UK funding

In the UK there's a wealth of different funders that could support your research.

We have research councils funded by the Government and split into different disciplines, charities that operate in specialist areas, hospitals and health bodies, and local government.

The best way to find your perfect funding opportunity, whether UK, EU or International is by using Research Professional. Using their unique fingerprint function you should already be receiving a weekly email listing funding opportunities based on your publication history and research outputs, and you can always use their extensive database to search for others on a university networked computer. Please do let us know if you need help with this. 

Contact our Research Innovation Team

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Research opportunities by type

Find out more about the different types of funding available in the UK, from small and large grants, to fellowships, bursaries and more.

Funding opportunities by discipline or area of expertise

Read about charities, associations and academies in the UK that have a budget for research, often in very specific areas.

Support in ARU

Getting started can be difficult, but we are here to help. The Research Funding Observatory provides a wide range of training seminars, targeted events and bursaries to support you on the path to success.  We are here to help you to develop research ideas and potential and support you on applying for and winning research funding, as well as offer a place to discuss the funding landscape, network with others and offer training on all aspect of the funding cycle.

Please contact us if you're interested in applying for research funding. We're here to help.