External funding opportunities

Assistance for R&D Proposals’ Preparation
The UTEC Office of Research offers personalized assistance for the formulation of proposals to be presented in external funding opportunities. To request assistance, write to investigacion@utec.edu.pe at least 5 business days before the proposal submission deadline.
Proyectos especiales: Proyectos de incorporación de investigadores postdoctorales en instituciones peruanas 2023

Proyectos especiales: Proyectos de incorporación de investigadores postdoctorales en instituciones peruanas 2023

→National Grant

Objective: The Special Projects: Projects for the Incorporation of Postdoctoral Researchers in Peruvian Institutions incorporate young researchers and postdoctoral researchers who contribute significantly to generating new knowledge and finding solutions to problems of national interest, by improving the institutional capacities of I +D+i.

Priorities of the call: The proposals presented in this contest should be framed in one of the OECD knowledge areas, and preferences related to one of the following priority areas:

1. Adaptation and mitigation to climate change

2. Valuation and sustainable use of biodiversity

3. Circular Economy

4. Health

5. Food safety

6. Renewable energies

7. Information and communication technologies ICTs

Funding and Term: The PROCIENCIA Program will grant a maximum co-financing amount of S/ 165,000 (one hundred sixty-five thousand soles and 00/100) as monetary resources, for a minimum execution period of twelve (12 months) during 2022 and 2023, in accordance with the Support, Monitoring and Evaluation Guide.

The funding of this contest will only finance the activities of the Postdoctoral Researcher project and will finance up to a maximum of three (03) Postdoctoral Researchers per Project presented.

Deadline: Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 13:00:00 local time UTC/GMT -5 hours

More information available in the official webpage.

Kindling Initiative

Kindling Initiative

→International Grant

Purpose of Kindling Initiative: Build capacity and networks within academe to sustain a robust interest in the adverse effects of industrial animal agriculture, especially concerning low- and middle-income countries. Disseminate and communicate beyond academe the knowledge and insights that researchers have acquired on this broad subject, with academics serving as respected voices, thought leaders, and trusted sources of information on this subject for key segments of society.

Intended grant recipients: Kindling Initiative grants are offered to universities, to academic researchers working in universities, and to academics-led organizations. Independent scholars are also eligible if they can use organizations qualified to receive these grants to act as pass-through agencies. Applicants should hold PhD or equivalent degree. They need not be located in the U.S.

Topic and issues: The work, activities, and purpose supported by these grants must focus on understanding and tackling drivers and adverse effects of large-scale, industrial food animal production, especially concerning low- and middle-income countries. A broad range of topics and issues are covered under this umbrella, from environmental and climate issues, to animal welfare, government policies, and concentration of corporate power.

Grants cannot be used to conduct research: Kindling Initiative grants are not research grants. They support administration, outreach, organizing, and other expenses associated with two kinds of work (a grant request can focus on one or both kinds): 1. Build institutional capacity and networks of academic researchers, and heighten interest in research and teaching. 2. Disseminate and communicate research findings; assist and offer guidance to those outside academe; serve as trusted experts to non-academic sectors.

Response to a Concept Note submission will be given in 5 – 7 days. The response may include an invitation to submit a full proposal.

Those invited to submit full proposals can send their proposals any time within six months of the invitation. (Tiny Beam Fund will help them to prepare strong proposals). Decisions to award grants are made four times each year – typically in March, May, September, December.

Apply here.

The Save Our Seas Foundation

The Save Our Seas Foundation

→International Grant

The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) offers a series of grants dedicated to research, conservation and education projects worldwide. Keystone Grant and Small Grant projects should integrate at least two of these components and focus on threatened marine megafauna, particularly sharks, rays and skates. The Storytelling Grant is dedicated to supporting early career and emerging conservation storytellers and focuses on photography in its inaugural year.

The online application process, deadlines and conditions are different, depending on the grant category you are applying for. Please read the funding guidelines carefully.

Applications for the Small Grant  is open from April 17 to June 16, 2023, 18:00 CET.

Applications for the Keystone Grant are CLOSED and will open again in April 2024.

Applications for the Conservation Fellowships will open soon in 2023.

Applications for the Ocean Storytelling Photography Grant are CLOSED. The next application window will open late in 2023, through the SOSF Grant Portal .

Applications for the Ocean Storytelling Writing Grant are CLOSED. 

Synergies: Support for research-based programmes

Synergies: Support for research-based programmes

→International Grant

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is looking to support research-based and process-oriented programmes that foster exchange between art, science and technology involving organisations in Switzerland and across the world.

From hackathons to fellowships, from residencies to think tanks – the Synergies open call offers support of CHF 20,000 – CHF 150,000 for international collaborations and encourages programmes which spark new approaches, methodologies and connect knowledge from different contexts.

If the following applies to your envisioned programme, it fits the open call:

  • You are looking for a frame in which you can test, build and further develop research- and process-oriented formats at the intersection of art, science and technology.
  • Your programme enables meaningful international collaboration, besides developing and strengthening new and existing networks between art, science and technology.

Your programme is aimed at artistic and cultural practitioners through activities such as networking, residencies, research and exchange formats.
The support is allotted to the conceptualisation, creation and implementation of the programme. This may include artists’ fees, travel costs, material costs, etc. Infrastructural costs (building, renting, etc.) and operational costs (salaries, insurances, etc.) of the organisations will not be supported.

Deadline: October 2, 2023

Apply here.

Vision Grants

Vision Grants

→International Grant

The Spencer Foundation invests in research to improve education, broadly conceived. We have identified a critical need for innovative, methodologically and disciplinarily diverse, large-scale research projects to transform education systems for equity. Importantly, we believe that ambitious research must begin with the challenges, problems, and opportunities in education systems. To stimulate research that addresses this need, the Spencer Foundation is investing in a new program designed to provide scholars with the time, space, resources, and support to plan a large-scale study or program of research: geared toward real-world impact on equity; based on research across disciplines and methods; reliant on meaningful collaboration with practitioners, policymakers, and communities; and focused on transforming educational systems.

Toward this end, the Vision Grants program funds the collaborative planning of innovative, methodologically diverse, interdisciplinary research on education that contributes to transforming education systems for equity. Vision Grants are research planning grants to bring together a team, for 6 to 12 months, to collaboratively develop ambitious, large-scale research projects focused on transforming educational systems toward greater equity. This program takes as core that visionary, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research projects require time, space, and thoughtfulness to incubate and plan. Vision Grants are $75,000 total and two cycles of this grant program will be held annually. Different from many of our other programs, the proposal does not yet need to be a fully fleshed out research plan. Proposals are identifying a research topic, scope for impact, process and a team that will lead to a fully fleshed out research plan by the end of the grant period.

While the Vision Grant program stands on its own to spark research ideas and collaborations, being awarded a Vision Grant is also a prerequisite for applying to our Transformative Research Grant program (TRG, $3.5 million), which are designed for large-scale research projects that transform education systems for equity.

Intent to Apply Form Deadline: August 15, 2023 (12 noon CDT)

Full Proposal Deadline: September 14, 2023 (12 noon CDT)

Apply here.

Movilizaciones con Ecos Nord Perú

Movilizaciones con Ecos Nord Perú

→National Grant

Objective: Promote collaboration between the academic and scientific communities of Peru and France, in priority sectors recognized by both parties, promoting exchanges of scientific, technological and innovative knowledge and its dissemination; through the mobilization of researchers and doctoral students, within the framework of R&D projects that are underway or about to start.

Priorities of the call: The proposals presented in this contest must be related to one of the following thematic areas:

1. Life Sciences and Biotechnology

2. Science and Technology of Materials

3. Information and Communication Technologies

4. Environmental Sciences and Technologies

5. Basic Sciences

6. Human, Social and Economic Sciences

Funding and Term: The financing is related to travel expenses, for the items of: tickets, insurance and maintenance; according to the duration of the trip.

Maximum financeable amount USD 15,000 (Fifteen Thousand and 00/100 US dollars) in total for a maximum period of 03 years, at a rate of up to USD 5,000 (Five Thousand and 00/100 US dollars) per year.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Read the guidelines here.

Wellcome Early-Career Awards

Wellcome Early-Career Awards

→International Grant

This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Through innovative projects, they will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, they will be ready to lead their own independent research programme.

  • Where your host organisation is based: UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India and mainland China)
  • Level of funding: Your salary and up to £400,000 for research expenses. If eligible, you may also request additional funding for overseas allowances and overheads.
  • Duration of funding: Usually 5 years, but may be less for some disciplines, and may only be longer if held on a part-time basis.

Application deadline: 05 October 2023, 17:00 GMT

Apply here.

“Premio Ejército del  Perú estímulo a la Investigacion, Desarrollo e Innovación en Ciencia y Tecnología AF- 2023”

“Premio Ejército del Perú estímulo a la Investigacion, Desarrollo e Innovación en Ciencia y Tecnología AF- 2023”

→National Grant

The purpose of this call is to stimulate creativity, ingenuity and an inventive spirit to find solutions to the problems of material and equipment needs in the Army; and especially to technological development; which will contribute to reduce technological dependence through products, technologies or institutional inventions.

Research areas:

  • Weapons and ammunition system.
  • Sensors and electronic systems.
  • Technologies common to bases and facilities, platforms and combatant.
  • Bases and facilities.
  • Land platforms.
  • Aerial platforms.
  • Fighter.
  • CBRN (nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical).
  • Information and communication technologies ICT’s.

Access to the guidelines and registration form  here.

Reception of research projects: from April 3 to October 13, 2023.

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

→International Grant

The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. However, it is very competitive indeed with only around 12% of applicants in 2019 receiving a grant.

Grants will be awarded based on their ability to meet criteria pre-determined by the Species Fund, and are for maximum of $25,000 for each project.

You can complete and submit the application online by clicking here. Before starting an application, please ensure that you have read and understood the application criteria (especially relating to the species conservation status) and have had a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Fund’s website.

Once your application has been submitted you will receive an automated email acknowledging receipt of your application, which will also contain log in details.

There are three grant rounds per year, and generally applications received before the end of February will receive a reply at the end of April or early May. The next submission deadline will be the last day of June, (and applicants will receive a reply in September). The final round of grants in a given year usually has a deadline of the end of October, with applicants receiving a repsonse in late December of the same year or early January of the following year. For exact timings and details, please visit the Timetable page. Please do not leave it until the last minute to submit your application but do so well ahead of the deadline.

Please note that this is a very competitive process and sadly the vast majority of applicants do not receive grants. The Fund has limited amounts of money to spend each year and receives far more applications for good projects than could possibly be supported. In 2019 only 12% of applicants received any kind of a grant, and around 1,500 were turned down.

For any questions regarding the application, or to be added to the Fund’s contact database, please use the “Contact Us” details provided, or send an email to enquiries@mbzf.org or Nheard@mbzf.org

The next application deadline is 30th June, 2023.

Healthcare speed grant

Healthcare speed grant

→International Grant

At Merck, we are dedicated to accelerating innovation and advancing science. That’s why we want to foster independent research by reducing financial hurdles for researchers. We are inviting pre-clinical researchers in the fields of oncology, immuno-oncology, autoimmune disorders and drug discovery technologies to apply to our fast funding programme: the Merck Biopharma Speed Grant Initiative. If your application receives a positive decision, grant funding will be made available within weeks of us receiving your application. Grants of up to €30,000 per project are available.

Who can apply?
Pre-clinical researchers in the fields of oncology, immuno-oncology, autoimmune disorders and drug discovery technologies are invited to apply. Funding is available for pre-clinical research only.

Healthcare professionals and researchers employed by Healthcare Organizations may not be funded by this initiative for formal and legal reasons.

To apply for the Speed Grand Initiative, send us a mail here.

How does it works?
All information submitted in the application is considered non-confidential. Please ensure you have permission to disclose any information you share on the application form.

Applicants will keep all rights to results and the respective IP. We can even help you to submit your patent application upon request.

Merck Biopharma will accept or decline applications at our own discretion. Please consult the terms and conditions for further information.

Your Benefit
If your application is approved, you can benefit from financial support in the form of a grant of up to €30,000 per project. We want to accelerate your project’s potential. That’s why grant funding will be made available within weeks of us receiving your application if your project receives a positive decision.