The Royal Society invites applications for its research grants. These provide seed-corn funding for newly independent researchers or principal investigators, and independent researchers or principal investigators returning from a career break, for research within the society’s remit in the life and physical sciences. The aim is to enable them to develop new ideas and projects of timeliness and promise and position them for competitive larger awards from other funders. This scheme covers all areas of life and physical sciences, including biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics, but excluding clinical medicine.
Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent status, be working as independent researchers within five years of their first academic position and be resident in the UK at the time of the application. They must be based at an eligible UK institution and have access to their own lab space.
Grants are worth up to £20,000 each over one year, and may be used towards the purchase of specialised equipment, consumables and travel and subsistence costs.