Funding opportunities

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LSRNW is not currently offering any funding, however, we are happy to assist you with collaborative funding applications – just email us at nrn@cardiff.ac.uk.

This page is a list of current open calls that are for collaborative and translational funding. This page is regularly updated, so bookmark us and check back for the latest developments.


Molecules to landscapes: building interdisciplinary capabilities

Deadline: 24.03.2022

Apply for funding to improve capability across molecular, data, agricultural and environmental sciences. You must be based at an organisation eligible for UKRI funding. Your application should outline innovative activities that:

  • build collaborations that lead to the creation of interdisciplinary research communities
  • has the capacity to impact a challenge with ‘real world’ implications.

Reducing global health non-communicable disease risk for young people

Deadline: 31.05.2022

Apply for global health funding to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases through implementation research. You must:

  • be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UKRI funding
  • work in partnership with co-investigators based in low or middle income countries (LMICs) where the work will take place.

Your research must:

  • take a life course approach
  • focus on people aged 10 to 24 in LMICs.

Up to £5,000,000 is available (subject to quality). We expect to fund several projects.


Wellcome Early-Career Awards

Deadline: 15.02.2022

This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Through innovative projects, they will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, they will be ready to lead their own independent research programme.

Funding: 400K over 5 yrs.


MRC Neurosciences and Mental Health Research: Jan 2022

Deadline: 26.01.2022

Apply for a grant to support new partnerships between diverse groups of researchers in neurosciences and mental health.

You must:

  • be a UK-based researcher employed at an eligible research organisation
  • have at least a postgraduate degree.

The grant will allow you to:

  • establish new, high-value collaborative activities or capabilities
  • add value to high-quality scientific programmes that are already supported by grants from MRC and other funders.

Funding is available for between one and five years.


MRC Molecular and Cellular Medicine Partnership: Jan 2022

Apply for a grant to support new partnerships between diverse groups of researchers in molecular and cellular medicine.

You must:

  • be a UK-based researcher based at an eligible research organisation
  • have at least a postgraduate degree.

The grant will allow you to:

  • establish new, high-value collaborative activities or capabilities
  • add value to high-quality scientific programmes that are already supported by grants from MRC and other funders.

Funding is available for between one and five years.


SMART Cymru

CO-INVESTING IN BUSINESS RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

SMARTCymru supports Welsh businesses to develop, implement and commercialise new products, processes and services.

So far we have supported over 390 Welsh businesses to carry out over 540 projects, creating and building on their capability to innovate.

We can assist your business at every stage of your Innovation Journey, with a phased approach to supporting Research and Development activity;

  • Feasibility‘ – to investigate the viability of your innovative ideas
  • Industrial Research‘ – to undertake practical research to develop proof of concept
  • Experimental Development‘- to show the results of your research in operation
  • Exploitation‘ – to exploit your new product or process successfully

Support is delivered by a team of highly experienced Innovation Specialists who will provide advice on the options available, to make the most of your innovative ideas.  Your Innovation Specialist will guide you through each stage of the application.

To get started you can contact the Business Wales Helpline on 03000 6 03000

Funding for the SMARTCymru project is provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).