This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.

Webinar about our new schemes

Watch a recording of the webinar that took place on Monday 12 April 2021. 

Scheme at a glance 

Where the host organisation of the lead applicant is based:
Level of funding:

You should ask for the resources you need for your research programme – see the 'What we offer' section on this page. You will need to justify this in your application. 

Duration of funding:

Usually 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines, and longer if held on a part-time basis.

Eligibility and suitability 

What we offer 

How to apply 

Key dates 

August 2021 round

  1. April 2021


  2. August 2021

    Applications open

  3. November 2021

    Application deadline

  4. May 2022

    Funding decision

Contact us 

If you have a question, contact our grants information officers:

Send us a message

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