Major funding sources
EPSRC is the UK Government’s leading funding agency for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences. The downloadable Funding Guide gives details of EPSRC's funding opportunities and research fellowships, including:
- New academics First grant scheme, CASE students for new academics.
- Fellowships Career acceleration fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, leadership fellowships, other fellowships.
- Networking and collaboration Visiting researchers, workshops and schools, networks, postdoctoral mobility.
- Overseas Travel Grants Obtaining funding for travel abroad
- Knowledge transfer Follow-on fund, integrated knowledge centres, knowledge transfer challenge.
- Platform grants Platform grant funding provides a baseline of flexible support (a platform) that can be used for the retention of key staff, feasibility studies, longer-term research and International Networking.
STFC is one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organizations. The Council operates world-class, large-scale research facilities and directs, coordinates and funds research, education and training. Further details on funding opportunities within STFC's Science Programme can be found under the following research areas:
The British Council encourages scientific links and collaborations through a worldwide science network.
Funding opportunities are available to encourage the building of strong and sustainable international partnerships.
The Leverhulme Trust makes awards for the support of research and education, however it does not make awards for equipment or for the provision of research premises.
- Research Project Grants
- Research Fellowships
- International Networks
- Early Career Fellowships
- Emeritus Fellowships
The Nuffield Foundation awards grants for the development of research and professional capacity in science and social science.
Undergraduate Research Bursaries in Science (in support of summer vacation research projects)
The Royal Society
The Royal Society promotes science education, awareness and international interaction through the provision of a range of grants and funding of first class professorial and postdoctoral researchers.
- Research Grants (for equipment in support of projects)
- Paul Instrument Fund Grants (for design and construction of novel instruments for research)
- Royal Society/Wolfson Foundation Lab Refurbishment Grants
- Royal Society/Wolfson Research Merit Awards
- Conference Grants
- University Research Fellowships
- International Joint Projects
The NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme offers grants to scientists within NATO, Partner and Mediterranean Dialogur countries to collaborate on priority research topics, which include NATO priorities and additional Partner country priorities. Grants are also offered to assist the academic community in Partner countries to set up computer networking infrastructure and to optimize their use of electronic communication.
European Science Foundation
An ESF Scientific Programme is a networking activity covering all domains in the research spectrum, bringing together key researchers and research groups, usually for four or five years to address a major scientific issue at the European level. Key objectives include sharing knowledge and expertise, developing new techniques, training young scientists and bringing together nationally funded programmes in a European coordinated activity.
- Grants and calls [ link is: http://www.esf.org/research-areas/physical-and-engineering-sciences/grants-calls-and-applications.html]