Current opportunities

Institutional Links grants – Newton Fund

Newton Institutional Links aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development. This programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for more sustainable, solution-oriented collaborations between academic groups as well as with the private and third sector (e.g. SMEs, NGOs, technology transfer offices and other not-for-profit organisations). Applications can be submitted for collaborations between the UK and Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines and Thailand.


Workshop grants – Researcher Links/Newton Fund

Newton Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in the UK and the country hosting the workshop to attend. These grants are funded under the Newton Fund Opens in a new tab or window., a UK Government initiative funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), together with partner funders from around the world. The Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations. Bilateral workshops can be proposed between the UK and Brazil, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.


Travel Grants – Researcher Links / Newton Fund Thailand

Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher’s career opportunities. Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in one of the partner countries, and those residing in one of the partner countries can apply for funding to come to the UK.


Youth unemployment – territorial trends and regional resilience

The European Spatial Planning Observation Network’s European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation invites tenders for a contract on youth unemployment – territorial trends and regional resilience. The tenderer will provide territorial evidence on youth unemployment trends with a particular focus on the regional resilience to youth unemployment.


Research grants Froebel Trust, GB

The Froebel Trust invites applications for its research grants. These support research projects that address Froebelian priority themes, such as disadvantage and valuing diversity, childhood under stress, and adult engagement with young children. Projects must contribute to deepening understanding of the theoretical underpinning of Frobelian principals and how these principals maybe contribute to high quality early childhood development, care and education; or alternatively provide evidence of how effective practice that follows those principles can be developed and supported for children in care and education settings.


Nuffield & EEF Early years funding

The Nuffield Foundation is calling for proposals on the development and early evaluation of early years interventions that seek to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children. The call is part of a new strategic partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) that will deliver an end-to-end approach to building evidence in early years interventions, from development and early evaluation, through to large randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and scale-up of successful approaches.

DETAILS: Link DEADLINE: 04/09/2017

Further opportunities in education are detailed on Middlesex University’s RKTO funding page: