Funding Opportunities

Funding Agency Funding Description Week of Opening/Deadline Web Links
Association of Commonwealth Universities Early Career Researcher Training Grants 10 grants available with a maximum of 1000 GBP per grant.

Hosted by the ACU Supporting Research Community, ACU Early Career Researcher (ECR) Training Grants fund staff at ACU member universities to organise and deliver training for their early career researchers, including doctoral candidates.

The training equips researchers with essential skills to enable them to succeed in their careers, whether they remain in academia, or utilise their skills in other professional fields.

Skills which are in the scope of the training include:

  • Presentation skills
  • Networking
  • Time management
  • Public engagement and communicating with non-academic audiences
  • Media training
  • Social media
  • Relationship/stakeholder management
  • Grant writing
  • Research data management
  • Career training, including doctoral careers outside higher education

 

Monday 7 Nov 2022 https://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-university-staff/grants/early-career-researcher-training-grants/
Embassy of France in Canberra Pacific Funds 2023 offering €100,000 to each Project on Climate Change, Health and Food Security A call is launched by the Pacific Permanent Secretariat to support projects in 2023 from the “Pacific Fund for Economic, Social and Cultural Cooperation”, known as the Pacific Funds (PF). The selected projects must contribute to the regional integration of French communities (New Caledonia, French Polynesia and the Wallis and Futuna islands) and develop regional cooperation with the Oceanian States. These are not in principle bilateral projects.

Projects led by an Australian partner can be submitted to the Embassy of France in Australia.

Particular attention will be given to projects under one of the following themes:

  • Projects enabling French communities to fight against climate change and to prevent disaster risks.
  • Economic projects implementing French communities’ skills and competencies or benefiting them and contributing to the strengthening of economic exchanges at the regional level.
  • Projects on health security (control of endemic, non-communicable or infectious vector diseases) or food security (management of fisheries resources,…).

Besides these themes, preference will be given to projects that advance equality between men and women.

Projects must be co-funded up to at least 50 % of the total eligible expenditure.

Maximum support from the Pacific Fund is €100,000 per project.

22 November 2022 https://au.ambafrance.org/Second-call-for-applications-Pacific-Funds-2022
French Embassy -Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu Pacific Funds 2023 The selected projects must contribute to the regional integration of French communities: New Caledonia, French Polynesia and the Wallis and Futuna Islands. Successful projects must fall under one of the following themes:

  • Projects enabling French communities to fight against climate change and to prevent disaster risks.
  • Economic projects implementing French communities’ skills and competencies or benefiting them and contributing to the strengthening of economic exchanges at the regional level.
  • Projects on health security (control of endemic, non-communicable or infectious vector diseases) or food security (management of fisheries resources,…).
1 Dec 2022 (deadline) https://fj.ambafrance.org/Call-for-applications-Pacific-Funds-2023

 

Wellcome Trust Wellcome Career Development Awards (all disciplines – UK, Ireland & developing countries) The Wellcome Career Development Awards from the Wellcome Trust enable researchers working on human life, health and wellbeing from the perspective of any discipline, to lead their own research program. There are no citizenship restrictions but researchers must have sponsorship from eligible research institutions in the UK, Ireland or low-or-middle income countries (except for China and India). Applicants must have completed at least one or two period of research training after their initial training. Applicants may be in the first three years of their first independent research appointment. The Award provides salary and research expenses for 8 years (does not include indirect costs).

Intended for: Early-career principal investigators

Discipline: All disciplines

Challenge: SDG3 – Good Health and Well-being

1 Dec 2022 Deadline https://www.scientifyresearch.org/grant/wellcome-career-development-awards-all-disciplines-uk-ireland-developing-countries/

 

Wellcome Trust Wellcome Discovery Awards (all disciplines) The Wellcome Discovery Awards from the Wellcome Trust enable established researchers to address the challenges of and provide innovative solutions to human life, health and wellbeing from the perspective of any discipline. There are no citizenship restrictions but researchers must be based at eligible research institutions in the UK, Ireland or low-or-middle income countries (except for China and India). The Award provides research expenses for up to 8 years (not including institutional indirect costs).

Intended for: Mid-career researchers, Senior researchers

Discipline: All disciplines, Health, Medicine

Challenge: SDG10 – Reduced Inequalities|SDG3 – Good Health and Well-being

6 Dec 2022 https://www.scientifyresearch.org/grant/wellcome-discovery-awards-all-disciplines/

 

Medical Research Council (MRC) Applied Global Health Research Grant (UK and developing countries) The Applied Global Health Research Grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC) supports research that will benefit the health of vulnerable global populations. Research proposals from cross-disciplinary teams with complementary expertise to address complex challenges are particularly welcome. There are no citizenship restrictions but researchers must be based at eligible research institutions in the UK or the Global South / low-or-middle income countries (except for China and India). Applicants in the UK must have collaborators based at research institutions in the Global South.

Intended for: Early-career principal investigators, Mid-career researchers, Senior researchers

Discipline: Economics, Health, Social sciences

Challenge: SDG10 – Reduced Inequalities|SDG3 – Good Health and Well-being

16 Feb 2023 Deadline https://www.scientifyresearch.org/grant/applied-global-health-research-grant-uk-and-developing-countries/

 

Wellcome Trust, UK Wellcome Early Career Awards (all disciplines): Intended for Early-career principal investigators, Postdoctoral fellows The Award provides funding for up to 5 years, which includes the applicant´s salary and up to 400,000 GBP for research expenses and may include institutional indirect costs/overheads

 

February 21, 2023 Deadline https://www.scientifyresearch.org/all-research-funding-developing-countries/

 

KIWA Initiative Secretariat:

European Union, Agence Française de Développement, Global Affairs Canada, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)

Regional Projects Regional projects are between 1.5 and 5 million euros in grants. All projects must demonstrate their impacts in terms of climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation through the use of Nature-based Solutions. Open (deadline not specified) https://kiwainitiative.org/en/submit-your-project
LOCAL PROJECTS

Several types of local projects are supported by the Kiwa Initiative:

  • VERY SMALL GRANTS  EUR 25 000 – 50 000
  • SMALL GRANTS  EUR 50 000 – 100 000
  • MEDIUM GRANTS  EUR 100 000 – 400 000
Climate adaptation and biodiversity challenges in the Pacific are two major inseparable issues. The local projects supports Nature-based Solutions to strengthen the resilience of Pacific communities, ecosystems and economies to the impacts of climate change.
US Embassy in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu Public Diplomacy Small Grant Program The Public Diplomacy Section at the U.S. Embassy Suva considers small grant requests on a quarterly basis (pending funding availability). The grant proposals must benefit Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga or Tuvalu and address one of the Embassy Goals listed below. Typical approved proposals range from US$5,000-$15,000.

Embassy Goals:

 

  • Strengthen alliances and partnerships with Pacific Islands, like-minded countries, and regional institutions to advance a more resilient, prosperous, and secure Pacific region.
  • Increase cooperation with Pacific Islands on climate and other global environmental issues, and foster more healthy, educated, and resilient populations.
  • Advance more inclusive and sustainable growth and promote free and fair trade and transparent investment that improve lives of Americans and people around the world.
  • Strengthen the efficacy and inclusivity of democratic institutions and support a resilient, viable civil society and independent media.
Proposals will be reviewed by a committee on the following timeline:

  • Received October 1-December 31 – Reviewed in early January
  • Received January 1-March 31 – Reviewed in early April
  • Received April 1-June 30 – Reviewed in early July
  • Received July 1-September 30 – Reviewed in early October
https://fj.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants/

 

Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center ORISE research opportunity An ORISE research opportunity is currently available with USGS PI-CASC: Increasing the Impact of Co-Produced Climate Science Among Diverse Pacific Practitioners. Please see full details of the responsibilities, expectations, and qualifications on the Zintellect announcement page. For inquiries, contact PI-CASC Federal Director Mari-Vaughn Johnson at mvjohnson(at)usgs.gov.

Note: The announcement currently states that this opportunity will be located in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, but it is also open to applicants based in other locations.

3pm Sept 2023 (deadline) https://picasc.soest.hawaii.edu/resources/opportunities/#1662764576725-13742fa9-18d9
Association of Commonwealth Universities Virtual Mobility Project Grants Five grants of a maximum of GBP 4,500 are available to ACU member university staff. Each grant will be split between the two institutions collaborating on the project.

The grants cover the costs of delivering a virtual mobility project. This can include:

  • Students from the two partner institutions collaborating on an assessed project
  • A virtual event such as an online summer school
  • Virtual experiential learning
  • Another type of virtual mobility project which fits the aims of the scheme – this must be defined in the application form
Open (deadline not specified) https://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-university-staff/grants/virtual-mobility-project-grants/