Digital Futures Funding Roundup

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A collection of the latest digital funding opportunities across all disciplines. To follow the main links, please ensure you are logged into Research Professional via your institution. Alternatively, direct links to funding pages can be found under the Website heading.

COMING SOON: Researcher mobility grants

Primary funder name: European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET)

Disciplines: Thermochemistry; Power & Energy Systems Engineering; Radiography; Ocean Chemistry; Fluidisation & Fluid Mechanics; Radiation Sources & Isotopes; Geothermics & Radiometrics; Cloud Physics; Sensors & Transducers; Telemetry & Measurement Sciences; Software Development Practices; Radio Frequency Engineering; Radiotherapy; Medical Devices; Fibre Optic Networks; Low Temperature Science & Cryogenics

Summary text: *** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 29 June and have a deadline on 1 September 2020. The following information is subject to change. These grants support researchers in undertaking transnational guestworking on work related to joint research projects. Grants are worth up to €45,300 each over between one and 18 months. ***

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Award amount max: €45,300

Closing date: 01 Sep 20

Call for proposals for the foundation of an innovation lab in digital health – computational biology

Primary funder name: Israel Innovation Authority

Disciplines: Computational Biology; Health & Medical Informatics; Artificial Intelligence

Summary text: This supports the foundation of of a digital health innovation lab with an emphasis on biotechnology solutions, in the face of global challenges in the field. Up to NIS 6 million is available for the establishment of the technological infrastructure and up to NIS 1m from the ongoing annual operation of the lab to be established.

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Award amount max: ILS 10,000,000

Closing date: 01 Sep 20

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Eurogia2020 call for projects

Primary funder name: EUREKA

Disciplines: Energy Conservation & Efficiency; Wind Energy; Environmental Manufacturing; Hydro, Ocean, Tidal & Wave Energy; Environmental Technology; Renewable Energy Engineering; Environmental Economics & Natural Capital; Carbon Dioxide Reduction & Mitigation; Solar Power & Photovoltaics

Summary text: *** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended due to the coronavirus. The previous deadline of 16 April has been extended to 4 September 2020. All other call details remain unchanged. This supports international partnerships in developing innovative projects in energy and telecommunication. ***

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 04 Sep 20

Translational awards

Primary funder name: British Heart Foundation

Disciplines: Health & Medical Informatics; Cardiology; Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack); Cardiovascular Diseases; Diagnostic Sciences; Drug Design; Medical Devices; Medical Models, Mathematical; Alzheimer's Disease & Senile Dementia; Diabetes; Stroke & Cerebrovascular Disorders

Summary text: These support the development of cardiovascular technologies from the proof-of-concept stage to being ready for the commercial market. Funding of up to £750,000 is available per project.

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Award amount max: £750,000

Closing date: 06 Sep 20

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Call for participants in a three-day sandpit focused on digital technologies for health and care

Primary funder name: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering; Health & Medical Informatics

Summary text: *** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 1 September has been extended to 8 September 2020. All other call details remain unchanged. This call enables researchers from a broad range of disciplines to attend a sandpit on digital technologies for health and care, to be held in November 2020. It is expected that up to £1.2 million of UKRI funding will be made available to fund research projects arising from this sandpit, with approximately £400,000 available for each project. ***

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Award amount max: £400,000

Closing date: 08 Sep 20

Scoping grants

Primary funder name: National Archives

Disciplines: Digitising & Digital Archives; Manuscripts & Books; Archiving

Summary text: These fund a report that incorporates expert advice on a range of areas relating to collections management and the development of the applicant’s collection. Four grants, worth up to £3,000 each, are available.

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Award amount max: £3,000

Closing date: 14 Sep 20

Cultural heritage, identities and perspectives – responding to changing societies joint call

Primary funder name: JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change

Disciplines: Manuscripts & Books; Intergenerational & Environmental Ethics; Cultural Heritage; Archiving; Cultural History; Digitising & Digital Archives; Materials Conservation & Preservation; Social Ethics

Summary text: This supports collaborative research on the role of heritage in society from different international perspectives and values systems. The total budget is €6.1 million to fund projects for up to 36 months.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 22 Sep 20

Digital project grants

Primary funder name: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Disciplines: Digital & Computer Art; History of Art; British & Irish History; History of Architecture

Summary text: These enable institutions to support a curator or research scholar undertaking a digital research project which will lead to a digital or online project. Grants are worth up to £40,000.

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Award amount max: £40,000

Closing date: 30 Sep 20

Open call

Primary funder name: CloudiFacturing

Disciplines: Distributed & Cloud Computing; Computer-aided Manufacturing & Design; Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering

Summary text: This supports experiments in cloudification of production engineering for predictive digital manufacturing. Funding is worth up to €100,000 per experiment over 12 months.

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Award amount max: €100,000

Closing date: 30 Sep 20

COMING SOON: Research scholar programme

Primary funder name: Google

Disciplines: Machine Learning; Imaging & Image Processing; Surveying & Mapping; Administrative Big Data & Informatics; Network Infrastructure; Neuroscience; Artificial Intelligence; Algorithms; Internet & Mobile Technology

Summary text: *** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in autumn 2020. The following information is subject to change. This programme supports collaborations with early-career faculty members at institutions carrying out research in fields relevant to Google. Funding is worth up to USD 60,000 for one year. ***

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Award amount max: USD 60,000

Closing date: 30 Sep 20

eNurture network plus funding call

Primary funder name: UK Research and Innovation

Disciplines: Social Aspects of Mental Health; Digital Natives; Mental Health

Summary text: This supports research on children and young people’s mental health in a digital world. Funding is worth between £2,000 and £56,250 per project.

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Award amount max: £56,250

Closing date: 30 Sep 20

Research resources awards in humanities and social science

Primary funder name: Wellcome

Disciplines: Materials Conservation & Preservation; Cataloguing & Classification; Archiving; Manuscripts & Books; Libraries & Information Science; Digitising & Digital Archives; Social Sciences; Humanities

Summary text: These help collection and information professionals develop library and archive material for humanities and social science researchers. Grants are worth up to £500,000 for up to five years.

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Award amount max: £500,000

Closing date: 08 Oct 20

Public engagement with historical records

Primary funder name: National Archives and Records Administration

Disciplines: American History; Digitising & Digital Archives; Humanities Education

Summary text: This supports projects that encourage public engagement with US historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. Up to five grants are available, each worth between USD 50,000 and USD 150,000 for a period of one to three years.

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Award amount max: USD 150,000

Closing date: 08 Oct 20

Siemens Hans Fischer early-career and senior fellowships

Primary funder name: Technical University of Munich | Technische Universität München

Disciplines: Computer Simulation & Modelling; Artificial Intelligence; Autonomous Systems & Vehicles; Robotics

Summary text: These provide researchers with the necessary time and financial support to develop novel research areas and to establish intensive international collaborations focusing on the research fields of simulation and digital twin, and the future of autonomous systems or robotics. Up to two fellowships, worth €80,000 each for early-career researchers and €110,000 each for senior researchers over three years, are available.

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Award amount max: €110,000

Closing date: 30 Oct 20

ICT in education prize

Primary funder name: UNESCO

Disciplines: Equal Educational Opportunity; Online, Distance & Open Learning incl. MOOCs; Alternative Education; Artificial Intelligence; Classroom Technology

Summary text: This recognises innovative approaches in leveraging new technologies to expand educational opportunities by enabling access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. The prize is worth USD 25,000.

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Award amount max: USD 25,000

Closing date: 31 Oct 20

Applied Sciences Journal travel award in energy

Primary funder name: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

Disciplines: Energy Engineering; Energy Planning & Policy

Summary text: This supports postdoctoral fellows in attending a scientific conference. The award is worth CHF 800.

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Award amount max: CHF 800

Closing date: 31 Oct 20

Laboratories to optimise digital health (R01 clinical trial required)

Primary funder name: NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

Disciplines: Mental Illness; Mental Health; Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing; Health & Medical Informatics; Counselling & Talking Therapies; Clinical Psychology

Summary text: This supports research to test strategies to increase the reach, efficiency, effectiveness and quality of digital mental health interventions which may impact mental health outcomes, including suicide behaviours and serious mental illness. The maximum project period is four years.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 02 Nov 20

COMING SOON: CEF-TC-2020-2 Connecting Europe Facility Telecom call

Primary funder name: Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Disciplines: Internet & Mobile Technology; Digitising & Digital Archives; Informatics & Big Data

Summary text: *** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 30 June and close on 5 November 2020. The following information is subject to change. This aims to support cross-border digital infrastructure in areas of public interest by triggering the digital transformation of public sector services in the members states for the benefits of citizens and businesses. The total indicative budget is worth €36 million. ***

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Award amount max: €10,500,000

Closing date: 05 Nov 20

Notice of special interest – emergency competitive revisions and administrative supplements to clinical and translational science award programme awards to address 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health needs

Primary funder name: NIH: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Disciplines: Infection Agents & Pathogens; Biomedical Engineering; Medical & Diagnostic Tests; Respiratory Medicine; Medical Statistics; Health & Medical Informatics; Disease Control; Virology; Telemedicine; Clinical Surveillance; Pathogenesis

Summary text: This supports projects in translational science that address the COVID-19 public health emergency. Up to 40 awards are available. Supplement grants are generally for a maximum period of one year.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 10 Nov 20

Towards a national collection – discovery projects

Primary funder name: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Disciplines: Cultural Heritage; Digitising & Digital Archives

Summary text: This supports projects addressing the lack of coordination between different online collections and catalogues in the UK cultural and heritage sector. Grants are worth up to £3 million at 80 per cent of the total project costs for up to three years.

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Award amount max: £3,000,000

Closing date: 17 Nov 20

British Library/AHRC collaborative doctoral partnerships

Primary funder name: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Disciplines: American History; Illustration; Research Libraries & Special Collections; Manuscripts & Books; Digitising & Digital Archives; Latin & Classical Greek History; Portuguese Literature; Political Science; French History; Dutch Literature; Scandinavian Literature; German History; Eastern European Literature; German Literature; Russian Literature; Spanish Literature; Military History; Italian Literature; Finnish Literature; Central European Literature; French Literature

Summary text: These enable academics at UK universities to conduct doctoral research in partnership with the library on selected research themes. Up to three awards, each tenable for up to four years, are available for tuition fees and stipend payments.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 22 Nov 20

Digital health section prize for innovation

Primary funder name: Royal Society of Medicine

Disciplines: Health & Medical Informatics; Telemedicine

Summary text: This recognises innovations that apply digital voice to improve healthcare or social care. The prize is worth £500 plus membership of the society for one year.

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Award amount max: £500

Closing date: 01 Dec 20

COMING SOON: H2020-ECSEL-2020-3-RIA-IMI-ECSEL joint activity call

Primary funder name: ECSEL Joint Undertaking

Disciplines: Medical Instrumentation; Clinical Medicine; Health & Medical Informatics

Summary text: *** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 1 September and close on 1 December 2020. The following information is subject to change. This supports next generation digital technologies for clinical trials at home. Grants are worth up to €5 million for up to three years. ***

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Award amount max: €5,000,000

Closing date: 01 Dec 20

Pilot call for living labs testing future mobility and digital energy solutions

Primary funder name: Joint Research Centre

Disciplines: Energy Planning & Policy; Ubiquitous Computing; Power & Energy Systems Engineering; Environmental Monitoring; Transport Planning; Renewable Energy Engineering; Human-Computer Interaction & Interfaces; Transport Infrastructure Management; Energy Conservation & Efficiency

Summary text: This enables third parties to co-create living labs within the smart city application areas of energy and transport in two of the JRC research campuses. Resources, services and materials, as well as the cost of transport and subsistence during the stay, are provided.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 31 Dec 20

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