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Finding funding

The following resources provide information on finding current and future funding opportunities.

If you are interested in a particular funding opportunity, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager who will be able to provide advice on funder requirements and assist you in preparing your application.

To allow sufficient time for institutional review, authorisation and submission, please note that completed applications should be shared with your Research Development Manager at least five working days in advance of the funder's closing date. Researchers wishing to apply to the standard research grant schemes offered by NERC and BBSRC should contact RES as soon as possible to discuss the internal process that exists to support prospective applicants to these schemes.

Please note that the University has a policy to not support work funded by the tobacco industry.

Please also note that Research Services has a dedicated area for European research grant funding opportunities (e.g. Horizon 2020)

In this section


  • Current Funding Opportunities

 Current Funding Opportunities list

The Connecting Research blog provides an overview of currently available research funding opportunities. It is regularly updated and contains links to call documents associated with individual schemes:


Calendar of recurring and Projected Funding Opportunities

This section details annual and regularly occurring research funding opportunities. Deadlines will be updated regularly and new calls added as appropriate. It contains links to the relevant call documents and information.


  • Major Funders and Funding Initiatives

This section contains details on all major funders, including the Research Council's and key UK charities, and the funding schemes they offer. You will also find information on major funding initiatives such as Global Challenges Research Fund, Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and Innovate UK.


  • EU Funding

Our EU funding pages provide information on Horizon 2020, the EU's main funding programme and contains useful factsheets and a Call Deadline Calendar.


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