The University subscribes to RESEARCHconnect, an online database that all staff and students can access to find research funding opportunities.
RESEARCHconnect has thousands of calls from government, charity and industry sources. Use it to:
- alert you to new opportunities relevant to you
- track schemes of interest to you
- send funding opportunities to colleagues and collaborators
Workgroups can be created for schemes or topics which may be of interest to a group of people. Members of workgroups will receive weekly emails from RESEARCHconnect with any new calls or changes to calls which meet their criteria. We currently have workgroups for Global Challenges Research Fund and the Newton Fund.
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To request a RESEARCHconnect account, join a workgroup or if you have a query, please contact our Research Development Officer.
Research Development Officerj.firstname.lastname@example.org
Horizon 2020 - funding in 2018-2020
Horizon 2020 is the EU’s main funding programme for research and innovation. The recently announced funding programme for 2018-2020 is worth €30 billion.
Horizon 2020 contains a number of different funding programmes and mechanisms, and is structured around three pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership, and Societal Challenges. Find out more in RIS's factsheets:
The Proposal Development team in RIS have produced extensive factsheets with information for our researchers, which are all stored in Box:
Pillar 1: Excellent Science
Under Excellent Science, four different schemes are available, largely for bottom-up funding for individual researchers or teams:
Pillar 2: Industrial Leadership
Under this pillar, funding is available for the so-called Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), including:
Pillar 3: Societal Challenges
There are seven societal challenges under Pillar 3:
1. Health, demographic change and wellbeing
2. Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine, and maritime research and the bio-economy
3. Secure, clean and efficient energy
4. Smart, green and integrated transport
5. Climate action, resources and raw materials
6. Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
7. Secure Societies
In principle, a minimum of three legal entities from three EU Member States or Associated Countries must participate in these projects.
View all files in Box:
If you have any further questions, please contact the Proposal Development team in Research and Innovation Services:
Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)
GCRF is a £1.5bn fund pledged by the UK government to support research which addresses the challenges of low and middle income countries (LMIC). Find out some of the ways our researchers are addressing Global Challenges:
Earlier in 2017 we established a £40k internal fund to support the development of partnerships that could be relevant to the upcoming GCRF funding calls. Ten projects were awarded internal pump-priming funding; read about them on the One Dundee blog:
We held a GCRF workshop in March 2017, bringing together researchers from across the University to discuss the potential to develop collaborations that could address global challenges. Find photos from the workshop below, or visit the shared folder in Box to view presentations and areas of interest: uod.app.box.com/v/GCRFworkshop
Other information on research funding
The British Council’s Euraxess website has links and information on potential funding sources on an international level.
We recommend signing up to newsletters or following Twitter feeds from your preferred funders to receive up to date news and funding opportunities.