Internal funding opportunities
Research Council supported Impact Acceleration Accounts - Supporting the development of research towards economic and societal impact.
Confidence in Concept (managed by Faculty of Medicine) - Support to fast track more promising research ideas towards clinical testing (open to all Faculties).
Apollo Therapeutics fund (managed by the Apollo-Imperial Management Group) - 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 - Funding is available to support proof of concept projects that aim to further develop the commercial position of an invention or technology.
Research and Collaborative Activities
Excellence Fund for Frontier Research - CLOSED to applications. Supporting 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.
- The Francis Crick Institute (managed by Academic Partnerships, College login required) - OPEN for 2019
- The Crick Attachments programme, for College staff seeking to establish research collaborations at the Crick, is now open for applications until Monday 8 April 2019.
- 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. The next deadline of the rolling call for applications is Monday 11 February 2019.
Strategic Support Fund (managed by Faculty of Medicine) - Supporting novel interdisciplinary biomedical research in the Wellcome Trustremit.
European Partners Fund - CLOSED 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 H2020. Please refer to the European Partners call document (pdf) for further details of this opportunity and complete the European Partners Fund application form (Word).
Global Engagements (PDF) - Support is available for collaborative international activities that enable the cross-border pooling of research capabilities - CLOSED. Results from previous rounds are now available.
FAPESP-Imperial Research Engagement (SPRINT) scheme - CLOSED. Imperial and FAPESP, the research funding agency in the State of São Paulo, have opened the next call for proposals under the FAPESP-Imperial Research Engagement Scheme. Please refer to the FAPESP-Imperial Research Engagement scheme call guidance (PDF) for details on the application process and download the FAPESP-Imperial Research Engagement scheme application form (word) here. Brazilian collaborators will need to respect the FAPESP call details. For queries about the Brazilian context and partners, contact the International Relations Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). For queries about the application process, contact Dr Suzanne Husein
MIT-Imperial Seed Fund – CLOSED The MIT-Imperial College London Seed Fund call for 2018 will have 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 aims 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. Deadline for applications is 17 September 2018 (23.59 Boston, USA time). Further detail can be found here, or by contacting email@example.com
- EPSRC Capital Award Emphasising Support for Early Career Researchers - CLOSED, Wednesday 19 September 2018. 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.
- President's PhD Scholarship Scheme (College login required) - CLOSED for 2018 entry- Information for supervisors, HoDs and Faculties - 2019 entry will open Autumn 2018.
- ISSF Faculty Fellowships - 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. They will be exceptional candidates for external funding, demonstrated by the quality of the applicant, supervisor and project. These fellowships are funded by the Wellcome Institute Strategic Support Fund: they 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 further information please contact Dr Kimberley Trim (firstname.lastname@example.org). OPEN for applications.
- Imperial College Research Fellowships - CLOSED for 2019 entry. Applications for Imperial College Research Fellowships.
- EPSRC Doctoral Prize fellowship - CLOSED. Applications are invited for EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships. Candidates should refer to the EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships Guidance (PDF) for details and download the EPSRC Doctoral Prize fellow application form (Word). Departments should use the Departmental shortlisting form (Word)
- Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet - The NERC DTP, managed by the Grantham Institute, has four fully-funded PhD studentships available. Contact Sophie Smith for more information.
- MRC Centre GIDA Research Fellow - CLOSED 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 Guidance document, potential supervisors and details on how to apply, please visit this page. Any queries please contact: email@example.com.
- MRC Skills Development Fellowships are now OPEN. 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.
- There are two mandatory stages to the application process:
- Expressions of interest (EOI): deadline 4th March 2019
- Full application: deadline 1st April 2019.
Both stages must be submitted via the Imperial College recruitment system, using the guidance and templates provided here for each stage.
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.
Data Science Institute Seed Fund: Machine Learning
The Data Science Institute (DSI) was established in 2014 as the College’s 5th cross-Faculty Institute. The DSI provides a focal point for multidisciplinary data-driven research, supplying technology support for partners, and educating the next generation of data scientists.
This year, the Data Science Institute has established a seed fund to be used for pilot projects in data science. The aim of the fund is to enable DSI Fellows to obtain preliminary results and data which can then be used in applications for further research funding from charities, RCUK or government bodies.
The DSI would like to welcome applications to this opportunity.
Queries related to research field should be directed to Marc Deisenroth firstname.lastname@example.org
Queries regarding funding and application submission should be directed to Alice Ashley-Smith email@example.com