Research and Collaborative Activities

European Partners Fund – Now Open

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, for example Horizon Europe. Please refer to the  EUPF 2022 Call Document for further details of this opportunity and complete the  EUPF 2022 Application Form as desired. The deadline for applications is 12pm (noon) Wednesday 1 June 2021. For any further questions please contact Alex Headley.

An interactive map of Imperial’s partnerships with European collaborators, including those supported by the European Partners Fund, can be viewed here.

FoNS Strategy Research Funding (FSRF)

The Faculty of Natural Sciences wish to support industrial collaborations to stimulate new research directions and to enhance our research impact, noting the requirement for REF impact cases. From February 2020 the FoNS Strategy Research Fund has allocated its limited resources to foster new initiatives to engage more effectively with external SME partners. Support is provided via two initiatives: (1) SME Engagement Funding and (2) Travel grants to visit potential industrial partners. These schemes welcome multi-disciplinary projects, but the Faculty will allocate its FSRF to support FoNS researchers only. For any questions related to the FSRF funding, please contact Ester Buchaca-Domingo. More information can be found on the FoNS Strategy Research Fund webpage

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 on the Grantham website, as well as through Grantham’s Affiliates' newsletter.  Please contact Laila Read if you would like more information on any of these opportunities, or Alyssa Gilbert to discuss a specific proposal. More information can be found on the Grantham website


Creating Impact

Research Council supported Impact Acceleration Accounts - Closed to applications

Supporting the development of research towards economic and societal impact. More information can be found on the Research Council supported Impact Acceleration Accounts webpage.

Imperial Confidence in Concept - Closed to applications

Supporting the translation of research into novel therapeutics, devices and diagnostics. More information can be found on the Imperial Confidence in Concept webpage.


Personal Support

Fellowships 

ISSF Springboard Fellowships - Currently closed 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. More information, including closing dates and internal departmental deadlines, can be found on the ISSF webpage. For any further questions please contact Dr Kimberley Trim.

Imperial College Research Fellowships - Currently closed to applications

Imperial's prestigious Imperial College Research Fellowships sustain the brightest and best early career researchers from across the world, providing a level of commitment and support that is rare from a UK university. More information can be found on the Imperial College Research Fellowships webpage

Doctoral Training 

President's PhD Scholarship Scheme - Closed to 2022 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. More information can be found on the President's PhD Scholarship Scheme webpage

EPSRC Doctoral Support

EPSRC DTP

Support for studentships is available via the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership training grant.  More information can be found on the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership webpage.

EPSRC iCASE

Support for studentships is available via the EPSRC Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science and Technology (iCASE) training grant.  More information can be found on the EPSRC iCASE webpage.

EPSRC NPIF

Support for studentships is available via the EPSRC National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) training grant.  More information can be found on the EPSRC NPIF webpage.