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Whether you're an academic, scientist, researcher, or entrepreneur - the UK has a vast funding ecosystem with a wide range of opportunities. Here are some examples of where you can find the right funding opportunity for you.

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Small molecule High Throughput Screen using AstraZeneca facilities
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Apply for funding to run a High Throughput Screen (HTS) using AstraZeneca’s compound library and screening robots. Two funding opportunities per year with changing themes. This funding opportunity will have a focus on new targets related to Fibrosis or Extracellular Matrix. 2024-04-24
Smart Shipping Acceleration Fund
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UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million for innovative smart shipping technologies for maritime decarbonisation. This funding is from DfT. 2024-04-23
Pre-announcement: Sustainable Industrial Futures
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Apply for funding to establish a virtual centre of excellence in sustainable industrial futures to advance the UK’s transition to net zero. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding. 2024-04-23
AHRC responsive mode: Curiosity Award: round four
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Flexible awards to fund fundamental research that leads to new research agendas, networking activity and idea generation, which enables the development of further research opportunities and new research agendas. 2024-04-22
UKRI Digital Research Technical Professional Skills NetworkPlus
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Apply for funding for a Digital Research Technical Professional (RTP) Skills NetworkPlus which brings together disciplines, sectors and domains to address cross-cutting challenges related to digital RTP skills and careers. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UKRI funding. 2024-04-22
Support knowledge exchange for European humanities research
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Apply for funding to bring together European humanities-led research projects on the theme of Crisis and setting the theme within the context of values of the humanities, by developing knowledge exchange activities. You can be based at an established research organisation anywhere in the world. 2024-04-19
Delivering training courses for environmental scientists 2024
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Apply for funding to deliver training short courses within the NERC remit, focusing on areas of identifiable training need. Participants of the training do not need to be working on NERC-funded research. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for NERC funding. 2024-04-19
Pre-announcement: EPSRC UK-Japan collaboration in advanced functional materials
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This funding opportunity aims to enable international research collaborations between the UK and Japan in the field of advanced materials. Proposals should exhibit the potential to tackle large scale global research challenges and showcase their potential to support delivery of UN sustainability goals. 2024-04-18
Collaborate with the functional genomics screening laboratory
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Apply to collaborate with the functional genomics screening laboratory on projects using complex human in vitro models for CRISPR screening to better understand model biology. You must be a researcher eligible for MRC funding. Applications from UK based industry parties may also be considered. 2024-04-18
Innovate UK investor partnerships: investor selection April 2024
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Investors can apply to partner with Innovate UK to invest in innovative micro, small and medium-sized enterprises aligned with grant funding. 2024-04-18
Expression of interest: UK Gut-Immunology-Brain Axis Network+: Stage 1, leadership team
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Apply to lead or co-lead an interdisciplinary gut-immunology-brain axis research and innovation network+. You must: be based at a research organisation eligible for BBSRC funding meet individual eligibility requirements Funding of up to £5 million across four years will support one network. 2024-04-17
Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2024 to 2025 round two
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UK registered academic institutions, research and technology organisations (RTOs) or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits. 2024-04-17
Digital Twin Energy Grids
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UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.2 million for collaborative projects that enable digital twins, data interoperability and cyber resilience in the UK energy networks. This funding is from Innovate UK. 2024-04-16
International Green Corridors Fund: UK-Ireland feasibility studies
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UK registered organisations and Irish organisations can apply for a share of up to a combined total of £860,000 (EUR 1 million) for joint research and development projects focused on UK and Irish green shipping corridor routes. 2024-04-16
Automotive Transformation Fund feasibility studies: round five
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UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million. This is for business case feasibility studies to support scale up of the UK’s zero emission automotive supply chain. 2024-04-16
AHRC Cultural heritage research translated into climate change policy
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Apply for DCMS funding to maximise the impact of UK arts and humanities research, and ensure it supports cultural heritage and cultural voices to play an essential role in climate planning for the future. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for AHRC funding. 2024-04-16
AHRC: BRAID Responsible AI Demonstrators
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This funding opportunity is part of AHRC’s Bridging Responsible AI Divides (BRAID) programme. Apply for funding to undertake BRAID Responsible AI demonstrator projects that will seek to address real-world challenges facing sectors, businesses, communities and publics in the responsible development and application of AI technologies. You must submit an expression of interest by 16 May 2024 to be eligible for this funding opportunity. 2024-04-09
Enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in BBSRC-funded networks
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Apply for funding to increase participation of, and engagement with, members of your network who identify as being part of an under-represented or minoritised group. You must be part of an established research network currently in receipt of BBSRC funding. 2024-04-09
FAPESP and UKRI (MRC) artificial intelligence (AI) for health
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This funding opportunity allows UK-based researchers and researchers in the state of São Paulo, Brazil to jointly apply for funding to collaborate in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) for biomedical and health applications that are relevant to Brazil. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for MRC funding. Applications must be submitted directly to FAPESP. 2024-04-08
UK-Taiwan CRD 2024
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UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with Taiwan. You must collaborate with at least one Taiwan business applying under the equivalent DoIT programme. 2024-04-05
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