Funding opportunities

Scottish Research Pools provide various opportunities for funding awards for academic and research staff and students within their member Universities to promote and encourage networking, collaboration, and knowledge exchange within and outwith Scotland.

The Research Pools have specific funding opportunities relative to their own area and you can access their funding information on their website.  However, they also encourage cross-disciplinary proposals and welcome interest for events and visitors which are in collaboration with each other, Innovation Centres and Industry Partners. 

SICSA: Various Funding Opportunities

Funding available from: SICSA

Summary: SICSA offers a varied funding programme for research students, early career researchers and established academics within our SICSA institutions.  Our funding programmes creates opportunities for collaborations and knowledge exchange within Scotland and throughout the world.  Recognising the need to respond to current challenges SICSA is welcoming proposals for interdisciplinary collaborations with the wider research pooling community by facilitating remote working and collaboration.

Closing Date: various deadlines

Find out more and apply: www.sicsa.ac.uk/funding

MASTS: Various Funding Opportunities

Funding available from: MASTS

Summary: MASTS offers a varied funding programme for PhD students, early career researchers, and established academics within our MASTS partner institutions.  Our funding programmes create opportunities for research, collaborations, workshops, and knowledge exchange within Scotland and further afield.  

Closing Date: various deadlines

Find out more and apply: www.masts.ac.uk/research/funding

SAGES: Various Funding Opportunities

Funding available from: SAGES

Summary: With all the uncertainties surrounding higher education now and in the coming months (years), we have refreshed SAGES’ funding streams. The refresh tries to recognise the changing ways in which we now undertake research, and for PG students a specific support mechanism to provide some help with ‘lost time’ experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic. The general approach in this refresh has been to increase flexibility, promote remote/online ways of connecting, and discourage air travel (the recovery must be green).

  • COVID 19 Post Graduate Support Scheme (PoGSS) – open now until Jan 2021
  • The SAGES International Conference Support Scheme (ICSS) – open, no deadline
  • International Collaboration Scheme – open now until May 2021
  • Large Proposal Preparation Scheme – open, no deadline
  • Small Grants Scheme (SSGS) – open, closes 22nd July 2021
  • SAGES Training Support Scheme (STSS) – open, no deadline

Closing Date: Various deadlines, as above

Find out more and apply: www.sages.ac.uk/funding

SINAPSE: Various Funding Opportunities

Funding available from: SINAPSE

Summary: SINAPSE offers funding to advance medical imaging research and innovation across clinical and experimental domains at our partner institutions. Seed funding awarded across our network has supported PhD studentships in partnership with external organisations, project grants to enhance intersectoral engagement, and networking activities including multidisciplinary Topic Group events. Our regular funding calls target research training and development opportunities for postgraduate and early career researcher members of SINAPSE, including grants for both international and within-Scotland exchange visits.

Closing Date: Various deadlines

Find out more and apply: www.sinapse.ac.uk/research-resources/funding

Interface: Innovation Voucher Programme

Funding available from: Interface

Summary: The Scottish Funding Council offer a number of funding programmes, which are administered by Interface, to offset the cost for businesses collaborating with Scotland’s universities or further education colleges to support innovation to develop a new product, process or service for the company or to develop the company’s workforce.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Find out more and apply: www.interface-online.org.uk/how-we-can-help/funding

ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme

Funding available from: ETP

Summary: The ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme is open for a further call, in support of the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy. This programme is addressing the strategic demands of industry and government for ‘industry-ready’, post-doctoral researchers to enhance energy industry innovation and knowledge exchange effectiveness. A defining characteristic of the programme is strong industry engagement where companies are co-investors, support project specification and engage with the research directly.

Closing Date: Wednesday 30th September 2020

Find out more and apply: www.etp-scotland.ac.uk/KnowledgeExchange/IndustryDoctorates.aspx

ETP Industry Engagement Fund

Funding available from: ETP

In collaboration with: European Regional Development Fund, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Government & Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Summary: This fund aims to support Scottish SMEs to develop low carbon technology by; providing up to £10k worth of funding; a consultancy service from our team of Business Development Managers; assistance accessing further grant funding from other bodies; access to state-of-the-art knowledge and expertise by collaborating with academics based in our 13 partner universities in Scotland; and access to testing facilities at the Scottish Energy Laboratory.

Closing Date: 31 March 2022

Contact: brian.cross@strath.ac.uk 

Find out more and apply: https://bit.ly/ETPKEN