Research Councils

Research Councils

There are a wide range of Research Councils whom provide research funding; current opportunities can be found below and if you would like support with an application please contact us:

UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) – First call for proposals:  Consortium and Network Awards

An alliance of research funders have agreed to commit £50m to support research into the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The vision is to generate new insights into actionable, sustainable and cost-effective ways of preventing NCDs that will improve population health and reduce health inequalities in the UK. The research should address the ‘upstream’ determinants of NCDs and be co-produced with users (e.g. policy makers, practitioners, health providers, the third sector, the public etc.). The ‘upstream’ determinants include, but are not limited to, the built and natural environment; employment, education, welfare, transport, health and social care, and communication systems; and the policies of local and central government and of commercial enterprises.

The UKPRP initiative will initially support two types of award, Consortium and Network. An overview and comparison of the two awards is presented below to illustrate their different features. Subsequent sections provide additional detail about each award. This call invites researchers to submit outline proposals for either Consortium or Network awards. The MRC will administer all calls for proposals on behalf of the UKPRP.

For more information see the MRC website

Deadline for applications: 18 January 2018 at 16:00

Cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call (ESRC led)

The research councils are pleased to announce the cross-disciplinary mental health network plus call.

The aim of the call is to encourage the creation of multi-disciplinary networks that cross the remit boundaries of the research councils. These networks will address important mental health research questions that require an innovative, cross-disciplinary approach to accelerate progress; to build cross-disciplinary research capacity in the field; and to strengthen the UK mental health research base.

Deadline for applications 16:00 on 22 March 2018.

For further information please see the ESRC website