Other funding opportunities

Tackling AMR – A Cross Council Initiative: Theme 3 pre-call announcement

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has put out a pre-call for applications focused on Theme 3 of the AMR Cross-Council Initiative: Understanding Real World Interactions.

The call, focusing on AMR in the built and indoor environment will be launched in November 2016. The call is expected to be for full proposals for pump-priming awards of up to £250,000 and up to 36 months duration. The deadline is expected to be at the end of February 2017.

Call opens: November 2016

Related Networking and launch event: 30th November 2016

Deadline: Anticipated February 2016


Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award Scheme

The Wellcome Trust has launched a new Collaborative Award scheme, supporting groups of researchers who are pursuing scientific problems.

Collaborative Awards provide flexible support to groups of independent researchers with outstanding track records. Proposals must address important scientific problems that can only be achieved through a collaborative team effort.  Applications which propose to carry out interdisciplinary research across Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Innovations are encouraged. Awards will normally be for up to five years and will not normally exceed £4 million.

Applications are considered three times a year. Future deadlines:

Preliminary application closing date: 22 August 2016

Full application closing date: 11 November 2016


Fellowships from The Daphne Jackson Trust

The Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowships aim to return scientists, engineers and technologists to their careers after a break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons. Fellowships are normally undertaken on a part-time basis in a university or research establishment in the UK. They are flexible and include a tailored training programme to update the skills and knowledge of the fellow, allowing them to return at the appropriate level to their career.

Applicants must be permanent UK residents, with a good first degree in a STEM discipline and at least three years in research or a PhD qualification prior to the career break. Fellowships last for two years and cover salary, bench fees and consumables. Additionally, there is an extraordinary expense allowance of £1,500 per annum available which may be used for courses, travel to conferences and for personal computer equipment.

Closing date: No deadline


EPSRC Fellowships (Postgraduate, Early Career and Established Career)

EPSRC have announced a faster, more streamlined and flexible approach to fellowships at postgraduate, early career and established career levels - a core strand of their “Developing Leaders” strategy. Fellowship applications are invited only in specific research areas that are linked to EPSRC’s strategic priorities.

Deadline: No closing dates but different themes have different advised submission.