External funding opportunities
The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund
This fund is available to all higher education institutions in Peru. It is mandatory to include a partnership between a US Higher Education Institution (HEI) and a Peruvian one. The proposal must include academic exchange or student training in the following topics:
- Green Economy
- Environment, Climate Action, and Energy Transition
- Digital Transformation
- Gender, Inclusion & Diversity
- Regional Integration
- Public Health
- Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
- Human Rights and Public Policy
- Education Technology
- Food and Agricultural Sciences
- Economic Development
Available Awards: Nine (9) awards of up to $36,100, for U.S.-Peru, Ecuador, and/or Bolivia programs
*Special consideration must be given to the thematic areas in which we can participate and the term of the grant, as well as the expected results and the design of the proposal.
Read the guidelines and requirements here.
Deadline: August 28
Conéctate A+ 2022 Small Grants and Conference Grants (Pre-announcement)
The Cluster of Collaboration (CLOC) Conéctate A+ is launching two funding calls to encourage the research community to address pressing knowledge needs in science, policy, practice, and society. The calls focus on the areas of climate change, ecosystems, and health in the Tropical Andes and Central America region within the framework of sustainable development.
Calls open 19 August 2022.
Small Grants for Collaborative Research
The Conéctate A+ small grants programme invites proposals for collaborative research and synthesis activities that generate outputs such as publications and kickstart integrative research initiatives and projects focused on teaching, training, and capacity development across the thematic areas of climate change, ecosystems and health in the Tropical Andes and Central America region, within the framework of sustainable development. We encourage the Conéctate A+ community to consider this call as a means to foster continued scientific collaboration between network partners in Switzerland and the Tropical Andes and Central America region.
Conference Grants Supporting Participation in Conferences
Participating in scientific meetings and conferences is an integral part of professional development, fostering research collaborations, and exchanging ideas. In recognition of this important aspect of research, Conéctate A+ is launching a funding call to support researchers’ participation in conferences linked to Conéctate A+’s core topics that take place within the region of the applicant’s residency. We especially encourage early career researchers (ECRs) to apply for this funding opportunity.
Key Dates and Milestones
- Calls for small grants and conference grants open: 19 August 2022
- Deadline for proposals: 14 October 2022
Proyectos especiales: Consorcios Regionales de CTI
Objective: Contribute to the increase of new scientific knowledge and/or new technologies that respond to a common productive, social or environmental need of the regions, through the formation of regional science, technology and innovation consortiums.
Target Audience: For this contest, the proposals will be submitted by a regional consortium, which must be made up of entities representing the triple helix (academy-industry-government), where at least one must come from a region other than the entity applicant.
Minimum conformation of the Consortium:
- One (01) requesting entity.
- At least three (03) associated entities, which can be:
− At least one (01) representative of the academy
− At least one (01) representative of the industry and
− At least one (01) government representative (regional, local and/or ministry).
1) Universities that are licensed by SUNEDU at the closing date of the application.
2) Public Research Institutes (IPIs)4.
3) National centers of research and/or technological development and/or technological innovation of a public or private non-profit regime. In the case of public entities, they must be constituted as executing units.
4) Peruvian Companies
5) Centers for Productive Innovation and Technology Transfer (CITEs) public or private.
Funding and Term: CONCYTEC, through the PROCIENCIA Program, will finance at least six (6) grants for a maximum amount of financing, as monetary resources of up to S/ 500,000 (five hundred thousand and 00/100 soles), disbursed by PROCIENCIA. in 2022, regardless of the duration of the Project.
The maximum execution time will be 18 months according to the agreement established in the Support, Monitoring and Evaluation Guide.
Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 13:00:00 local time UTC/GMT -5 hours
Visit the official webpage to read the guidelines
*In the case of CTI regional consortiums, UTEC may participate as an applicant and associated entity. Take into account the minimum conformation of the consortium together with 3 other entities: academic, industrial and government representatives (whether regional, local or ministry). We recommend having special consideration in the type of proposal that will be presented, the expected results, the composition of the team, financing and financeable items.
Premio Nacional L’ORÉAL-UNESCO-CONCYTEC – ANC Por las Mujeres en la Ciencia
The objective of this contest is to recognize and encourage leadership, proven track record in STI activities, exceptional contribution and/or excellence of STI production developed by Peruvian women researchers, outstanding nationally or internationally, and their contribution to development of CTI in the scientific disciplines indicated in this contest.
Priorities of the Call: Applications must be aligned with the following scientific disciplines:
- Formal Sciences
- Physical sciences
- Life sciences
- Engineering Sciences and Technology
- Others (Anthropology and Archaeology)
Target Audience: This contest is aimed at scientific researchers of Peruvian nationality and who reside in the country (not less than one year from the start date of this call), according to their academic profile they are located in two (02) categories:
Category A: Scientific Excellence
Scientific researchers of Peruvian nationality residing in the country, with a doctorate degree, without age limit, with a recognized scientific career in the scientific disciplines indicated in this call, and who have contributed significant contributions to scientific knowledge and/or technological development.
Exceptionally, those young researchers who, despite being included in Category “B” (Rising talents / B.2.2. Researchers with a doctoral degree), may apply in this Category “A” (Scientific Excellence), ensure have a good scientific production, acknowledgments and significant contributions to scientific knowledge and/or technological development.
Category B: Rising Talents
Young scientific researchers of Peruvian nationality residing in the country, aged under 45 (as of 07/26/2022), with academic excellence and who have research related to any of the scientific disciplines indicated in this call, and are: i) enrolled in an EPG, conducting research to obtain the academic degree of doctor, ii) as a doctoral candidate, iii) with academic degree of doctor obtained within a maximum period of 8 years (as of 07/26/ 2022).
Financing and Term: L’Oréal Perú S.A. will award funding as the National Prize L’Oréal -UNESCO – CONCYTEC – ANC “For women in Science” of S / 45,000.00 (Forty-five thousand and 00/100 Soles) in each of the categories to promote development of scientific researchers in the country.
Likewise, the participation of Peruvian scientists in the international awards L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards and L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Rising Talents will be promoted.
Closing of the Call: Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 13:00:00 local time UTC / GMT -5 hours.
Visit the official webpage for more information.
Research Grants on Education: Large
The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We anticipate awarding grants with budgets across each of the following funding tiers — $125,000 to 250,000; $250,001 to $375,000; and $375,001 to $500,000. Within each of our funding tiers, we evaluate projects within tier and strongly encourage applicants to submit for funding that best fits their project rather than applying for the highest amount. We accept Intent to Apply forms twice a year.
This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.
- Applications Open: December 1, 2022
- Intent to Apply: January 12, 2023, 12:00PM (Noon) CENTRAL
- Full Proposal Deadline: February 22, 2023, 12:00PM (Noon) CENTRAL
Visit the official webpage for more information.
Request for proposals: Freshwater
Freshwater is vital for life on Earth, for people, species and places across the natural world. Yet, in many places around the globe, our management of freshwater resources is becoming unsustainable. Understanding the interconnectedness and complexity of local and regional freshwater issues is critical to living sustainably on Earth and is an integral part of the National Geographic Society’s mission to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.
National Geographic Society seeks innovative photography, short film, writing, data visualization and other storytelling proposals to help water users understand the issues around global water sustainability. This work will be supported by data, science and cartography provided by the National Geographic-supported World Water Map developed by Utrecht University.
We seek projects that center around the following themes related to water:
- Interconnectedness: Water is the great connector. Rivers span political boundaries, flowing from one community to the next. Moreover, nothing breaks down silos like water. It is bound up in cultural and religious practices, gender, geology, geography, public health, nature, geopolitics and the production and movement of food and other products. We seek stories that build nuance around standard and didactic narratives, helping audiences to understand how these topics are all connected, just as we are.
- Justice: The story of water is also fundamentally the story of power. Who controls access, where it flows, what this precious resource is used for–all boils down to privilege. How are issues of race and inequality refracted through the lens of access to water?
- Change and Adaptation: Changes on earth due to global warming, human population growth and technology all result in changes to water supply and demand; water is an indicator of these changes to life on earth. Moreover, water and climate change are more closely linked than most people realize. We seek stories of solutions and resilience, in particular how people are adapting to these changes.
Projects that benefit local audiences or incorporate local voices are strongly encouraged. Water issues span nearly every aspect of the human and natural world; we’re seeking projects with a scientific underpinning and will be looking for these to be well-researched and grounded by science. Storytellers may choose to have a scientist on their team as an advisor to their work. Some journalists feel less comfortable or that they lack the right credentials or education to cover science stories. But journalists and storytellers who have less experience in scientific research may find that they have actually covered issues of social science extensively. If your work is related to inequities around access to resources like freshwater, you’ve covered a social-science story. We seek applications that show the spirit of scientific inquiry.
Applicants may request up to $20,000. Budgets of successful proposals will include reasonable, well justified costs directly required to complete the project. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over the course of one year. Some projects may be selected for additional funds after proof of concept is demonstrated. All applications should explicitly state the plan for evaluating the impact of the proposed work. Applicants may use a portion of the budget for HEFAT or other security training, if applicable.
Deadline: October 12, 2022.
Visit the official webpage for more information.
National Geographic: Level II funding
Who should apply: If you are more established in your field, have previously received a National Geographic Society grant, or are seeking a higher level of funding, you may apply for a Level II Grant. You are not required to have previously received a National Geographic Society grant to apply for this opportunity. These grants are highly competitive and reserved for select projects that push boundaries to achieve significant and tangible impact in your field. Projects can be up to two years long.
Benefits: Level II Grant recipients receive funding up to $100,000. Smaller requests will be accommodated and will not be more or less competitive. At this funding level, grantees will provide mentorship to others within the Explorer community, contribute their expertise, and may participate in relevant speaking engagements upon request.
Applications are only accepted when submitted through our online portal. Please do not mail or email your application.
Deadline: October 12, 2022
Visit the official webpage for more information.
National Geographic-Level I funding
Who should apply: If you are working to establish yourself in your field, hope to gain experience leading projects, are interested in joining the National Geographic Explorer community, and have not yet received a grant from the National Geographic Society*, you may apply for a Level I Grant. Funding requests at this level can be up to USD $20,000. Projects can be up to one year in length, although projects with “Technology” as the primary focus can be up to two years. These grants are highly competitive and priority will be given to applicants who thoughtfully demonstrate how joining the Explorer Community will help to establish their career.
*Individuals who are already National Geographic Explorers (i.e., those who have already received a grant from the National Geographic Society) are NOT eligible to apply for Level I Grants. Level I Grants are only available to individuals who are entirely new to the National Geographic network, as well as individuals already in the network who are not yet Explorers, including team members on previous grants, National Geographic Young Explorers awarded in 2019 or later, recipients of discretionary funding opportunities such as the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists and the COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund, and recipients of grants from the China Air & Water Fund.
Benefits: Level I Grants receive funding up to $20,000 and offer unique opportunities for training, networking, coaching, mentorship, and more from fellow National Geographic Explorers, experts, staff, partners, and forums. We are looking for individuals who are interested in becoming an active part of the Explorer Community.
ELDP Documentation Grants
Small Grants (SG)
Small grants can be used for a range of purposes related to the documentation of endangered languages, such as to carry out fieldwork, develop a pilot project, or complete a project already begun. The maximum grant awarded is £10,000.
SG Information Pack
Individual Graduate Scholarships (IGS)
IGS applications are invited from individuals seeking scholarship funding for up to 3 years. Individual Graduate Scholarship projects last for 12 to 36 months; field trips are normally involved. In addition to field trip costs, you may apply for a stipend to cover the period while undertaking field research and processing the results. A stipend provides funding to cover direct living costs and is not a salary; as such, employment-based taxes should not be claimed.
IGS Information Pack
Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (IPF)
IPF grantees are typically researchers at an early stage in their academic career (e.g. who have held a PhD less than 5 years), with qualifications in linguistics and experience in linguistic fieldwork. IPFs are available for between 12 and 24 months and the maximum amount is 250,000 Euro.
IPF Information Pack
Major Documentation Project (MDP)
MDP funding can cover elements including fieldwork costs, equipment, researchers’ salaries, and grduate students’ stipends (stipends should be included only for activities contributing to the project while in the field or processing the documentation materials). Project duration is from 6 to 36 months. Funding for these projects typically ranges from anything above 10,000 up to 130,000 Euro (the maximum is 300,000 Euro). We encourage you to submit quality proposals that provide value for money and are clearly justified.
MDP Information Pack
Read more information in the official webpage.
Discovery research funding remit
This call includes research into the:
- Fundamental processes that underpin biology, to understand more about how life works
- Complexities of human health and disease, including clinical and population-based approaches
- Development of methodologies, conceptual frameworks, technologies, tools or techniques that could benefit health-related research
- Needs, values and priorities of the people and communities affected by disease and health disparities
- Social, cultural, political and historical contexts of human health and disease.
Research can involve experimental or theoretical approaches. It can be carried out in the laboratory, office, clinic or field.
Who we fund: We fund people at all career stages, from a broad range of disciplines. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
- Humanities and social science
- Clinical and allied health sciences
- Experimental medicine
- Public health.
We fund individuals and teams of researchers.
Our schemes are open to applicants based in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and low- and middle-income countries, and coapplicants from the rest of the world if applying as part of a team.
We particularly welcome applications that bring together different disciplines to tackle problems creatively and with new perspectives.
Find out more about our discovery research schemes, including eligibility and what we offer.