University of Bath

International research funding open calls

Find external funding opportunities, for supporting your international collaborations and projects.

Open calls

MRC, ESRC and the South African MRC

Aim: to fund research on adolescent and adult age onset mental disorders.

Funding: up to £3.43m / ZAR 56m over three years (MRC/ESRC available pot is £2M)

Projects: supports both the UK and South African components of 5-10 collaborative research projects

Closing date: 2 May 2018 4:00pm

Further information.

DFID, ESRC MRC and Wellcome Trust

Health Systems Research Initiative call 5 - Foundation Grants

Aims:

  • conduct preliminary studies before a full research grant proposal can be designed (work to evaluate existing interventions or pilot and feasibility work to inform plans for future research)
  • explore possible health system innovations, under researched areas or creative approaches with potential to be developed further

Funding: maximum of £200,000 per project

Duration of grant: maximum 24 months

Closing date for full proposal: 5 June 2018

Research Grants

Aims:

  • generate evidence on how to strengthen and improve health systems for people living in low- and middle-income countries
  • use a health systems approach to inform the delivery of evidence-based interventions or structural changes
  • provide evidence that is of direct relevance to decision makers and practitioners in the field

Funding: £4 million to fund 5-10 projects

Duration: usually 3 years with a maximum of 5 years being considered

Closing date for outline: 30 January 2017

Closing date for full proposal: June 2017

Further information.

Support

Before you apply

See the University's due diligence process for grants with overseas partners. This process is for applying for and managing funding with overseas institutions, to comply with Research Councils' requirements.

Approval requirements

If your application requires approval from a member of VCG (where full costs are not covered and requires a University contribution), contact the International Partnerships team at least two weeks before the deadline.

You will need to prepare a briefing to include:

  • outline of the proposal
  • details of all partners involved and any existing links with them
  • explanation of the cost / resource implications to the University
  • details of the benefits to the University (for example, how it aligns with the Departmental and University strategies for research or internationalisation)

If your application is successful

Notification

If successful inform the International Partnerships and Pre-Award teams as soon as possible.

If your grant agreement requires an authorisation signature from a member of VCG, contact the International Partnerships team at least one week before the deadline.

You will need to prepare a briefing to include:

  • outline of the proposal
  • details of all partners involved and any existing links with them
  • details of who initially approved the application
  • explanation of any cost/resource implications or additional requirements to meet the conditions of the grant