Sources of research funding

Call notification services and major sources of research funding

Research Professional

Research Professional is a comprehensive online research funding opportunities database and alerting service.
The University has a site licence, so it is freely accessible to everyone on the University campus, or staff and students can login with an account.
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UK Research Office (UKRO)

UKRO focuses exclusively on EU research sources enabling you to keep up to date with the latest in EU funding and policy.
UKRO is subscription based so staff from the University of Plymouth are able to create a profile in order to access all sections of the portal.
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Other UK databases

Charity Commission
Regulator and registrar of charities in England and Wales.
EURAXESS Funding Search
Search for international funding opportunities, including travel to conferences, organising meetings, short research visits, fellowships and more.

US databases
A free database listing every open grant opportunity available from US federal sources, includes the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Foundation Directory Online
Public access to essential information about nearly 90,000 foundations and over 250,000 IRS Forms 990-PF.
National Institute of Health (NIH) 
The US medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

Alert services from sponsors

Many sponsors provide information for funding, news and policy information using email notifications or funding search engines.
Some that you can register with or look at are listed below:
Research councils
  • UKRI Funding Finder – you can subscribe to alerts from UKRI or individual councils here too.
Charities and others