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.

From biodata to digital medicine – developing data-driven opportunities bursaries

Primary funder name: Wellcome

Disciplines: Translational Medicine; Microbial Genomics; Spin-Offs & Academic Innovation; Genomics; Human Genome

Summary text: These bursaries support attending a virtual course from biodata to digital medicine – developing data-driven opportunities, to be held in January 2021. Bursaries cover up to 50 per cent of the fee.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 14 Dec 20

HiSTORY OF NEUROSCIENCE CALL FOR ONLINE PROJECTS

Primary funder name: Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, BE

Disciplines: Sociology of Science & Technology; Digitising & Digital Archives; Digital Humanities; Neuroscience; History of Science

Summary text: This initiative aims to create a virtual public platform for hosting autobiographies, videos, pictures and other electronic materials relating to neuroscientists and their work. Grants are worth up to €1,500 each.

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Award amount max: €1,500

Closing date: 15 Dec 20

digital healthcare interventions to address the secondary health effects related to social, behavioural, and economic impact of COVID-19

Primary funder name: NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Disciplines: Telemedicine; Virology; Health & Society; Health Disparities; Health of Minority Groups; Disadvantaged & Minority Groups; Health Economics; Health & Medical Informatics

Summary text: This supports research to address secondary health effects of the social, behavioural and economic changes of COVID-19 through the use of digital health assessments and interventions to yield measurable near-term impact. Grants are worth up to USD 200,000 each for one year.

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Award amount max: USD 200,000

Closing date: 15 Dec 2020

Digital economy telling tales of engagement competition

Primary funder name: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Disciplines: Virtual Economy

Summary text: This aims to capture the wider impact of digital economy research and to provide researchers with the opportunity to tell their story of research impact in an interesting and engaging way to a wider audience. Three awards, worth £10,000 each over 18 months, are available.

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Award amount max: £10,000

Closing date: 16 Dec 2020

Digital innovation and engagement fund

Primary funder name: UK Research and Innovation

Disciplines: Digitising & Digital Archives; Museums & Curation

Summary text: This supports museums to explore digital innovation and to evaluate, refine, and build on their recent digital engagement. Grants are worth between £25,000 and £50,000 over one year.

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Award amount max: £50,000

Closing date: 21 Dec 2020

Digital life sciences open call

Primary funder name: European Open Science Cloud Life

Disciplines: Distributed & Cloud Computing

Summary text: This supports the development of a wide variety of projects that will contribute to the long-term aims of developing an open digital space for data and tools in the life sciences, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and advancing data-heavy research areas. Successful applicants receive up to €85,000, training and expert advice.

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Award amount max: €85,000

Closing date: 22 Dec 2020

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

Innovations partnership scheme fellowships

Primary funder name: Science and Technology Facilities Council

Disciplines: Nuclear Physics; Computer Science & Informatics; Particle Physics; Universe Sciences; Synchrotrons & Accelerators

Summary text: These support knowledge exchange and commercialisation professionals in positions at UK universities in developing innovation and impact from its STFC-funded research outputs. Fellowships last for up to four years and funds are provided at 40 per cent of full economic costs.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 03 Jan 2021

Biomedical data repository: AIDS-related

Primary funder name: NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Disciplines: Health & Medical Informatics; Informatics & Big Data; HIV/Aids

Summary text: This supports AIDS-related biomedical data repositories whose primary function is to ingest, archive, preserve, manage, distribute, and make accessible the data related to a particular system or systems. The maximum project period is five years.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 07 Jan 2021

International ASSIS prize for the security of health information systems in Europe

Primary funder name: Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium | Académie Royale de Médicine de Belgique

Disciplines: Cybersecurity; Health Systems, Administration; Health & Medical Informatics

Summary text: This recognises substantial progress in the development of secure health information systems in Europe. The prize is worth €5,000.  

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Award amount max: €5,000

Closing date: 11 Jan 2021

Robotics platform – generator bolt inspection and tightening

Primary funder name: Innovate UK

Disciplines: Robotics; Wind Energy

Summary text: This aims to develop a semi or fully autonomous device that is capable to perform the inspection and bolt replacement of the pole shoe connection.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 11 Jan 2021

European museum collaboration and innovation space

Primary funder name: Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges

Disciplines: Digital & Interaction Design; Museums & Curation; Software Engineering; Virtual, Simulated & Augmented Reality; Digitising & Digital Archives

Summary text: This enables museums to work with creative and technology partners, as well as with each other, through small, experimental projects, to apply digital technologies to a selected area of work or activities in an innovative way. Proposals are expected to request approximately €1 million in order to address the challenge appropriately, but other amounts may also be requested. 

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Award amount max:  €1,000,000

Closing date: 12 Jan 2021

Development of the digital security by design software

Primary funder name: Innovate UK

Disciplines: Industrial & Corporate Security; Cybersecurity

Summary text: This supports projects to investigate requirements for adoption of digital security by design technologies across the software development ecosystem. Funding is worth between £40,000 and £80,000 over six months.

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Award amount max: £80,000

Closing date: 13 Jan 2021

Folger Institute research fellowships

Primary funder name: Folger Shakespeare Library 

Disciplines: Research Libraries & Special Collections; Digitising & Digital Archives; Performance Art; Museums & Curation; Early Modern History; English Literature; Film

Summary text: These support collection-based research and aim to forge new relationships with archives, collections, libraries and museums around the world. The fellowships support four weeks of continuous research and are worth USD 3,500 each. 

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Award amount max: USD 3,500

Closing date: 15 Jan 2021

DIGITAL HUMANITIES ASSOCIATE PROJECT

Primary funder name: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Disciplines: Crimes Against Humanity; Political History; Digital Humanities; Jewish Studies

Summary text: This provides training on the use of digital humanities to study the Holocaust. The fellowships is worth USD 3,000 per month for nine months.

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Award amount max: USD 27,000

Closing date: 01 Feb 2021

NGI ASSURE - RESEARCH GOES TO STANDARDISATION

Primary funder name: Next Generation Internet

Disciplines: Computer Engineering & Hardware; Cryptography; Ubiquitous Computing; Cybersecurity; Large Scale Complex IT Systems; Open Source Software

Summary text: This call supports projects developing reusable building blocks for next generation internet. Grants are worth up to €200,000 each for up to 13 months.

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Award amount max: €200,000

Closing date: 01 Feb 2021

DIGI-B-CUBE OPEN CALL

Primary funder name: DIGI-B-CUBE

Disciplines: Medical Devices; Medical & Diagnostic Tests

Summary text: This supports SMEs integrating digital innovations and disruptive technologies across the medical diagnostics and related value chains. Funding is worth up to €150,000 per project.

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Award amount max: €150,000

Closing date: 03 Feb 2021

Emeritus fellowships

Primary funder name: Leverhulme Trust

Disciplines: Agriculture; Arts and Humanities; Soil Sciences; Social Sciences; Physical Sciences and Engineering; Food Science

Summary text: These enable retired senior researchers to complete a research project and to prepare the results for publication. Each fellowship is worth up to £24,000 for a period between three and 24 months.

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Award amount max: €150,000

Closing date: 04 Feb 2021

High-priority areas for research leveraging electronic health records and large-scale data

Primary funder name: NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Disciplines: Medical Effectiveness & Patient Outcomes; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Data Analysis; Neurology; Bioinformatics; Health & Medical Informatics; Mental Health

Summary text: This supports the use of large-scale, real-world data from electronic health records from a variety of systems to understand risk, onset, course and impact of treatments and services for mental and neurological disorders. The maximum project period is five years.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 05 Feb 2021

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT LEGACY AWARDS

Primary funder name: Science and Technology Facilities Council

Disciplines: Universe Sciences; Synchrotrons & Accelerators; Particle Physics; Nuclear Physics

Summary text: These enable STFC grant-funded public engagement programmes to continue to grow and evolve over time based on learning and evaluation. Funding covers 50 per cent of the costs, worth up to £50,000, for first-time awardees, and up to 25 per cent, worth up to £25,000, for second-time awardees.

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Award amount max: £50,000

Closing date: 11 Feb 2021

Asthma health technology fund – stream 1

Primary funder name: Department of Health and Social Care including NIHR

Disciplines: Medical Devices; Asthma; Assistive Technology

Summary text: This supports the development and adoption of scalable, user-centred and evidence-based tools for the diagnosis, monitoring or management of asthma. Grants are worth up to £750,000 each for up to two years.

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Award amount max: £750,000

Closing date: 11 Feb 2021

Innovations partnership scheme grants

Primary funder name: Science and Technology Facilities Council

Disciplines: Nuclear Physics; Synchrotrons & Accelerators; Universe Sciences; Computer Science & Informatics; Particle Physics

Summary text: These aim to transfer technology and expertise developed through STFC funding to the marketplace in partnership with industry and other academic disciplines. Grants are worth up to £360,000 at 80 per cent of full economic costs over up to three years.

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Award amount max: £360,000

Closing date: 18 Feb 2021

FOLLOW-ON FUNDING

Primary funder name: Science and Technology Facilities Council

Disciplines: Nuclear Physics; Synchrotrons & Accelerators; Particle Physics; Universe Sciences; Computer Science & Informatics

Summary text: This provides financial support at the very early or pre-seed stage of turning research outputs into a commercial proposition. Proposals may be worth up to £110,000 to be funded at 80 per cent full economic cost for up to a year.

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Award amount max: £88,000

Closing date: 18 Feb 2021

innovation partnership scheme capital call

Primary funder name: Science and Technology Facilities Council

Disciplines: Particle Physics; Galactic Astronomy; Cosmology & Extragalactic Astronomy; Nuclear Physics

Summary text: This enables current innovation partnership scheme grant holders to request specific items of capital that could be of benefit to the project, or for components to build a working prototype in order to move the idea ahead to commercialisation. Individual items of equipment must cost £10,000 or more.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 18 Feb 2021

NRP 77 - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Primary funder name: Swiss National Science Foundation

Disciplines: Classroom Technology; Computer Science & Informatics; Ethical Use of Technology; Sociology of Science & Technology

Summary text: This supports research on the interrelationships and concrete effects of digital transformation in Switzerland that will allow the improvement of its management and governance of ongoing and future digital transformations. Projects are anticipated to be worth between CHF 300,000 and CHF 600,000 each for up to four years.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 20 Feb 2021

NETWORKED CURATOR

Primary funder name: Association of Art Museum Curators

Disciplines: Museums & Curation; History of Art; Digital & Interaction Design

Summary text: This enables non-profit art curators to take part in a course to develop their digital skills, better understand the resources and possibilities of the sector, and empower them to collaborate and actively participate in related initiatives. A travel stipend is provided.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 20 Feb 2021

Smart farming innovations for small-scale producers

Primary funder name: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Disciplines: Agricultural Engineering; Agricultural Management; Agriculture in Developing Countries; Small Farms & Subsistence Farming

Summary text: This supports smart farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations that have the potential to drive positive impact for small-scale producer entrepreneurs delivered through bundled farmer services and enabled by scalable digital and data platforms. Grants are worth up tp USD 1.5 million each for a maximum period of two years.

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Award amount max: USD 1,500,000

Closing date: 25 Feb 2021

Call for proposals on cybercrime

Primary funder name: Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

Disciplines: Child Protection & Welfare; Cybersecurity; Rape, Sex Crimes & Sexual Abuse

Summary text: This supports proposals on the areas of cybercrime, and child sexual abuse and exploitation. Grants are worth between €300,000 and €4 million for up to three years.

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Award amount max: €4,000,000

Closing date: 25 Feb 2021

Digital scholarship visiting research fellowships

Primary funder name: University of Edinburgh

Disciplines: Humanities; Digital Humanities

Summary text: These encourage digitally-focused, interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of visiting research fellows with a specific focus on the digital. A bursary of up to £1,000 is available for up to four months.

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Award amount max: £1,000

Closing date: 26 Feb 2021

Synchronised call – EURIPIDES² and PENTA Clusters

Primary funder name: EUREKA

Disciplines: Microelectronics; Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Nanoelectronics

Summary text: This supports joint research, development and innovation projects in the electronic components and systems value chain in order to promote collaborative industrial innovation. Projects are funded through national public authorities.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 26 Feb 2021

SIGMOBILE test-of-time paper awards

Primary funder name: Association for Computing Machinery

Disciplines: Network Infrastructure; Informatics & Big Data

Summary text: These recognise papers that have had a sustained and significant impact on the mobility of systems users, data and computing community over at least a decade. Awards include an honorarium.

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Award amount max: -

Closing date: 28 Feb 2021

Digital innovations grant

Primary funder name: Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Disciplines: Knowledge Management; Records & Document Management; Digitising & Digital Archives

Summary text: This encourages new, engaging ideas for developing the foundation’s heritage and education centre’s resources using emerging technology. Grants are worth up to £100,000 each for one year.

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Award amount max: £100,000

Closing date: 28 Feb 2021

Heritage and Education Centre digital innovation

Primary funder name: Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Disciplines: Digitising & Digital Archives; Interactive Media; Museums & Curation

Summary text: This provides support to harness emerging technologies and develop the Heritage and Education Centre’s resources. Funding is worth up to £100,000 for direct costs.

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Award amount max: £100,000

Closing date: 28 Feb 2021

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