Innovation, Research and Development

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 15th April 2024

Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for preclinical and clinical research. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects that show the potential to delay, slow, stop reverse or prev...

Funding to Improve Participation in the Biosciences (UK) 26th March 2024

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has announced a funding call to increase participation and engagement in the biosciences amongst under-represented or minoritised groups across the UK. Grants in the range of £50,000 to £100,000 will enable research organisations to provide peer support, networking, and related activities that improve equality, diversity, and inclusion for their members. Collaboration and par...

Funding Call for Research into Care Sector Labour Force Shortages (UK) 13th March 2024

UK Research and Innovation, in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council has announced that €900,000 of funding is being made available to help research organisations, technological and innovation institutions, universities, and other higher education institutions conduct research into labour force shortages within the care sector. The call aims to address how new forms of technological development and digitisation have the p...

Funding to Make the Chemical Sciences More Inclusive & Diverse (UK) 5th March 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are now available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding, provided through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund will support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. The grant scheme is open to everyone i...

Funding Campaign to Encourage Participation in Horizon Europe (UK) 7th February 2024

A new government campaign has been launched to encourage UK businesses, academics and researchers to apply for Horizon Europe funding. Horizon is the world’s largest programme of research collaboration in science, innovation and technology, with grants averaging £450,000. The campaign will highlight the benefits of Horizon participation for businesses, particularly smaller firms involved in R&D, which might not have previously considered ap...

£50 Million Fund for Research Collaborations to Tackle Global Challenges (UK) 29th January 2024

The British High Commission Pretoria has announced that up to R1 billion (£50 million) of funding is being made available to support UK-South Africa science and research collaboration, including support of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory. Over the next two years, the International Science Partnership Fund will support UK and South African researchers and innovators to co-design and co-fund multi-disciplinary projects that address prior...

Competition for Research Ideas to Address Real-World Challenges (UK) 25th January 2024

The Open University (OU) has announced the launch of its Open Societal Challenges Programme, Challenge Us! This new initiative seeks innovative research ideas that tackle real-world problems facing people across the UK and worldwide. The programme will be open to OU students and recent graduates, UK charities, and businesses based in Milton Keynes, and will focus on the themes of Tackling Inequalities, Living Well, and Sustainability. Grants o...

Funding Opportunity to Advance the UK’s Transition to Net Zero (UK) 9th January 2024

As part of the effort to advance the UK’s transition to Net Zero, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is making £9.25 million in funding available to support UK research organisations to establish a flagship transdisciplinary research programme in systems approaches. The funding will support up to two five-year research programmes to deliver co-created, cutting edge research into the development and implementation of systems approaches to Net...

Education Endowment Foundation Announces First Funding Round for 2024 (England) 8th January 2024

The Education Endowment Foundation has announced details of their first funding round for 2024. The Foundation funds and evaluate projects taking place in educational settings in England that will raise the attainment and wider outcomes of 2 to 19-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding round will focus on the priority areas of writing and secondary mathematics. The funding will support different types of research that will bene...

£4 Million for Arts, Humanities & Social Science Research Commercialisation (UK) 6th April 2023

£4 million in funding is being made available to support arts, humanities and social science researchers to develop and bring new products, processes, services and experiences to market. The Social science, Humanities and Arts for People and the Economy (SHAPE) Catalyst programme will equip individuals or teams from UK research organisations with the skills they need to explore the commercial application of their research. At least three roun...

£12.5 Million in Funding for Agriculture & Horticulture Automation & Robotics (England) 19th December 2022

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) is making £12.5 million in funding available for agriculture and horticulture automation and robotics to improve farming productivity. In partnership with UK Research and Innovation, Defra will award match-funding of between £500,000 and £1.5 million to businesses, researchers, farmers and growers for collaborative development projects which will boost productivity, reduce labour...

Space Cluster Development Funding Call (UK) 5th September 2022

To help accelerate the development of a thriving, resilient and well-connected space ecosystem across the UK, the UK Space Agency is making funding available to support the development of world-class UK space clusters. Two funding pots are available: pot A will award grants of up to £20,000 to help applicants to scope and develop locally-led High Impact Projects that will catalyse investment and deliver more jobs, skills and capabilities for...

Funding to Help Develop Novel Technical Ideas (UK) 24th February 2021

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available to individuals and small groups or organisations based in the UK who have a novel technical idea which they want to try. Through the “I’ve Got an Idea” Fund, the Prospectory will provide funding to cover the costs of making and/or testing a novel technical idea, that would deliver a social or environmental benefit, and is intriguing, inventive and has an element of fun. The first award ma...