Information is provided below outlining the latest calls from some of the UK's leading funders of research.
EPSRC - Research Council Follow-on Fund
The Follow-on Fund helps researchers to bridge the funding gap between traditional research grants and commercial funding by supporting the very early stage of turning research outputs into a commercial proposition.
Closing date: 4pm 26 Feb 2009.
The ESRC invites applications under the seventh round of the Professorial Fellowship Scheme. The scheme is designed to support leading social scientists working in the UK, by providing them with the freedom to pursue their own innovative and creative research agendas.
Closing date: 4pm on 12 February 2009
The Collaborative Scheme for Systematics Research (CoSyst) provides short-term funding for new collaborative research in systematics.
Closing date: 4pm 15 March 2009
The objective of EHFI is to promote wider engagement of researchers at UK universities and academic analogues with the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), in order to strategically contribute to both the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Strategy and the CEH Science Strategy.
Closing date: 4pm 29 Jan 2009
The Small Research Grants in Beyond Text will support projects from less established as well as established senior scholars, and from those wishing to undertake small scale innovative or short projects of up to 18 months. The project can be for between £20,000 and £150,000 fEC.
Closing Date: 4pm 07 May 2009
The MRC invites proposals for high-throughput sequencing hubs with associated technical and bioinformatics support.
Closing Date: 4 pm Tuesday 24 February 2009
STFC - CASE studentships
The Science and Technology Facilities Council supports the CASE studentship scheme which supports research students working for a PhD degree on collaborative research with industry.
Closing Date: 4pm 30 Sep 2009
Royal Society - Theo Murphy Blue Skies awards
The Royal Society Theo Murphy Blue Skies award will further "blue skies" scientific discovery in the fields of science, technology and engineering (excluding mathematics).
Closing Date: 6 February 2009
Technology Strategy Board
High Value Manufacturing: Step changes and value systems
26 Feb 2009
Energy Generation and Supply: Maximising recovery of UK's oil and gas resources
26 Feb 2009
Energy Generation and Supply: Fuel cells and hydrogen technologies
23 Apr 2009
Creative Industries: Accessing and commercialising content in a digitally networked world
23 Apr 2009
Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) - A six year programme of support funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and European Structural Funds aimed at providing a simplified, integrated package of support for knowledge transfer from academia to business.
Current open calls include: