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Global Challenges Research FundThe Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), on behalf of UKRI, is planning to announce a new funding call in early 2020 for Partnership Development awards under the Global Challenges Research Fund's Collective Programme. This call will support the development of equitable partnerships and an interdisciplinary community to explore the intersections between conflict and fragility (SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions & GCRF Conflict portfolio) and wider development challenges (and other SDGs and GCRF portfolios) such as health, environmental resilience, sustainable cities and food systems, as well as cross-cutting development issues such as gender, inequalities, poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods. Approximately 20 awards of varying sizes up to £200,000 (fEC) and between 12-24 months duration will be supported. Call expected to open February 2020 and close May 2020GCRF 'Conflict Intersections' Global Partnership Development Awards
Wellcome TrustThese awards are for groups of researchers who want the time and resources to shape the direction of their future work. The development programmes will lay the foundation for research that takes risks and pushes academic boundaries.3 March 2020Research Development Awards in Humanities, Social Science and Bioethics
UK Research and InnovationFuture Leaders Fellowships is a £900 million fund that is helping to establish the careers of world-class research and innovation leaders across UK business and academia. This call provides seven years of support available on a 4+3 model, with a review in year 4. The resources requested for each fellowship should reflect the needs of the research/innovation project proposed. 13 March 2020UKRI Future Leader Fellowships
Economic and Social Research Council The Economic and Social Research Council invites proposals for methods development grants to support the social science community to address common methodological challenges.19 March 2020Research Methods Development Grants (2020)
Economic and Social Research CouncilThese fellowships are aimed at those in the immediately postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills. Fellowships will provide funding for up to one year full-time, or up to two years part-time to cover the fellow’s salary plus up to £10,000 of additional costs (e.g., travel, conference attendance, training, fieldwork, mentoring time, etc.).23 March 2020ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships
London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Programme (LISS-DTP)These fellowships are aimed at those in the immediately postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills. 23 March 2020LISS-DTP
Medical Research Council (MRC)Proposals are encouraged to be multidisciplinary. The research objectives need to focus on health impact, but inputs and activities need not be limited to the health sector. All applications are expected to include effective, relevant and sustainable research capacity building.7 April 2020Global Health
Medical Research Council (MRC) - Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)The Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research, in partnership with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD), are seeking to generate new knowledge on interventions and their implementation for the prevention of cancer in low and middle income countries (LMIC).

Collectively the MRC and NIHR will invest up to £6 million for this initiative.
30 April 2020Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)
European Research CouncilThe Advanced Grants scheme awards up to €2.5 million for a period of 5 years and can cover up to 100% of the total eligible direct costs of the research with a contribution of 25% toward indirect costs. This grant will support projects carried out by individual researchers who may employ researchers of any nationality as team members.Expected to open in May with a August 2020 deadlineERC Advanced Grants
National Institutes of HealthThe goal of this initiative is to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of the ethics of international biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and enhance the application of research ethics principles in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This program aims to increase the number of LMIC research intensive institutions that can provide advanced education in international research ethics.4 June 2020International Research Ethics Education and Curriculum Development Award
Leverhulme TrurtApplications are encouraged from universities seeking to recruit excellent research leaders of any nationality, currently working outside the UK, in order to fill strategically important positions in this country. The Trust has allocated at least £100 million over five years to fund these grants. Grants are for a period of five years with up to 10 grants being made in the first round of the competition. Each UK university is permitted to make only one bid per round. 19 June 2020Leverhulme International Professorships
Humanitarian Grand ChallengeDetails for round 3 will be posted early 2020Early 2020Creating Hope in Conflict: A humanitarian grand challenge
Economic and Social Research CouncilThe ESRC Research Grants (open call) invites proposals from eligible individuals and research teams for standard research projects, large-scale surveys and other infrastructure projects and for methodological developments. The call offers researchers considerable flexibility to focus on any subject area or topic providing that it falls within ESRC’s remit. Proposals can draw from the wider sciences, but the social sciences must represent more than 50 per cent of the research focus and effort. The call is for applications ranging from £350,000 to £1 million (100 per cent full economic cost (fEC) for a period of up to five years.RollingResearch Grants
Economic and Social Research CouncilNew Investigator Grants form one element of our support for early career researchers and the scheme is specifically aimed at supporting those looking to make the transition to an independent researcher through managing their first major research project. These grants replace our Future Research Leaders scheme. The call is open to high-quality candidates from anywhere in the world who have a maximum of four years’ postdoctoral experience and the support of an eligible UK research organisation. RollingNew Investigator Grants