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Find European and International research funding

Internal and external funding sources, supporting European and International collaborations and projects.

Find international research funding
Find international research funding

Developing European and international funding

We can help you with developing research project ideas for European funding, such as the European Commission, or International funding, such as the National Institutes for Health and National Science Foundation.

We can advise you on developing your collaborations and networks, finding research collaborators and identifying international funding opportunities. More information can be found on our Wiki.

European Commission

The EU and UK have a Trade and Cooperation Agreement outlining the terms of their continued relationship following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. According to the deal, the UK will take part in Horizon Europe, Euratom, ITER, Copernicus, SST programmes, with further details to be announced. The UK will no longer participate in the Erasmus+ scheme for student and staff mobility. More on this can now be found on our Brexit advice for staff involved in research webpage.

See the slides from a January 2021 UKRO webinar on Horizon Europe.

More on research develop support from RIS for the 2021 ERC calls.

Contact the Research Development team in Research and Innovation Services (RIS), if you are interested in applying. Email:

EC: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness Clusters

The Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness Clusters 2021 collaborative call deadlines are estimated for mid-September 2021. There are six clusters as follows:

View the Draft call topics.

EC: Missions

The estimated call deadlines are September 2021 with likely delays for the following EC missions areas:

Horizon 2020 Support Fund

Our Horizon 2020 Support Fund is a fund from RIS to provide financial support to University of Bath researchers who are engaging in the Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme. Both travel and consortium meeting support are available.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) 2021

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships (previously called Individual Fellowships IFs) - opening 18 May 2021; closing 15 September 2021
  • Doctoral Fellowships (previously called Innovative Training Networks – ITNs) - opening 18 May 2021; closing 16 November 2021
  • MSCA and Citizens (previously called Researchers’ night) - 0pening 17 June 2021; closing 07 October 2021
  • Staff Exchanges (previously called Research and Innovation Staff Exchange scheme – RISE) - opening 07 October 2021; closing 09 March 2022
  • Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) - opening 12 October 2021; closing 10 February 2022

Please note, the University is providing a proposal support service for this year’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships (IF) scheme. RIS is providing assistance to Bath's host Principal Investigators (PIs) and fellowship applicants, to help develop their proposals. Further information.

Global Challenges Research Fund

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund allocated to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) from 2016-2021, from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The fund aims to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries.

If you are going to apply see the:

Contact Anne Priest, Research Development Manager in RIS, if you are interested in applying for GCRF funding. Email:

Newton Fund

The Newton Fund aims to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of its 18 collaborating countries.

International Relations Office

The International Relations Office works with and builds partnerships with other international universities and organisations. It also runs the Bath international research funding scheme, which is an internal call inviting applications for developing international partnerships.


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