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UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19

There is no closing date – proposals can be submitted at any time.

Full information and submmission guidelines: https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/ukri-open-call-for-research-and-innovation-ideas-to-address-covid-19/

Proposals are invited for short term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. UKRI will support excellent proposals of up to 18 months duration which meet at least one of the following:

  • New research or innovation with a clear impact pathway that has the potential (within the period of the award) to deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts.
  • Supports the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential
  • Gathers critical data and resources quickly for future research use

Proposals will be accepted from anyone who is normally eligible to apply for UKRI funding.

1907 Trailblazer award

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2020

Full information and submmission guidelines: https://www.1907-research.org/apply

The 1907 Trailblazer Award was established to encourage high-impact, step-change approaches to research in the brain and mind sciences for mental health. In addition to supporting a specific research project, the Award intends to increase the size of the talent pool of early career investigators researching causes & cures for mental illness. We promote these aims by providing a US$100,000 research gift on an unrestricted basis, a US$20,000 prize to enhance the economic security of the scientist, and travel & expense coverage for attendance at two annual meetings. Each winner will be invited to two annual meetings to present interim findings (year 1) and final findings (year 2), where they can form scientific relationships with other Award winners, our Advisory Board Directors and Research Directors. We aim to build community and provide value to the scientist in excess of the monetary element.

Find out more on our website or follow us on twitter.

Research Prize - Royal College of Psychiatrists

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2020

Full information and submmission guidelines: www.rcpsych.ac.uk/prizes-and-bursaries

The prize is awarded for research undertaken in neuropsychiatry. Submissions should take the form of an original piece of work such as a research project, a comprehensive audit or service evaluation, or meta-analysis.

Prize: £500. Eligible: Specialty trainees (CT1 - CT3 and ST4 - ST6), or consultants in psychiatry (within three years of their first consultant appointment) in the UK.

BA / Leverhulme Small Research Grants 2020-21

Deadline for submissions: 5pm, 3 June 2020

Full information and submmission guidelines: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/ba-leverhulme-small-research-grants

The BA / Leverhulme Small Research Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project.

Awards are open to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom.

Applicant deadline: 3rd June 2020
Results expected: by 31st August 2020
Earliest project start date: 1st September 2020
Latest project start date: 31st March 2021