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.

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 December 2021

MedTech Innovator accelerator and competition

Primary funder name: MEDTECH Innovator

Disciplines: Health & Medical Informatics; Medical Devices; Telemedicine

Summary text: This provides networking and mentorship opportunities for medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. Innovator accelerator companies may compete for a prize worth USD 350,000. Other prizes available are worth a total of USD 500,000.

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Award amount max: €500,000

Closing date: 15 January 2022

HORIZON-CL4-2021-RESILIENCE-02 — a digitised , resource-efficient and resilient industry

Primary funder name: Horizon Europe 

Disciplines: Housing; Urban Design; Urban Planning & Policy

Summary text: This supports projects that set out a credible pathway to contributing to the goal of industrial leadership and increased autonomy in key strategic value chains with security of supply in raw materials. The total budget is €10 million. Grants are worth up to €2.5m each.

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Award amount max: €2.5m

Closing date: 25 January 2022

Digital fellowships in Japanese studies

Primary funder name: Harvard University

Disciplines: Digital Humanities; Japanese Language; Japanese History; Japanese Literature; Politics & Economics of Asia

Summary text: These support individuals working in the field of Japanese studies with an interest and commitment to the promotion of digital methods of inquiry, research, publication and preservation, particularly within the humanities and social sciences. Fellowships include a stipend worth up to USD 70,000 for one year.

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Award amount max: €70,000

Closing date: 15 February 2022

Laboratories to optimise digital health (R01 clinical trial required)

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

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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Closing date: 01 March 2022

Heritage and Education Centre digital innovation

Primary funder name: Lloyd’s Register Foundation, GB

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 £200,000 for direct costs.

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Award amount max:  £200,000

Closing date: 03 March 2022

Data science collaborative research programme

Primary funder name: Novo Nordisk Foundation | Novo Nordisk Fonden, DK

Disciplines: Sustainable Development & Resource Use; Biostatistics; Biotechnology; Biomedical Engineering; Informatics & Big Data

Summary text: This supports synergistic research collaborations rooted in data science. Grants are worth up to DKK 25 million each over four to five years.

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Award amount max: DKK 25,000,000

Closing date: 16 March 2022

EIT Health – pharma start-up accelerator

Primary funder name: European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Disciplines: Sustainable Development & Resource Use; Biostatistics; Biotechnology; Biomedical Engineering; Informatics & Big Data

Summary text: This enables start-ups with innovative healthcare solutions to participate in a tailored training programme and access business development opportunities.

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Closing date: 16 March 2022

HORIZON-CL4-2022-TWIN-TRANSITION-01 — climate neutral, circular and digitised production

Primary funder name: Horizon Europe: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness

Disciplines: Engineering Software; Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering; Carbon Sequestration; Electrochemistry; Materials Fabrication & Processing; Carbon Dioxide Reduction & Mitigation; Environmental Manufacturing; Industrial Design; Advanced Manufacturing; Waste Recycling, Reduction & Recovery; Automation & Control Engineering; Flexible Manufacturing Systems; Industrial Chemistry; Hydrogen & Synthetic Fuels

Summary text: This supports projects that set out a credible pathway to global leadership in clean and climate-neutral industrial value chains, circular economy and climate-neutral digital systems and infrastructures. The budget is €334.5 million. Grants are worth up to €18m each.

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Award amount max:  €18,000,000

Closing date: 30 March 2022

HORIZON-CL4-2022-DATA-01 — world leading data and computing technologies

Primary funder name: Horizon Europe: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness

Disciplines: Data Communications; Distributed & Cloud Computing; Artificial Intelligence; Business Big Data & Informatics; 5G, Wireless & Mobile Networks; Data Analysis; Software Engineering; Virtual Economy

Summary text: This supports projects that set out a credible pathway to contributing to the goal of globally attractive, secure and dynamic data-agile economy. The budget is €205 million. Grants are worth up to €13m each.

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Award amount max:  €13,000,000

Closing date: 05 April 2022

HORIZON-CL4-2022-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01 — digital and emerging technologies for competitiveness and fit for the green deal

Primary funder name: Horizon Europe: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness

Disciplines: Nanotechnology; Environmental Impact Assessment; Nanoelectronics; Manufacturing Processes & Technologies; Artificial Intelligence; Distributed & Cloud Computing; Sensors & Transducers; Automation & Control Engineering; Materials Sciences; Nanotoxicology; Quantum Computing & Technologies; Photonics & Optical Communication; Computer Networks; Robotics; Energy Storage - Batteries & Grid

Summary text: This supports projects that set out a credible pathway to contributing to the goal of open strategic autonomy in digital technologies and in future emerging enabling technologies. Grants are worth up to €190 million each.

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Award amount max:  €13,000,000

Closing date: 05 April 2022

HORIZON-CL4-2022-HUMAN-01 — a human-centred and ethical development of digital and industrial technologies

Primary funder name: Horizon Europe: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness

Disciplines: Internet & Mobile Technology; Artificial Intelligence; Information Technology & Internet Law; Virtual, Simulated & Augmented Reality; Child Abuse

Summary text: This supports projects that set out a credible pathway to contributing to the goal of a human-centred and ethical development of digital and industrial technologies. The budget is €121 million. Grants are worth up to €11.5m each.

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Award amount max:  €11,500,000

Closing date: 05 April 2022

Fellowship – digital humanities

Primary funder name: Leibniz Institute of European History | Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte

Disciplines: Digital Humanities

Summary text: This supports international doctoral students in carrying out their research project using digital humanities methods at the Institute for a period of six to eight months. One fellowship is available, carrying a monthly stipend of €1,350.

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Award amount max:  €10,800

Closing date: 19 April 2022

Digital resource creation and digital humanities

Primary funder name: Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe

Disciplines: Jewish Studies; Cultural Heritage; Digital Humanities; Digitising & Digital Archives

Summary text: This supports proposals for the digitisation and transcription of Jewish archival or library collections, as well as the creation of accompanying metadata, using techniques such as optical character recognition, text encoding initiative, or linked open data. Grants are worth up to £75,000 each per year for up to three years. Most grants are worth between £15,000 to £40,000 per year.

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Award amount max:  £225,000

Closing date: 19 April 2022

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