The Christabel Pankhurst Institute, including colleagues from FBMH, FSE and Humanities, are supporting applications and offering peer review for the following upcoming grants. Please see below a summary of the call information taken from the respective websites.


If you intend to apply to any of the calls below, please email your intention to submit, and outline which grant you intend to apply to, to and at your earliest convenience.


NIHR Artificial Intelligence for Multiple Long Term Conditions (5 October deadline)

  • £2.5-4m per Research Collaboration, duration 30 months
  • The NIHR invites proposals from current Development Award holders to submit their full Research Collaboration application to wave 2 of the Artificial Intelligence for Multiple Long-Term Conditions (AIM) call.
  • The Research Collaborations will spearhead the use of artificial intelligence (AI) methods to develop insights for the identification and subsequent prevention of multiple long-term conditions (multimorbidity) or MLTC-M.
  • Research funded through this initiative will use AI and data science methods, combined with expertise in clinical practice, applied health and care research and social science, to systematically identify or explore clusters of disease. In addition to the identification and mapping of new clusters of disease, the call seeks research to better understand the trajectories of patients with MLTC-M over time and throughout the life course, including the influence of wider determinants such as environmental, behavioural and psychosocial factors.
  • This competition aims to bring together multi-disciplinary Research Collaborations to build on our existing understanding of disease clusters in people with MLTC-M using ground-breaking AI techniques; and to grow capability for multi-disciplinary working in this crucial research area.


UKRI Ageing across the life course interdisciplinary research network (13 October deadline)

  • Award range: £100,000 – £200,000
  • Apply for funding to develop a new interdisciplinary network for ageing across the life course research.
  • You must be:
    • eligible for UKRI funding
    • at lecturer level, or above, at a UK research organisation.
  • The network is expected to:
    • address a challenge related to ageing across the life course, from pre-conception to old age
    • increase collaboration between a range of disciplines and stakeholders, including non-academic communities.
    • Funding lasts two years. We will fund most networking activities at 100% full economic cost.
  • Up to 25% of the budget can be used by the network for ‘pump-priming’ activities, for example, small feasibility studies. These activities are funded at 80% full economic cost.


NIHR/UKRI Transforming care and health at home and enabling independence (21 October deadline)

  • Maximum award: £1,500,000 for the multidisciplinary research networks (there are three different schemes to apply for: creating multidisciplinary networks, research, early-stage research. See more information below)
  • Apply for funding for a multidisciplinary project enabling people to:
    • transform their care and health
    • be more independent.
  • You must be a researcher living in the UK and eligible for EPSRC funding.
  • You must focus on at least one of:
    • staying independent at home
    • staying healthy at home
    • making care easier through building design and technologies
    • using and developing new tools and collecting data to help with decisions on housing and care.
  • The full economic cost of your project depends on the type of work you apply to do:
    • creating multidisciplinary networks: less than £1.5 million
    • research: at least £500,000
    • early-stage research or disseminating outputs: up to £499,999.
  • EPSRC and NIHR will fund 80% of the full economic cost.


Pre-announcement: set up a centre for doctoral training in data intensive science (11 November deadline)

  • Apply for funding to establish a new centre for doctoral training (CDT) in data intensive science.
  • You can apply if:
    • your higher education institution receives STFC core science funding
    • the training of all involved lead departments is STFC accredited.
  • The students in the centre must do original research, which:
    • relates to STFC core science
    • focuses on innovation.
  • Your institution must partner with industry or the third sector. The student must have a six-month placement there.
  • STFC will fund the CDT to take in four students each year, for three years. Each student will be funded for four years.


UKRI Healthy ageing challenge: designed for ageing (17 November deadline)

  • UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £14.4million for service-led innovations to support healthy ageing.
  • Eligibility summary
    • This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.
    • To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business.


UKRI Building responsible neurotechnology research capability (25 November deadline)

  • Apply for funding to develop a research network for neurotechnology.
  • You must be:
    • based in the UK
    • eligible for EPSRC funding.
  • Your network is expected to:
    • help form new interdisciplinary research communities
    • promote responsible research and address ethical issues in neurotechnology
    • set a research agenda and fund small feasibility studies.
  • The full economic cost of the networks can be up to £7.5 million. EPSRC and MRC will fund 80% of the full economic cost, up to £6 million.
  • Your network can include up to five investigators:
    • the principal investigator
    • up to four co-investigators.


Healthcare Technologies for Infectious disease resilience (31 March 2022 deadline)

  • Apply for funding to address infectious diseases, for example COVID-19, through healthcare technologies.
  • You must be:
    • a researcher based in the UK
    • at an organisation eligible for EPSRC funding.
  • Your project should be in one or both of these areas:
    • building resilience in healthcare systems
    • preventing, controlling, diagnosing and treating infectious diseases.
  • We’re particularly interested in projects that build on existing EPSRC COVID-19 research.
  • There is no limit on the size of the grant or length of the project.
  • We will award 80% of the full economic cost of the project. This opportunity is a highlight notice funded through the EPSRC healthcare technologies investigator-led grant scheme.
  • This opportunity is a highlight notice funded through the EPSRC healthcare technologies investigator-led grant scheme. Proposals are subject to the same remit, eligibility and assessment process as this scheme.


UKRI Healthcare technologies investigator-led grant (31 March 2022)

  • A new opportunity will be issued in April 2022 with closer alignment to healthcare technologies core strategy. Full guidance and details of the new opportunity will be published in April 2022.
  • Healthcare technologies investigator-led research grants are for researchers at UK higher education institutions, research council institutes, UKRI-approved independent research organisations and NHS bodies.
  • We strongly encourage collaboration with relevant healthcare professionals, other researchers, industry, the public sector and other relevant partners.
  • We are looking for researchers in engineering, physical sciences, information and communications technologies (ICT) and mathematical sciences who want to apply their expertise to healthcare challenges.
  • Projects can range in size from small short-term grants to multi-million-pound research programmes lasting several years. There is no limit on the size of the grant or length of the project.
  • We will award 80% of the full economic costs of the project, and your organisation must agree to find the balance.