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Funding opportunities

There are a number of internal and external funding opportunities, which aim to faciliate the development of international research collaborations. See more information below. 

Faculty

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF): Researcher visits, training and discipline-hopping call

This scheme is open to all principal investigators (PIs) working on research projects within the Wellcome scientific remit. This fund can support short-term international visits to acquire new techniques and technologies.

Applications must have sign-off by the appropriate Research Domain Director, Head of School, or Head of Division. The maximum award value is £2,500 per application. Funds must be spent by 31st March 2023.

Further details available


 

Internationalisation Strategic Partnerships Development Fund (ISPDF)

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health established the Internationalisation Partnerships Development Fund (IPDF) to support research activities that further the University’s internationalisation agenda. These activities should be focused on establishing partnerships with overseas institutions, with the aim to produce high quality publications and to obtain long term funding.   

Scope and activities 

  • Awards are limited to a maximum of £2,500 for a one-off project/visit for each UoM based researcher up to a maximum award value of £5,000. We expect to fund around 6 proposals under this call.   
  • Proposals may include scoping reviews, pilot studies, travel and other activities that contribute to the formation and/or development of collaborative relationships with international institutions. Eligible costs include travel, subsistence and consumables. This fund does not support conference attendance, staff time or the purchase of equipment. Applicants should obtain permission from their Head of School/Division before submitting their application.  
  • Please note ALL activity must be completed by 31 July 2023 

Eligibility 

Applications are welcomed from academic colleagues representing all disciplines and career stages. Applicants do not need to have a permanent position, but they must have an existing contract at the time of application and for the duration of the activity funded under this scheme. Two or more individuals may work together to submit a joint application.   

Application process

Applicants should complete the attached application form and submit to Annette.Barber@manchester.ac.uk by 30 September 2022.   

Applicants will be notified by 21 October 2022. 

Discussion on the scope and remit of applications is welcomed, and can be discussed directly with Professor Keith Brennan, FBMH Vice Dean for Internationalisation.

University

Manchester-Chinese University of Hong Kong Research Fund

Annual call typically open in September/October

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Manchester-Toronto Research Fund

Annual call typically open in December/January

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Manchester - Tel Aviv Research Fund

Annual call typically open in January/February

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Manchester - KTH/Stockholm Research Fund

Annual call typically open in March/April

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Manchester - -Melbourne - Toronto (MMT) Research Fund

Annual call typically open in April/May

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Manchester-Melbourne Research Fund

Annual call typically open in May/June

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External

The Alliance Hubert Curien Programme (British Council)

Closing Date: 30th September 2022

The Alliance Hubert Curien programme is a joint initiative between the governments of France and the UK, it aims to encourage reciprocal mobility and joint collaboration between early career researchers. Deadline of 30th September

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Leverhulme Trust: Visiting Professorships

Closing date: 10th October 2022

For UK institutions to invite an eminent researcher from overseas to enhance the skills and knowledge of the academic staff and/or students. Applications must be made by a member of academic staff, based in a UK university or other higher education institution, who will be responsible for coordinating the visit.  The host academic’s employing institution must also agree to administer the grant, if awarded, and to provide appropriate facilities for the Visiting Professor.

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2022-23 Harkness Fellowships: Call for Nominations

Closing Date: 1st November 2022

Now is the time to nominate individuals who show significant promise as policy-oriented health care leaders and would benefit from a year in the United States conducting comparative research, honing their leadership skills, and building a robust network for ongoing exchange and collaboration.  

Harkness Fellows are midcareer professionals in government, policy, health services research, clinical practice, health care management, and journalism, among other fields. Applicants must be from one of the nine countries listed above. People belonging to racial or ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the fields of health policy and care delivery are strongly encouraged to apply

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BBSRC international workshops

Closing date:  10th November 2022

Apply for funding to run an international workshop abroad or in the UK. You must hold a current BBSRC research grant that:

  • started before the application deadline
  • has at least six months remaining from the start of this award

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BBSRC Australia partnering award

Closing date:  10th November 2022

Apply for funding to develop partnership links with laboratories in Australia. This is part a wider International Partnering Awards programme. You must hold a current BBSRC research grant that:

  • started before the application deadline
  • has at least six months remaining from the start of this award.

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BBSRC United States partnering award

Closing date:  10th November 2022

Apply for funding to develop partnership links with laboratories in the US. This is part a wider International Partnering Awards programme. You must hold a current BBSRC research grant that:

  • started before the application deadline
  • has at least six months remaining from the start of this award

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BBSRC Taiwan-UK partnering award

Closing date:  10th November 2022

Apply for funding to develop partnership links with laboratories in Taiwan. This is part a wider International Partnering Awards programme. This is a joint opportunity with the National Science and Technology Council, Taiwan. You must hold a current BBSRC research grant that:

  • started before the application deadline
  • has at least six months remaining from the start of this award

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BBSRC New Zealand partnering award

Closing date:  10th November 2022

Apply for funding to develop partnership links with laboratories in New Zealand. This is part of a wider International Partnering Awards programme. You must hold a current BBSRC research grant that:

  • started before the application deadline
  • has at least six months remaining from the start of this award

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BBSRC Canada partnering award

Closing date:  10th November 2022

Apply for funding to develop partnership links with laboratories in Canada. This is part of a wider International Partnering Awards programme. You must hold a current BBSRC research grant that:

  • started before the application deadline
  • has at least six months remaining from the start of this award

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BBSRC Brazil partnering award

Closing date: 10th November 2022

Apply for funding to develop partnership links with laboratories in Brazil. This is part a wider International Partnering Awards programme. You must hold a current BBSRC research grant that:

  • started before the application deadline
  • has at least six months remaining from the start of this award

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BBSRC International Travel Award Scheme (ITAS)

Closing date: rolling call

To help scientists to add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts. Applicants must hold an active BBSRC grant.           

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MRC Pre-announcement: Japan research collaboration in neuroscience, neurodegenerative diseases and dementia

Closing date: TBC

Apply for funding to work with researchers in Japan in the fields of neuroscience, neurodegenerative diseases and dementia. MRC will provide matched funding with the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).

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Academy of Medical Sciences Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)  – Networking Grant

The scheme is currently closed to applications, applications should reopen later in 2022. The aim of the grants are to:

  • Pump prime new interdisciplinary partnerships;
  • Forge new links and generate innovative approaches to addressing global challenges;
  • Establish sustainable partnerships to conduct excellent research with impact;
  • Strengthen research and training capacity and capability in developing countries.

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