel projects that neither country would be able to conduct within the same timeframe without the other’s expertise. These should develop new products or services against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Where appropriate, they should include clinical evaluation.

Upcoming : January 2018