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UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Coordinator

Closing Date: 19/11/2019

UK Research & Innovation invites proposals to be the Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Coordinator. Up to £150k (at 80% FEC) is available for this initial grant to engage with the full spectrum of interdisciplinary research and stakeholder communities and design a proposal for an Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Hub, with up to £3.3m available at the second stage for the Coordinator to lead the integration Hub.

Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators Programme calls and workshop

Closing Date: 19/11/2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) announced on 30 September 2019 research calls and a workshop for the Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators (GGR-D) Programme. The GGR-D Programme will assess sustainable routes for large-scale greenhouse gas removal (GGR) from the atmosphere.

SPF Landscape Decisions: Towards a new framework for using land assets – Re-issued Follow-on Funding Call

Closing Date: 21/11/2019

UK Research & Innovation are inviting applications to calls funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Landscape Decisions: Towards a new framework for using land assets programme. AHRC is a partner in this cross-disciplinary Programme and is pleased to announce the following re-issued ‘highlight notice’ call:Follow-on Funding Call to Develop the Impact of Past Research on Landscape Decision-making.

UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres

Closing Date: 05/12/2019

UK Research & Innovation invites outline proposals for Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres. Up to £22.5 million (at 80% FEC) is available to support up to five Centres for up to four years from 1 October 2020.

UK Climate Resilience Programme – Two topics – Governing Adaptation and Enhanced Climate Change Risk Assessment Capability

Closing Date: 05/12/2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is inviting proposals to their second funding opportunity through the UK Climate Resilience programme, funded through the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). The programme aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise to deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary research into climate risks and adaptation solutions.

Engaging with Government 2020

Closing Date: 06/01/2020

The Engaging with Government programme is a three day course which will take place in March 2020 and is designed to provide an insight into the policy making process, and help participants develop the skills needed to pursue the policy implications of their research.

GCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Call 2

Closing Date: 09/01/2020

As part of the UKRI GCRF Collective Programme, the AHRC is announcing the second of two calls to support international, interdisciplinary food systems research partnerships. Funding of up to £2million is available to support a number of awards, each up to £200,000 fEC. The duration of these awards can be between 12 and 24 months.

GCRF 'Conflict Intersections' Global Partnership Development Awards: Prevention and Resilience at the Intersections between Conflict, Fragility and Wider Development Challenges and Risks

Closing Date: 01/05/2020

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.

Pre-call announcement: Design Research Fellows

Call Opens: TBC

AHRC will be investing in the appointment of 5 Design Research Fellows, aimed at assessing the value of UK university-led design research to the UK’s industrial strategy.

Leadership Fellows - Early Career Researchers

Open - No Deadline

The AHRC’s Leadership Fellows scheme provides time for research leaders, or potential future research leaders, to undertake focused individual research alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area and beyond.

UKRI-SBE Lead Agency Opportunity

Open - No Deadline

The Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK and the US National Science Foundation have been collaborating in support of research of mutual interest for several years. A Memorandum of Understanding is in place to encourage interdisciplinary research and facilitate the peer-review and joint-funding of USA-UK collaborative research in areas at the intersection of the two agencies’ missions.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Open - No Deadline

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) support UK businesses wishing to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance by accessing the knowledge and expertise available within UK Universities and Colleges. The KTP scheme is operated and managed by the Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board).

Research Grants - Standard Route

Open - No Deadline

​The Research Grants Schemes are intended to support well-defined research projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research. This scheme is not intended to support individual scholarship.

Research Grants - Early Careers

Open - No Deadline

The Research Grants Schemes are intended to support well-defined research projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research. This scheme is not intended to support individual scholarship. The aim of this route is the same as the standard, however, principal investigators must meet the additional eligibility criteria as outlined in our Research Funding Guide.

São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Open - No Deadline

In 2009 Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the Research Council for the State of São Paulo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support proposals that may cut across our national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams.

Research Networking

Open - No Deadline

​The Research Networking Scheme is intended to support forums for the discussion and exchange of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or problem. The intention is to facilitate interactions between researchers and stakeholders through, for example, a short-term series of workshops, seminars, networking activities or other events.