Internal funding opportunities
Research Council supported Impact Acceleration Accounts - Open to applications
Supporting the development of research towards economic and societal impact.
BBSRC Flexible Talent Mobility Account - Open to applications
Supporting the mobility of talented early career researchers and industrialists
Research and Collaborative Activities
Excellence Fund for Frontier Research - Open to applications.
The Excellence Fund for Frontier Research aims to support research ideas which are potential breakthrough programs that have the potential to put Imperial in a leadership position, even if the ideas have not yet received outside funding. Further details for this opportunity can be found here. For any futher questions please contact Dr Mark Bambury. Deadline for applications is 17:00 Wednesday 4 December 2019.
Support is available for Imperial academics to initiate and pursue collaborations with European colleagues and ideally to lead to new science and to future applications for external funding. Please refer to the European Partners call document (pdf) for further details of this opportunity and complete the European Partners Application Form (word). For any further questions please contact Miss Emily Roche. Deadline for applications is 12:00 Thursday 21 November 2019.
- Please note, with the establishment of the Imperial-TUM and Imperial-CNRS specific collaboration fund, all applications to support partnerships with TUM or CNRS for activities which fall within the remit of Research England’s I3 (data and its application in science, technology, medicine and business) must be submitted to the Imperial-TUM or Imperial-CNRS Collaboration Fund, rather than being considered in the European Partners Fund scheme
Imperial-Technische Universität München Collaboration Fund - Open to applications .
To support collaborative endeavours, the College has recently been awarded funding from Research England as part of the International Investment Initiative (“I3”). The award provides seed funding to build research capacity under the overarching theme of “Data 4.0 – Leading the fourth industrial revolution with data-driven technologies”. The goal is for these collaborations to support Imperial academics to initiate and pursue collaborations with TUM colleagues and ideally to lead to new science and to future applications for external funding. Please refer to the Imperial-TUM Collaboration Fund Call Guidance (pdf)for further details of this opportunity and complete the Imperial-TUM Collaboration Fund Application Form (word). For any further questions please contact Bernardo Hourmat. Deadline for applications is 12:00 Thursday 21 November 2019.
Imperial-CNRS Collaboration Fund - Open to applications.
To support collaborative endeavours, the College has recently been awarded funding from Research England as part of the International Investment Initiative (“I3”). The award provides seed funding to build research capacity under the overarching theme of “Data 4.0 – Leading the fourth industrial revolution with data-driven technologies”. Bids that seek to develop or link to the activities of CNRS-Imperial "Abraham de Moivre" International Lab in Mathematics are particularly encouraged (e.g broadening activity to include the interplay between mathematical sciences, data and physics, engineering, medicine and life sciences). Please refer to the Imperial-CNRS Collaboration Fund call document (pdf) for further details of this opportunity and complete the Imperial-CNRS Collaboration Fund Application Form (word). For any further questions please contact Bernardo Hourmat. Deadline for applications is 12:00 Thursday 21 November 2019.
Imperial College London-CNRS PhD Joint Programme- Open to applications.
To support collaborative endeavours, the College and CNRS have launched a joint call for proposals between the two institutions in order to develop cooperation in the area of ‘Mathematics, data and their applications across all areas of science’. Funding is available for five research projects, each project should be underpinned by 1 PhD at Imperial and 1 PhD at CNRS. PhD students will be expected to spend time at both the UK and French institutes over the course of the PhD, and a mobility plan should include visits to France & UK for the academic supervisors/ PIs. Please refer to the Call Guidance (pdf) for further details of this opportunity and complete the Application Form (word) . For any further questions please contact Bernardo Hourmat. Deadline for applications is 20 January 2020.
FoNS Strategy Research Funding (available for FoNS researchers only)
The Faculty of Natural Sciences wish to support new multidisciplinary and industrial collaborations to stimulate new research directions and to enhance its research impact. Therefore, the FoNS Strategy Research Fund will be used to allocate resources to foster new interdisciplinary partnerships within College and to engage more effectively with external SME partners. Support is provided via four initiatives; (1) Collaborative Initiatives Kick-start funding, (2) SME Engagement Funding, (3) Networking/workshop activities fundingand (4) Travel grants. More information can be found here. Any queries should be directed to your Strategy Research Manager.
Grantham Affiliates Funding Opportunities
In order to promote new ideas and collaborations in priority areas for engagement and research, the Grantham Institute is periodically offering a number of funding opportunities to Grantham Affiliates. These opportunities will be announced here, as well as through Grantham’s Affiliates' newsletter. Please contact Laila Read (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like more information on any of these opportunities, or Alyssa Gilbert (email@example.com) to discuss a specific proposal.
ISSF Faculty Fellowships - Open to applications.
Faculty Fellowships provide a flexible funding opportunity for non-clinical, early career researchers for a period of up to 18 months. The fellowship is intended for those who have not yet submitted a Fellowship application but are in the process of doing so. Applications are open to researchers across all Faculties provided the proposed area of research is within the remit of Wellcome. ore information, including closing dates and internal departmental deadlines, can be found on the ISSF webpage. For any futher questions please contact Dr Kimberley Trim.
President's PhD Scholarship Scheme - Open to applications.
Imperial College's President's PhD Scholarship Scheme is an exciting opportunity that supports up to 50 outstanding students from anywhere in the world to study for a PhD in any of the College’s Faculties and Business School.
Open Internal Funding Opportunities
Closed Internal Funding Opportunities
Confidence in Concept (managed by Faculty of Medicine) - Closed for 2019.
This call aims to support fast track more promising research ideas towards clinical testing (open to all Faculties). Please see here for infomation on the 2019 call.
Apollo Therapeutics fund (managed by the Apollo-Imperial Management Group) - Closed for 2019.
This fund provides support for Imperial College or associate NHS trust staff who wish to progress early stage therapeutic innovations through discovery and into pre-clinical development.
Imperial College London and Imperial Innovations Joint Fund - Closed for 2019.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) provided the College with funds to support knowledge exchange from Institutions to Business. Funding was available to support proof of concept projects that aim to further develop the commercial position of an invention or technology.
Research and Collaborative Activities
The Francis Crick Institute (managed by Academic Partnerships) - Closed for 2019.
- The Crick Attachments programme, is for College staff seeking to establish research collaborations at the Crick.
- The Networking Fund encourages joint working and will support researchers to network and develop new collaborations across disciplinary boundaries, with up to £3k available per project.
Strategic Support Fund (managed by Faculty of Medicine) - Closed for 2019.
This fund aims to Support novel interdisciplinary biomedical research in the Wellcome Trust remit.
Global Engagements - Closed for 2019.
Support is available for collaborative international activities that enable the cross-border pooling of research capabilities .The Results from previous rounds are available. The application information and guidelines from the previous Global Engagements are available.
FAPESP-Imperial Seed Fund (SPRINT) scheme - CLOSED for 2019.
Imperial and FAPESP, the research funding agency in the State of São Paulo, have opened the next call for proposals under the FAPESP-Imperial joint seed fund. Joint projects between Imperial researchers and researchers in the State of São Paulo in Brazil will be funded with up to £24,000 over two years, application information and guidelines from the previous call can be found here. For queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
MIT-Africa - Imperial Seed Fund - CLOSED for 2019.
The MIT-Africa - Imperial College London Seed Fund call for 2019 had a regional focus on Africa, and will promote early-stage collaboration between faculty and researchers at MIT, Imperial College London and institutions in Africa. The Fund aimed to help kick-start early-stage, risky and ‘blue skies’ research ideas that might not otherwise be pursued. The Fund will support early-stage collaboration among academics, researchers and students by facilitating exchange between participating research groups through provision of grants to cover travel, workshops, meetings, hackathons, networks and other activities to explore research directions. Further detail on the 2019 call can be found here. For queries please contact email@example.com
EPSRC Capital Award Emphasising Support for Early Career Researchers - CLOSED for 2019.
The College launched an internal competition to allocate this institutional grant. Funding was available to provide capital equipment to support high quality and ambitious research. Applicants had to be early career academics who are lecturers at the time of application. Candidates are invited to apply for between £25k and £100k per application. Costs for operating and maintaining equipment are not eligible, therefore the support of the Head of Department was essential. Results from previous rounds are now available.
Imperial College Research Fellowships - CLOSED for 2019.
The Imperial College Research Fellowship scheme provides 4 years of dedicated support to early career researchers from across the world as they transition towards research independence. The fellowship offers a competitive salary, as well as research and travel expenses of up to £45,000, and a bespoke package of focussed careers support, training courses, and development opportunities from the College's Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre. For more information, including the eligibility requirements, application process and contact details, please visit this page
EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships (pdf) - CLOSED for 2019.
The EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship scheme is intended to help universities attract and retain the very best newly qualified PhDs that received EPSRC studentship funding and help them to launch a career in research. All fellowships must be within EPSRC remit. If useful, please see the previous guidance document and application form EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships (pdf) EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships Application Form. Departments should use the Departmental Shortlisting form.
MRC Centre GIDA Research Fellow- CLOSED for 2019.
MRC GIDA Fellowships are personal 3-year capacity building training awards for talented early and mid-career researchers to support key transition points in their careers, providing effective career development opportunities to transition to independence. These fellowships offer unique and prestigious research and career development opportunities in the context of a world leading centre of excellence. For more information, including the previous round`s guidance document, potential supervisors and application details, please visit this page. Any queries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MRC Skills Development Fellowships- CLOSED for 2019.
These fellowships are personal three-year capacity building training awards for talented researchers to support key transition points in their careers. They are suitable for very early career researchers to explore, consolidate and further develop their skills in a priority area in which they are already active or in which they are seeking training. They are also suitable for researchers at different career stages who wish to transform their career by developing new skills in a priority area. Applicants must have a PhD in a related field of study conferred by the start date of the Fellowship. There is no restriction on career stage for applicants but the salary range is fixed and so applicants should ensure this meets their experience and expectations.
MRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships - CLOSED for 2019.
Applications are targeted at MRC-funded PhD students who have submitted in the last 12 months. For the previous call, three fellowship posts were available, projects had been identified, and candidates needed to select one from the project list provided. Further details are available in the attached guidance and projects list document below and also available here. For further detail please contact Nousheen Tariq