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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


Apple Scholars in AI/ML PhD Fellowships


AXA Chairs

Twice a year

AXA Fellowships




BBSRC Mid-range equipment funding


BHF Professorships

Rolling scheme

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships


ESRC New Investigator Grants

3 times a year

Google PhD Fellowships


IBM PhD Fellowship


JP Morgan PhD Fellowships


Leverhulme Trust International Professorships


Mental Health Research UK PhD Scholarships 


NIHR Research Professorships


Philip Leverhulme Prize


Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary award


Rothschild Post Doctoral Fellowships for Academic Jewish Studies


Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships


Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship and Visiting Fellowship

3 times a year

Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research


Stephen Hawking Fellowships


UKRI Future Leader Fellowships

Varies, 2-3 times a year

UKRI Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowships


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

Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Training Scholarships, Research Centres and Research Leadership Awards, typically open every 3 years.

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: