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:

ESRC-NIHR Launches Dementia Initiative for 2018

Building on the success of the 2012 initiative, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), are seeking proposals to the Dementia Initiative for 2018. The initiative will fund social science research to support innovation in dementia prevention, care provision and service organisation, including the reduction of risk, the development and implementation of interventions, and the delivery of care.

Proposals are invited in the following areas:

  • Prevention based on an understanding of socio-economic and environmental risk or protective factors and how best to effect changes in behaviour in order to lessen the risk of developing dementia, delay onset and slow progression.
  • The development of interventions supported by underpinning social science research to inform cost-effective care models tailored for the population in need so that people affected by dementia have the best possible quality of life.
  • Care delivery looking across care settings, care givers and care providers to deliver the right set of care arrangements in the most appropriate place at the right time.

Grants ranging from £2 million to £5 million (100% fEC) are available for three to five years. ESRC and NIHR will meet up to 80% of the total cost of the project.

Outline applications must be submitted by the deadline of 15 March 2018.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit full proposals in late May 2018, with a deadline for applications in July 2018.

For further information please see the ESRC website

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

BBSRC ‘Discovery Fellowship’ (replaces FLF)

This fellowship is aimed at ECRs with 0-5 years’ PD experience. It provides £300k at 80%fEC.

For further information please visit the BBSRC website