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Funding opportunities


Research, Development & Analysis Fund

We have two application rounds each year for funding for research, development and analysis projects in our core domains of education, welfare and justice.

Next outline application deadline:
September 2020
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Strategic Fund

We are calling for applications to our new £15m Strategic Fund for ambitious, interdisciplinary research projects.

Next application deadline:
29 June 2020
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Student Programmes

Our Student Programmes – Nuffield Research Placements and Q-Step – provide opportunities for students to develop skills and confidence in science and research.

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POST Fellowship

Each year we fund a three-month fellowship for at least one PhD student at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).

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Oliver Bird Fund

Between 2019 – 2029, we are dedicating up to £12.5m on research into musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

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Support for grant holders

See our resources for grant holders.

Support for female students and at risk academics.

Find out how we support female students and the Council for at-risk Academics (CARA).

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