Opportunity: The Health Foundation

Check out this opportunity for research teams to demonstrate how their work can lead to direct benefits or impact on patients.  The Health Foundation are particularly interested in applications that make use of data analysis. Applications must be completed online by midday, Tuesday 28 March 2017



Funding Opportunity: Secondary Data Analysis

ESRCThe second round of the Department for Education highlight notice is open for grants of up to 18 months to conduct research through the secondary analysis of data on themes of interest to the Department (which includes the Government Equalities Office). Closing date of 10 March 2017. The UK has a world-leading data infrastructure for social and economic research that provides a huge opportunity to address some of the most pressing challenges facing society today and into the future. The ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) call aims to deliver high-quality high-impact research through the deeper exploitation of these major data resources. To date the SDAI has awarded funding to over 100 projects. 

Since December 2015, ESRC funding for the initiative has been awarded through an open competition. This process allows researchers greater flexibility in the timing and focus of their proposals which can now be submitted throughout the year. Funding is available for around 20 proposals a year (subject to quality).  find out more  or  email



Opportunity: Energy Efficiency : Interreg NWE Programme 5th Call

The next call for project proposals of the Interreg North West Europe Programme will be open from 18 April to 24 May 2017.  This programme is looking for transnational cooperation initiatives that can deliver concrete results for the North-West Europe area and its citizens. If you have an idea that could make one of the programme objectives a reality, contact Kathryn Brown or Alison Merchant for more information.

Funding Opportunity: Wellbeing of Women

wellbeing-of-womenFunding calls are now open for research grants from Wellbeing for Women for outstanding projects in basic science, clinical or translational research in the areas of Pregnancy and Childbirth, including pre-term birth, miscarriage and fertility; General Wellbeing issues such as menopause, incontinence and prolapse, sexual health, menstrual disorders and endometriosis; and Gynaecological Cancers.  Closing Date is 17th February 2017

Open and Available Data Sets

UKDSUK Data Service has made the following data sets available:


View further information on these data collections here 

NIHR announces £60 million of funding available to British Universities for Global Health Research

nihrNIHR Global Health Research

The NIHR is inviting UK-based universities and research institutes to submit applications to deliver applied global health research. £60 million will be available for successful universities and research institutes looking to expand their existing global health work or for new entrants to the field. There is a particular interest in funding applications that address under-funded or under-researched areas including, but not limited to, non-communicable diseases including mental health, surgery, and tobacco control, road safety as well as health and applied social science and economic research as part of a broader scheme of work or as standalone specialisms.

Deadline for applications is 26 January 2017. NIHR will be hosting an event to support applications for this funding opportunity. If you are interested in registering you will need to complete the registration form by 5pm today 28 November 2016. A live stream webinar will also be available. Full information and links to event and live stream registration are available from the NIHR website  http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/global-health