OrganisationDetailsDeadlineWebsite
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)COVID-19 related projects - Open callNo deadlineUKRI Open Call - Covid
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)
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 outbreak31 July 2020UKRI GCRF/Newton Fund Agile Response call to address COVID-19
National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research: The focus is on understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) contexts. The call prioritises epidemiology, clinical management, infection control and health system responses.10 August 2020 and 28 September 2020Research proposals addressing COVID-19 in low- and middle income countries (LMICs) - supported by NIHR and UKRI
Medical Research Council (MRC)MRC/AHRC/ESRC Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind: Call for Research ProgrammesOutline application - 15 September 2020 MRC/AHRC/ESRC Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind: Call for Research Programmes
National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)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