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Engineering and Physical Science Research Council
The EPSRC is the main funding body for engineering and physical research sciences. For EPSRC funding opportunities
Economic and Social Research Council
Research Grants. Deadline: Open call. If you have an excellent idea for a research project, the EPSRC have their Research Grants open call. Awards ranging from £350,000 to £1 million (100 per cent full Economic Cost (fEC)) can be made to eligible institutions to enable individuals or research teams to undertake anything from a standard research project through to a large-scale survey and other infrastructure or methodological development.
Biotechnology & Biological Science Research Council
The BBSRC work with industry and academia (and other sectors and research councils) to develop world leading biotechnology and bioscience
NIHR global health policy and systems research commissioned awards
The aim of the call is to support equitable partnerships between LMIC and UK researchers to generate new research knowledge and evidence to tackle priorities for health systems strengthening in ODA eligible countries in areas identified as priorities through the NIHR’s engagement and consultation exercise. Awards of up to £4m for a duration of up to 4 years are available for partnerships/consortia led by two Joint Lead Applicants (one from an LMIC and one from a UK institution) and up to three additional Co-Applicants. Deadline:11 December 2019
Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Open Call for Innovation
The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and security of the UK. Your idea could be a concept, product or service, at various levels of maturity.
Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2019
Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy. Competition closes: Wednesday 8 January 2020 12:00pm
Association of Medical Research Charities
Over 30 years ago a small, diverse group of medical research charities form the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) to unite the sector and provide it with a leading voice. Since then their membership has grown to over 140 charities. In 2018, these charities invested £1.3 billion in medical research.
UK-Israel open collaborative R&D competition 2019
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets in partnership with Israeli companies. Registration closes: Wednesday 19 February 2020 12:00pm
ISCF TFP science and technology into practice: feasibility studies
Apply for between £75,000 and £250,000 to test the feasibility of solutions that can transform food production and help the industry move towards net zero emissions by 2040. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Competition opens: Monday 18 November 2019 Competition closes: Wednesday 26 February 2020 12:00pm
i4i Product Development Awards: round 19
i4i PDA supports innovations at any stage of the translational research and development pathway, including the clinical development of laboratory-validated technologies or interventions. This funding stream is researcher-led and does not specify topics for research. Research proposals must include applicants from two organisation types: an NHS Trust, higher education institution or small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME). Deadline: 11 December 2019
SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 5
UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of £1.2 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products. Competition opens: Monday 30 September 2019 Competition closes: Wednesday 11 December 2019 12:00pm
Win rapid, UX prototyping for your HealthTech idea
Healthtech Digital agency Glow New Media is offering Doctorpreneurs, Innovators or anyone with a concept for improving healthcare with apps, software, screens and tech the chance to turn their concept into an early stage UX prototype.