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Standard Calls for major funders

Given below is a snapshot of the most common rolling calls for major funder’s and where known, deadlines for closing dates:

Funder Call Closing Date
AHRC Research Grants – Standard and Early Career No fixed deadline
Research, Development and Engagement Fellowships – The scheme has two routes:

No fixed deadline
Research Networking Scheme No fixed deadline
BBSRC Responsive Mode – deadlines 29/9/21
New Investigator Scheme 29/9/21
Fellowships See link for types of fell.
EPSRC Standard Research Grants No fixed deadline
New Investigator Award No fixed deadline
Fellowships No fixed deadline
ESRC Research Grants No fixed deadline
New Investigator Grants No fixed deadline
ESRC Festival of Social Science – BU is a partner and so applications are through us. 2021 call closes 11th June – contact publicengagement@bournemouth.ac.uk for more details.
Listed to the right are those Boards and Fellowships that are relevant to BU research. See the individual links for further opportunities.
Research Boards:
Population & Systems Medicine 22/09/21
Neurosciences & Mental Health  29/9/21
Career Development Award 15/09/21
Senior Non-Clinical 15/9/21
Senior Clinical TBC
Clinical Research Training (pre-Doctoral) 1/9/21
Clinical Research Training (post-Doctoral) 1/9/21
Clinician Scientist 1/9/21
NERC Standard Research Grants 9/6/21 – NERC has capped BU and so contact RDS if you’re interested in applying
Large Grants Outline – 9/03/21 Full – 09/11/21
Fellowships See link for types of fell.
British Academy Small Research Grants 02/06/21 – next date to be confirmed
  • Outlines – TBC, Full – TBC
  • 2021 TBC
  • 2021 TBC
  • Not currently open for applications
  • 2021 TBC
Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grants Outlines at any time
Early Career Fellowships 2022 TBC
Research Fellowships 2022 TBC
Royal Society Research Grants 6/7/21
Newton Fund Various – see link
Wellcome Trust
Listed to the right are their funding areas with links to different schemes and calls
Biomedical Science See links for calls to: Investigator awards, fellowships, collaborative awards, etc.
Humanities and Social Science
Population Health
All calls
Public Engagement
NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) 3 comps, with stage 1 apps. closing date: 28/7/21
Programme Development Grants Stage 1 apps. closing dates 13/01/22
Public Health Research (PHR) See link for calls under this strand
NIHR Fellowships Programme See fellowship calls for dates
European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Fellowships Expected Sep.21
Horizon Europe Multiple calls
COST 29/10/21
 Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
Contact Rachel Clarke in RDS Innovation grants for businesses and research organisations
30/06/21, 29/9/21, 01/12/21, 02/02/22

Various see link

If you intend to apply to any of the above calls then please contact the RDS Funding Development Team in the first instance.

Do have a look at the Research Lifecycle on the blog to see how RDS can support you with your research plans. You can also see what training and development opportunities are available to support you when applying for funding – visit the RKE Development Framework to find out more.dev_framework


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