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Recurrent Restricted Calls

This page provides details of restricted calls that occur on an annual basis. Please note that most restricted calls are not recurrent, rather they are one-off opportunities. All restricted calls will be announced by the Research Strategy Office by email and highlighted on the Research Professional calls database.

Please note that the links below may direct to previous rounds of each calls. Call terms and conditions may change for future calls.

Restricted calls that are announced every year include (with indicative month of launch – which may be subject to change):

British Academy Global Professorships      June / November
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships August
ESRC New Investigator Grants 3 rounds per year
Mental Health Research UK PhD Scholarships  April
Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies  June
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships June
Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research July
Sir Jules Thorn Medically Related Donations  January
UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships April / September


For the following prizes the Schools are invited to submit nominations once a year, in January each calendar year:

Blavatnik Awards

Gerda Henkel Foundation

Japan Prize

Liliane Bettencourt Prize

Philip Leverhulme Prize

Simons Foundation Prize

In addition there are a number of recurrent prizes and awards for early career researchers (up to 25 years of age) which require a selection on the University’s part, and which are restricted in the number of places available. These include:

Global Young Scientist Summit    July
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting          September
Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar April


Recurrent calls handled outside the RSO

All calls relating to professorial appointments or salaries (e.g. Royal Society's Wolfson Research Merit Awards) are handled by the Academic Secretary's Office.


The Planning and Resource Allocation Office (PRAO) handles all calls relating to resource allocation or with implications for the Resources Management Committee (RMC), and those with implications across the Schools for the allocation of resources (e.g. the Royal Society/Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment scheme).

If the query concerns buildings, accommodation or very large equipment purchases for which a contribution from central funds may be sought, please contact Nick Tamkin:

Any other queries relating to resource allocation should be directed to Stephen Heppenstall: