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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):

Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard
AXA Chairs
AXA Fellowships
BBSRC Mid-range equipment funding
BHF Professorships
British Academy Global Professorships     
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships
British Council UK-China-BRI Countries Partnerships Initiative
ESRC New Investigator Grants
Google PhD Fellowships
Mental Health Research UK PhD Scholarships 
NIHR Research Professorships
Philip Leverhulme Prize
Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary award
Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies 
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships
Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship
Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research
Stephen Hawking Fellowships
UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships


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

Blavatnik Awards
Gerda Henkel Prize
Japan Prize
Liliane Bettencourt Prize
Lui Che Woo 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   
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting         
Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar


Other recurrent calls

The Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards are handled by the HR division. Contact:  

The Academic and Financial Planning and Analysis team in Finance coordinates 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, such as the Royal Society Wolfson Laboratory Refurbishment Grant and Sir Jules Thorn Medically Related Donations.

Queries regarding the funding calls for capital equipment and buildings should also be directed to the Academic and Financial Planning and Analysis team in Finance Division. The contact is Nick Tamkin: