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Research Strategy Office


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):

Annual restricted call

Month launched

Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard March
AXA Chairs Twice a year
AXA Fellowships Varies
BBSRC Mid-range equipment funding September/October
BHF Professorships Rolling scheme
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships June
ESRC New Investigator Grants 3 times a year
Google PhD Fellowships July
Mental Health Research UK PhD Scholarships  March-May
NIHR Research Professorships Varies
Philip Leverhulme Prize December
Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary award November/December
Rothschild Post Doctoral Fellowships for Academic Jewish Studies January/February
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships July
Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship September
Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research Varies
Stephen Hawking Fellowships Varies

Awards and Prizes:

Recurrent awards and prizes with restricted nominations are covered in the annual Institutional Nominations process. Once a year, the Research Strategy Office issues an invitation to the Schools to submit nominations to the following schemes:

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
Gerda Henkel Prize
Japan Prize
J&J WiSTEM2D Scholars Award
Lui Che Woo Prize
RAEng Bhattacharyya Award
Simons Foundation Investigators
Tang Prize
VinFuture Prize
1907 Trailblazer Award

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 manages 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 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: