Creating Impact

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

Imperial Confidence in Concept - Currently closed to applications

Supporting the translation of research into novel therapeutics, devices and diagnostics

Research and Collaborative Activities

Community Jameel Imperial College COVID19 Excellence Fund - Currently closed to applications

 Thanks to a generous donation from the Abdul Jameel Latif Community we have set up the Community Jameel Imperial College COVID-19 Excellence Fund. This funding opportunity is open to all College Faculties. Projects must meet a real need with potential to deliver public health impacts within 18 months  in the UK or overseas (Faculty of Medicine can advise priorities on this point - please email Dr Chrystalla Orphanides). For more information, interested candidates should review the‌  Community Jameel Imperial College COVID19 call guidance (College login required)- a link to the online application form can be found in this document. For any further questions please contact Dr Chrystalla Orphanides.

Imperial COVID19 Research Fund - Currently closed to applications

Thanks to our generous alumni, we have set up the Imperial COVID19 Research Fund. 

This funding opportunity is open to all College Faculties seeking to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people at an individual or societal level. This could include, but is not exclusive to, how the pandemic has affected non-COVID-19 diseases, inequality of COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, or mental health and wellbeing. For more information, interested candidates should review the Imperial COVID19 Research Fund call guidance (College login required)- a link to the online application form can be found in this documentFor any further questions please contact Dr Chrystalla Orphanides.

European Partners FundCLOSED for 2020. 

Due to COVID-19, it is expected that there will be no new calls for this funding opportunity announced in 2020. 

FoNS Strategy Research Funding

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 partnersThese 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

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.

Personal Support

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. 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 - CLOSED for 2020 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.

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.