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Current opportunities

Impact of Coronavirus on UKRI-supported research

Important note: For data analysis purposes, we ask that applicants do not include the words ‘Cov-19’, ‘Covid-19’ or ‘Coronavirus’ in the Lay Summary, Technical Summary or Title sections unless the application relates to proposed research in this area.


PATHWAYS TO IMPACT UPDATE

Following the removal of the “Pathways to Impact” attachment and “Impact Summary”, we are now in a period of transition.

Any new Calls closing from March 1st will not have a “Pathways to Impact” attachment or an “Impact Summary”. Any new applications submitted to our Open Calls will also not be accepted if they include a Pathways to Impact attachment or an Impact Summary.

For Open Calls (Research Grants, Research Grants Early Career, Leadership Fellows, Leadership Fellows Early Career, Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement and Research Networking) there will be a period of transition where applications submitted prior to March 1st will have a “Pathways to Impact”. The AHRC’s assessment criteria for impact and our commitment to funding high quality applications with impact has not changed and all applications with and without a “Pathways to Impact” attachment will continue to be assessed using this assessment criteria.

AHRC staff and our Peer Review College have been briefed on this transition period to enable the grant funding process to continue.

Future of UK Treescapes programme – call for proposals

Closing Date: 08/12/2020

Proposals must take an interdisciplinary approach bringing together arts and humanities researchers, environmental scientists, social scientists and, economists to form substantial research collaborations.

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.