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.Pre-announcement call, expected 6 April 2020 Joint Call 2020: Equality and Wellbeing across Generations
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
Wellcome TrustThis scheme offers recently qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers, working in some of the best research environments in the world.22 April 2020Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships
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)
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.14 May 2020ESRC Research Methods Development Grants
Leverhulme TrustFor researchers at an early stage of their careers whose work has had international impact and whose future research career is exceptionally promising - to use for any research purpose.18 May 2020Philip Leverhulme Prizes
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
Art and Humanities Research Council 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
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
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
Art and Humanities Research CouncilLeadership Fellows - Early Career ResearchersRollingLeadership Fellows