External Opportunities

The following external funding calls and job vacancies may be of interest to BactiVac members and we also flag these on our Twitter feed. Whilst all efforts are made to ensure the following information is accurate, we would encourage you to review original listing on relevant organisation's website.

If you would like to add a relevant funding or job opportunity to this webpage, please contact us at bactivac@contacts.bham.ac.uk

External Funding

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UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships: round 7. They are looking to fund fellowships of up to seven years to support talented researchers and innovators who are transitioning to research or innovation leadership. Applications are welcome from the entirety of the UKRI remit.

6 December 2022 16:00 GMT


Wellcome Discovery Awards (established researchers). This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.

6 December 2022 17:00 GMT


EPSRC Pre-announcement: vaccines manufacturing research hubs. The opportunity offers funding for a large-scale manufacturing research hub to address challenges relating to vaccine delivery or manufacturing in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The funded vaccines manufacturing research hub will join EPSRC’s portfolio of other critical mass investments in manufacturing research. The funding opportunity will aim to:

  • Create and deliver a programme of high quality, multidisciplinary research that addresses the major, long term challenges facing vaccine manufacturers for vaccines to be used in LMICs
  • Lead and support the development of major new disruptive technologies in the field of vaccine manufacturing for the benefit of LMICs
  • Develop technologies and systems that allow for a rapid increase and scale-up of vaccines manufacturing in an epidemic or pandemic situation
  • Demonstrate national and international leadership in this area of science, working closely and collaboratively with academic and industrial partners from the UK, other high-income countries and LMICs

The scope of this opportunity is to support innovative, multidisciplinary research programmes in vaccines manufacturing to support rapid and cost-effective development, scale-up, delivery, and manufacture of vaccines. Further details will be provided in the full funding opportunity guidance.

15 December 2022 16:00 GMT


MRC Applied global health research. Apply for funding to support research that will address global health challenges and inequities. MRC are looking to develop a portfolio of high quality global research, which will be diverse, promote multidisciplinarity and strengthen global health research capacity. They encourage applications from principal investigators based in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and UK, working in partnership with LMIC investigators.

16 February 2023 16:00 GMT


Wellcome Early Careers Awards (postdoctoral fellowship). This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Through innovative projects, they will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, they will be ready to lead their own independent research programme. 

21 February 2023 17:00 GMT

JPIAMR 16th Call AMR diagnostics and surveillance 2023. Through this call, the ERA-NET JPIAMR-ACTION intends to create and reinforce the collaboration between research partners coming from different countries and different fields of expertise to promote research on antimicrobial resistance. The results of the funded projects should contribute to improved understanding, monitoring, detection and mitigation of infection and AMR, or optimisation of antimicrobial use where efforts to curb AMR will have a global impact on human, animal and plant health and food safety and security. In the scope of this call, antimicrobials include antibiotics, antifungals and disinfectants (biocides).

7 March 2023 


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