Upcoming funding opportunities

If you are interested in submitting to any of the upcoming funding opportunities, please contact the SPARK Grant Application Team as early as possible but no later than four weeks before the deadline.

For more information on the SPARK grant application team, please see information here or email


NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC) Research Internships 2022

These internships are designed to support individuals within member organisations to undertake a small research project under the supervision of experienced researchers from one of the ARC universities. Interns must submit their own research idea for consideration, but it must align with their organisation’s priorities, focus on addressing health inequalities, involve patients and the public in co-production of the research, and fit within one of the ARC NWC Themes.

Information about research themes and cross-cutting themes is available at arc-nwc.nihr.ac.uk/

For informal enquiries or application form, please contact George Georgiou or Colette Miller at arcnwc@uclan.ac.uk

Medical Research Council

Developmental pathway funding scheme: Nov 2021

You can apply for funding from this scheme for academically led pre-clinical development and early clinical testing of novel therapeutics, devices and diagnostics, including repurposing of existing therapies.

Closes: 16:00 on 24 November 2021

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Advancing adolescent mental health and wellbeing research

Apply for funding to help improve research in the field of ‘adolescence, mental health and the developing mind’ through.

Closes: 16:00 on 1 December 2021

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NIHR Research Professorships Round 12

The NIHR Research Professorships aim to fund research leaders of the future to promote effective translation of research and to strengthen health, public health and care research leadership at the highest academic levels.

Closes: 13.00 on 01 December 2021

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NIHR 21/545 Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme researcher-led

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their researcher-led workstream.

Closes: 13:00 on 07 December 2021

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NIHR 21/554 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (primary research)

This funding opportunity is eligible for researchers to embed a study within a trial. These studies should evaluate alternative ways of undertaking a trial process.

Closes: 13:00 on 05 January 2022

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Medical Research Council Molecular and cellular programme: Jan 2022 – includes programme, research, partnership and new investigator

Closes: 16:00 on 11 January 2022