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Find research funding opportunities

Find opportunities so you can apply for research funding, including from the University, Europe, internationally and the Research Professional database.

Find research funding opportunities
Find research funding opportunities

Research Professional

Research Professional is the University's database for research funding opportunities. You can search for the latest research funding opportunities and news.

University funding

These are internally funded opportunities to support your research funding:

MRC Proximity to Discovery: industry engagement fund

The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded the University £89,000, through the 2018/19 Proximity to Discovery (P2D) scheme. You can apply to this fund for early engagement and knowledge exchange between industry and academic researchers, in the area of therapeutic innovation. Further information.

GW4 funding

The GW4 Alliance brings together four of the most research-intensive and innovative universities in the UK; the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. Further information.

Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

An EPSRC fund of over £1.4 million from 2017 until 2020, funding projects which relate to an EPSRC grant. Further information.

Demand management

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - Transforming Construction

Up to £8 million is available to support research awards as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, for Transforming Construction. The University can submit a maximum of 2 applications and an internal panel will be reviewing the EoI forms for selection. Further information.

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

NERC has restricted the University's submissions to the Discovery Science grants and New Investigator standard grants, which close July 2018 and January 2019.

See our NERC demand management process for screening applications for submission.

Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowships 2018

The University of Bath can submit three applications to the Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowships 2018.

Submit an Expression of Interest application by 25 July if you want to apply. Further information.

Industrial strategy

The government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for research and innovation brings together the UK's world leading research with business, to meet major industrial and societal challenges. By investing in and supporting UK businesses and researchers, the fund ensures that research and innovation is central to the government's industrial strategy.

For RIS support regarding industrial strategy contact Helen Jones, Head of Research Grant Development (Industrial Strategy). Email:

Fellowship funding

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship 2018

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship 2018 call closes 12 September 2018.

RIS is providing assistance to Bath's host Principal Investigators (PIs) and fellowship applicants, to help develop their proposals.

European funding

See our information and support for researchers applying for European funding opportunities, including our latest podcasts.

This includes the RIS Horizon 2020 support fund, providing financial support for University of Bath researchers to participate in consortium funding for Horizon 2020.

International funding

Internal and external funding sources, supporting international collaborations and projects. Further information.

This includes the Global Challenges Research Fund and international open calls.

Note the University's due diligence process for grants with overseas partners.

Finding collaborators

See our advice on finding collaborators and networks for you research.