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International Placement Scheme 2020

Closing Date: 06/02/2020

ECRs, doctoral level research assistants, and AHRC-funded doctoral students can now apply for our flagship International Placement Scheme.

UK-Turkey Creative Industries Research Networking Awards

Closing Date: 27/02/2020

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is pleased to announce a call for Research Networking awards focusing on how the creative industries can have a transformative impact on prosperity, social cohesion and sustainable growth in Turkey. 

Enabling Research in Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging

Closing Date: 17/03/2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) invites proposals for projects to establish academic‑led research that addresses widely understood problems in relation to plastic packaging, whose solutions are unknown today, but which if solved will unlock existing barriers to fundamental systems change and make an important contribution to achieving the objectives of the SSPP Challenge.

Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries

Closing Date: 17/03/2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), invites proposals for international, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects under the Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries call. This programme is funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Medical Humanities Awards 2020

Closing Date: 18/03/2020

The Medical Humanities Awards champion the application of the arts and humanities within interdisciplinary research, and recognise education and social action informed by the arts and humanities, which transform our understanding of health and social care, health, and/or wellbeing in their social, cultural, and political contexts. 

Announcement of Opportunity: Landscape Decisions Fellowships

Closing Date: 26/03/2020

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) invite proposals to this call on the Strategic Priorities Fund programme on 'Landscape Decisions: Towards a new framework for using land assets'. This is a four-year multidisciplinary programme jointly delivered by NERC, the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council on behalf of UKRI.

Where Next? Scoping Future Arts and Humanities Led Research

Closing Date: 02/04/2020

The AHRC is pleased to announce a new call for interdisciplinary scoping studies which will explore and develop ideas for interdisciplinary research areas which could form the basis of future research initiatives.

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.

JPI Urban Migration Call

Closing Date: 02/01/2023

JPI Urban Europe invites transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral communities of researchers and practitioners to create projects that align, synthesise or consolidate already existing knowledge on urban migration across disciplines on national and local levels.

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.