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5. Funding Alerts and Sources of Research Funding


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A selection of research councils and services providing research funding and funding alerts:

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
    The AHRC offers postgraduate and research funding opportunities which include opportunities in knowledge exchange, partnerships and international research.

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
    Bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public.

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
    The UK's leading research funding and training agency addressing economic and social concerns. ESRC aims to provide high-quality research on issues of importance to business, the public sector and government.

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
    EPSRC funds research and postgraduate training in engineering and the physical sciences at universities and other organisations throughout the UK.

  • Medical Research Council (MRC)
    The Medical Research Council is a publicly funded organisation dedicated to improving human health.

  • Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA)
    MHRA is an international organisation and registered charity which promotes and supports research in the field of Modern Humanities. One of the ways it supports research in this area is by providing a number of funding opportunities.

  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
    NERC is the UK's main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences.

  • NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme
    The HTA programme produces independent research into the effectiveness of different healthcare treatments and tests for those who use, manage and provide care in the NHS.

  • Research Professional
    A searchable online platform providing access to news about research funding and a range of funding services.

  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
    The STFC is a UK government body that carries out civil research in science and engineering, and funds UK research in areas including particle physics, nuclear physics, space science and astronomy

  • Wellcome Trust
    The Wellcome Trust supports research in biomedical science and the medical humanities with the aim of improving human and animal health. The Trust offers a wide variety of funding schemes, including investigator awards, fellowships and strategic awards, and also supports several major initiatives.