OrganisationDetailsDeadlineWebsite
UK Research and InnovationCovid related projects - Open callNo deadlineUKRI Open Call - Covid
UKRI GCRF/Newton Fund This agile response programme enables the GCRF and Newton Fund to build on their current portfolios addressing the Sustainable Development Goals in order to help mitigate negative impacts in developing countries of the COVID-19 outbreakNo deadlineUKRI GCRF/Newton Fund Agile Response call to address COVID-19
Art and Humanities Research Council - GCRF 'Conflict Intersections' The 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. 3 June 2020GCRF 'Conflict Intersections' Global Partnership Development Awards
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
Economic and Social Research CouncilProposals for methods development grants to support the social science community to work collaboratively across sectors and disciplines to address common methodological challenges.11 June 2020ESRC Research Methods Development Grants
Leverhulme TrustApplications 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
The British AcademyHumanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges 2020
1 July 2020Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges 2020
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 July 2020Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)
National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)The next call is expected to open on 31 October 2020. The following information is subject to change. These awards support strengthening research capacity in low and middle-income countries and undertaking high-quality research addressing the growing burden of non-communicable diseases. Expected to open 31 October 2020Institutional research capacity strengthening for non-communicable diseases
National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)The Units and Groups offer is unique for NIHR in that it provides funding to support not only delivery of research that will improve health outcomes for people living in LMICs, but also strengthens crucial research capability in resource-poor settings, in particular, training and capacity-building in both academic research and programme support functions. Together these provide a vital and sustainable platform for future research in those countries.18 November 2020NIHR Global Health Research Units
National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)The Units and Groups offer is unique for NIHR in that it provides funding to support not only delivery of research that will improve health outcomes for people living in LMICs, but also strengthens crucial research capability in resource-poor settings, in particular, training and capacity-building in both academic research and programme support functions. Together these provide a vital and sustainable platform for future research in those countries.18 November 2020Global health research groups
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
Art and Humanities Research CouncilLeadership Fellows - Early Career ResearchersRollingLeadership Fellows
Economic and Social Research Council and Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives”This Call 2020 “Equality and Wellbeing across Generations” aims to support policy in reducing inequality in the face of demographic change. The Call seeks proposals for research which will improve our understanding of how demographic change is altering the implicit contract between generations and how policy can ensure that change reduces inequality instead of increasing it.Launch date postponed Joint Call 2020: Equality and Wellbeing across Generations
European CommissionThe European Commission has published the latest work package for the above two named societal challenge which contains a number of calls, the deadlines for which are in the next 6 months to a year. Various deadlinesH2020 Societal Challenge Europe in a changing world Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies