Funding Opportunities

Funding Agency Funding Description Week of Opening/Deadline Web Links
Wellcome Discovery Awards The average size of a Discovery Award is £3.5 million, although we have supported awards from £700,000 to £8 million. Applications above £5 million will be subject to additional due diligence. This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.

Awards can be up to 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines, and may be longer if held on a part-time basis. The average duration of a Discovery Award is 7 years, although we have supported awards from 3 to 8 years.

Strategic programme: Discovery Research; Climate and Health; Infectious Disease; Mental Health

Three times a year – Upcoming deadlines in April and July 2024
Climate Impacts Awards: Unlocking urgent climate action by making the health effects of climate change visible


Up to £2.5 million The aim of this scheme is to make the impacts of climate change on physical and mental health visible to drive urgent climate policy action at scale. We will fund transdisciplinary teams to deliver short-term, high-impact projects that maximise policy outcomes by combining evidence generation, policy analysis, engaged research approaches and communication strategies. Application deadline: 30 April 2024


Bioimaging Technology Development Awards


Foundation phase: up to £500k; Scale-up phase: you should ask for the resources you need for your programme – see the ‘What we offer’ section on this page. You will need to justify this in your application. We’re funding the development of new advanced bioimaging tools and technologies. Researchers who use bioimaging and technology developers will work together to create the bioimaging resources we need to answer ambitious research questions.



Application deadline: 30 April 2024


Wildlife Acoustics: Wildlife Acoustics is proud to offer a grant program to support the advancement  of  wildlife research, habitat monitoring, and environmental conservation. Our quarterly grant program provides scientists with bioacoustics research tools to further their study of bats, birds, amphibians, and other vocal wildlife. Funding information: USD 1,000 to USD 10,000



NEW! Kaleidoscope-Pro Only Grant Option

We are happy to announce a new addition to our grant program! In response to overwhelming demand, we have established a “Kaleidoscope Pro-only” grant option for our esteemed applicants. We value your commitment to making a positive impact and understand that time is of the essence, so we have streamlined these applications to get you back in the field (or lab!) quicker. Here are some highlights:

  • Streamlined application for those wanting Kaleidoscope Pro only
  • Unlimited Kaleidoscope Pro licenses for eligible applicants
  • One-year, annual memberships awarded quarterly
  • Applicants may reapply

May 15, 2024

August 15, 2024

November 15, 2024


Gender-Responsive Climate Finance Window Feasibility study:

Grants range between USD 40,000 to USD 190,000.


Grants range between USD 190,000 to USD 500,000.

The Gender-Responsive Climate Finance Window is now accepting Concept Notes for its Fall Round (Cycle 5) until August 30, 2024. Interested applicants can apply here. Convergence will review all concept note submissions and will invite select applicants to submit a full proposal for funding consideration.


Scope of the Window

The Gender-Responsive Climate Finance Window, made possible with support from the Government of Canada, will award early-stage grant funding for the design and launch of innovative blended finance vehicles focused on the intersection of climate change and gender equality in emerging markets globally.

There has been a growing awareness of the climate-gender nexus over the past decade, but the field remains nascent. This Window aims to build the field by supporting a pipeline of climate-gender blended finance vehicles to reach bankability. Blended finance vehicles supported by the Window will be anchored by three key objectives:

The mobilization of private sector capital at scale to finance gender-responsive climate change mitigation and/or adaptation in emerging markets;


The integration of gender equality into the design, implementation, and operations of vehicles, rather than as a “bolt-on feature” or “nice-to-have”;


Strong alignment with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 13 (Climate Action), and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) at the minimum.

Fall Round (Cycle 5): August 30, 2024


International Mathematical Union (IMU) The funds support travel and accommodation costs of invited speakers and only conference organizers may apply for the grant. Applicants may apply for up to 4000 EUR. There are four assessment deadlines per year. The Conference Support Program from the International Mathematical Union (IMU)’s Commission for Developing Countries (CDU) support mathematical science-based conferences and research schools organized in developing countries Application closes on January 15, 2025.


European Research Council (ERC): ERC Proof of Concept Grant (Europe)


The program provides 150,000 EUR for 18 months (including indirect costs). The Proof of Concept Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) supports existing ERC grant holders who have generated new ideas from their current ERC-funded research programs. Proof of Concept Grants aim at maximising the value of the excellent research that the ERC funds, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects. The Host Institution must either be established in an EU Member State or Associated Country. The program provides 150,000 EUR for 18 months (including indirect costs). Applications close March 14, 2024.


Innovation Fund (developing countries) Grant type: 

The Global Innovation Fund supports innovations that have the potential to address important development problems more effectively than existing approaches. Applications are accepted from any sector in any developing country. Any type of organisation may apply. This includes social enterprises, for-profit companies, non-profit organisations, government agencies, international organisations, and research institutions in any country.

Current location: Developing nations

Activity location: Developing nations

Recipient citizenship: Global

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to submit at any time.


Fogarty International Center: Infrastructure Development Training Programs for Critical HIV Research at Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions The Award provides up to 94,000 USD/year (including 8% indirect costs) for up to 3 years. The Infrastructure Development Training Programs for Critical HIV Research at Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions (G11 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) from the Fogarty International Center of the NIH supports scientific capacity of institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by enhancing the functional resources required to conduct HIV research on the evolving HIV epidemic in their countries. The NIH welcomes collaborative applications from U.S. and LMIC institutions to develop training programs to achieve technical, administrative, and financial management expertise required for one of several research infrastructure support functions considered critical to a successful high-quality research environment, including:

  • research administration and management,
  • research integrity oversight,
  • ethical review of research for the protection of human subjects,
  • laboratory animal welfare oversight, e) advanced laboratory instrument services,
  • health sciences library and information services, g) information and communications technology systems (ICT) for research,
  • biostatistics and data analysis,
  • technology transfer and intellectual property protection,
  • harassment and discrimination policy and prevention and
  • any area not mentioned above that justifiably will contribute to enhancing Institutional services that can support research activities.

An application may be submitted by a foreign institution in an eligible LMIC or by a domestic (U.S.) institution that demonstrates collaboration with an LMIC institution in an eligible LMIC(s). Collaboration should be documented by joint publications, grants, conferences, or previous research training activities.

Current location: Developing nations

Activity location: Developing nations

Recipient citizenship: Global

Letter of inquiry:
July 22, 2024Full application due:
August 22, 2024


Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC): Technician Travel and Training Grant (chemistry) Grant type: Travel Grant

Grant duration:1 event

Grant amount:Up to 2000 GBP

The Technician Travel and Training Grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) provides funding support for chemistry technicians to attend conferences, workshops and other training events. Applicants may apply for up to 2000 GBP. Applicants must be members of the RSC.

Discipline: Chemical engineering, Chemistry

Current location: Global

Activity location: Global

Recipient citizenship: Global

Applications are accepted all year round.


Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)- RESEARCH FUNDING

Project grant for international research collaboration within HERA (Sweden | humanities)

The grant provides funding up to 1.1 million SEK/year for a maximum of 3.3 million SEK. The Project grant for international research collaboration within HERA from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) supports Sweden-based humanities researchers’ international research collaboration within Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA). This is part of the call titled; ”Crisis – Perspectives from the Humanities”.

Grant type: Research Grant – Teams

Grant duration: Not specified

Grant amount: Up to 3.3 million SEK

Current location:  Sweden

Activity location: Sweden

Recipient citizenship: Global Researchers around the world, irrespective of citizenship


Full application due:

March 26, 2024


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