Spring 2024: Funding Opportunities

Spring 2024: Funding Opportunities
There are exciting funding opportunities ahead! Img Source: Unsplash/Surface

As KEVRI users continue to submit their impactful ideas and projects to our platform, we are witnessing a growing demand for research and innovation funding.

To help our community secure extra support for their collaborative projects and ideas, we want to share a list of exciting Spring 2024 funding opportunities.

Good luck for any funding opportunities you apply for!

EPSRC Prosperity Partnerships: Round Six

Pre-announcement: EPSRC Prosperity Partnerships round six
Apply for funding to support ambitious collaborative research programmes.

📅 Deadline: 21 May 2024
🔍 Scope: Prosperity Partnerships projects must be business led, co-created and co-delivered by business and academic partners, and address research areas based on EPSRC’s strategic delivery plan
👥 Applicant: Academic and Business organisations
💰 Funding: Route One- up to £10 million is available for projects (they expect to fund 12 to 15 awards). Route Two- up to £30 million is available for projects (they expect to fund 15 to 20 awards).

The Leverhulme Trust Grant

Research Project Grants | The Leverhulme Trust

📅 Deadline: 21 March 2024
🔍 Scope: For researchers based at universities, institutions of higher education or registered charities with university-equivalent research capacity, to undertake an innovative and original research project
👥 Applicant: Eligible applicants will already be employed by the eligible institution or be an academic who has maintained close links with that institution following retirement.
💰 Funding: The maximum grant value is £500,000

Wellcome Early-Career Awards

Early-Career Awards - Grant funding | Wellcome
The Wellcome Early-Career Awards scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity.

📅 Deadline: 21 May 2024
🔍 Scope: Your research can be in any discipline – including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), experimental medicine, humanities and social science, clinical/allied health sciences, and public health – as long as it has the potential to improve human life, health and wellbeing, and aligns with their funding remit.
👥 Applicant: Early-career researchers
💰 Funding: Your salary and up to £400,000 for research expenses

ODA Challenge-Oriented Research Grants 2024

ODA Challenge-Oriented Research Grants 2024

📅 Deadline: 10 April 2024
🔍 Scope: Develop and/or deepen international research collaborations on internationally focused ODA-eligible research projects on specific global challenges
👥 Applicant: The British Academy is inviting proposals on specific global challenges from researchers based in the UK, Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam and/or Least Developed Countries.
💰 Funding: Awards of 18 months in duration and up to £200,000 (full economic cost) are available

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships: Round 9

Pre-announcement: Future Leaders Fellowships: round 9
Funding to support ambitious research and innovation across UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)’s remit.

📅 Deadline: 18 June 2024
🔍 Scope: Aims to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK
👥 Applicant: This scheme supports early career researchers and innovators with significant potential to become leaders in their field
💰 Funding: This scheme has funded fellowships from £300,000 to over £2 million, and there is no preference for lower or higher cost proposals

AHRC Responsive Mode: Catalyst Award: Round Three

AHRC responsive mode: Catalyst Award: round three
AHRC awards to support researchers without prior experience of leading a significant research project to accelerate their trajectory as independent researchers, to unlock their potential and build leadership and convenor experience.

📅 Deadline: 30 April 2024
🔍 Scope: You must want to unlock your potential and build leadership skills through the delivery of ambitious or complex projects. Practice-based and practice-led research is supported by this scheme.
👥 Applicant: Researchers without prior experience of leading a significant research project to accelerate their trajectory as independent researchers
💰 Funding: The full economic cost (FEC) of your project can be up to £300,000. AHRC will fund 80% of the FEC, funding for projects up to five years in duration

Horizon Europe Funding

Horizon Europe: help for UK applicants
Horizon Europe is an EU research and innovation programme. It has a budget of €95.5 billion and runs until 2027.

📅 Deadline: This programme runs until 2027
🔍 Scope: Horizon Europe is for excellent research in any field, including: health, culture, creativity and inclusive society, civil security for society, digital, industry and space, climate, energy and mobility food, and more.
👥 Audience: For most calls for proposals, you must apply as a team of at least 3 partner organisations from 3 different EU or associated countries
💰 Funding: Horizon Europe is an EU research and innovation programme. It has a budget of €95.5 billion and runs until 2027

British Council International Collaboration Grants

📅 Deadline: 30 April 2024
🔍 Scope: This programme supports the creation of new cultural collaborations between UK artists, arts professionals and organisations and their peers around the world
👥 Applicant: Each project should include at least one UK-based organisation and one organisation based in the countries listed below as part of the partnership.
💰 Funding: Grants range between £25,000 and £75,000

Online Resources

There are plenty of upcoming funding opportunities, but you can also bookmark these online resources for sector updates!

Funding finder
Search current funding opportunities from across UKRI, research councils and Innovate UK.
Innovation Grant Funding: 2024 | LinkedIn
Karen McFadden | Come and learn about the funding opportunities available to companies, who are innovating in the UK.
Access Community Funding Grants For Community Projects - GrantFinder
Explore the latest community funding grants to help disadvantaged communities, alleviate food poverty & more. Find funding here from public & private sources.



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