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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
Leadership Fellows Scheme – Standard and Early Career No fixed deadline
Research Networking Scheme No fixed deadline
BBSRC Responsive Mode – deadlines 27/04/17
New Investigator Scheme 27/04/17
Fellowships See link for types of fell.
EPSRC Standard Research Grants No fixed deadline
First Grant Scheme No fixed deadline
Fellowships No fixed deadline
ESRC Research Grants No fixed deadline
Research Seminars & Strategic networks No date as yet
ESRC Festival of Social Science – BU is a partner and so applications are through us. 05/17 – contact Genna West 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 27/09/17, 17/01/18
Neurosciences & Mental Health  03/10/17, 31/01/18
Career Development Award 20/09/17
Senior Non-Clinical 20/09/17
Senior Clinical No date as yet
Clinical Research Training (pre-Doctoral) 10/01/18
Clinical Research Training (post-Doctoral) 10/01/18
Clinician Scientist No date as yet
Skills Development No date as yet
NERC Standard Research Grants 16/1/18 – NERC has capped BU and so contact RKEO if you’re interested in applying
Large Grants Outline – 14/03/17 Full – 07/11/17 (no date for 2018 yet)
Fellowships See link for types of fell.
British Academy Small Research Grants 1/11/17
  • Outlines – 18/10/17, Full – 03/18
  • 20/09/17
  • 2017 TBC
  • 2017 TBC
Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grants Outlines at any time
Early Career Fellowships 01/03/18 (round opens 1/1/18)
Research Fellowships 09/11/17
Royal Society Research Grants (2017 TBC)
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 29/11/17
Programme Development Grants Stage 1 apps. closing dates 22/11/17, 28/03/18
Public Health Research (PHR) Res-led 21/11/17; commiss. no date
NIHR Fellowships Programme Post-Doc and Doc. dates to be issued Oct.17
European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Fellowships 12/9/18
Research and Innovation Staff Exchange TBC
Future and Emerging Technologies see individual calls for more details See link for specific calls
 Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
Contact Rachel Clarke in RKEOInnovation grants for businesses and research organisations
Health & life sciences – call opens autumn 17; Emerging and enabling technologies – 08/11/17; Infrastructure systems – 13/09/17; Materials and Manufacturing – call opens winter 17.

Various see link

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

Do have a look at the Research Lifecycle on the blog to see how RKEO 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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