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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):


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:


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: