Funding Opportunities

This page is not intended to be an all encompassing resource for available funding, but will feature those opportunities that are of particular relevance to our Partners.

Closing March 2018

Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowships*

Royal Society Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral fellowship programme*

Newton international fellowships*


Closing February 2018

EMBO Long-Term Fellowships*


Closing January 2018


Closing December 2017

Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

Wellcome Trust Career Re-entry Fellowship

Closing November 2017

AXA Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

Closing October 2017

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship

Wellcome Trust Career Re-entry Fellowship

Cancer Research UK Cancer Prevention Fellowship

NERC Independent Research Fellowship*

Sêr Cymru II: Early Career Fellowships and ‘Rising Star’ scheme*

Cancer Research Wales Early Career Development Fellowship

Closing September 2017

Royal Society University Research Fellowship

MRC Career Development Award

Closing August 2017

Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Science

Closing July 2017

Alzheimers Research UK Senior Research Fellowship

Alzheimers Research UK Research Fellowship

Alzheimers Research UK Travelling Research Fellowship

Closing June 2017

Arthritis Research UK Career development fellowships

Alzheimers Society Junior Fellowship*

Arthritis Research UK Foundation fellowships*

Closing Date for entries:     Round 1 Monday 5th December 2016

                                                    Round 2 Monday 6th March 2017
Award announcements:      Round 1 Wednesday 1st March 2017

                                                    Round 2 Wednesday 31st May 2017

SMARTExpertise offers financial support to innovative collaboration projects that require a range of expertise to solve industry problems.

The aim of the call is to support collaborative projects, between industry and Welsh research organisations, which address strategic industrial technical challenge/s with a clear focus on commercialisation and exploitation of new products, processes or services and growth in capacity and capability in key areas of Smart Specialisation.

There are no restrictions on size or location of industrial partners, however, the project must demonstration it is an effective collaboration and will deliver positive Welsh economic impacts.

Funding will support 100% of the research organisations eligible project costs which shall equate to a maximum of 50% of the total eligible project costs. The industrial partners shall provide the remaining balance of the total eligible projects costs. The funding will be awarded to the research organisation.

Duration of projects: up to 36 months

Contract research and provision of research services are not eligible.

Efficiency through technology fund

Closing Date for applications:     30th November 2016

We invite all Welsh Health Boards, Trusts, hosted services and local authority delivered health and care services to apply.

Following the success of our 2015-18 tranche of funding, we are happy to announce an open call for further funding available for 2017-20.

The fund supports projects which use innovative technology to improve the efficiency of healthcare services.

We select and prioritise projects  against weighted criteria.

The fund supports two types of project:

  • Rapid Evaluation Projects  – to test the real world impact of new products and services on efficiency and effectiveness. These projects must complete within nine months, with a funding requirement of £50k to £200k
  • Scale-up Projects – to accelerate the adoption of products and services which demonstrate significant improvements in efficiency and effectiveness, to national or regional level. These projects can run for up to three years with a minimum funding requirement of £200k.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2016.

View some examples of current projects.

For further information please contact the Fund mailbox: