Internal funding opportunities

  • The Research Office manages a series of internal funding calls

View the current internal opportunities

  • The Faculty of Natural Sciences also provides support academics through the "Kick Start Funding" and the "Industry and SME proof of concept funding" schemes

Visit the Strategic Research Funding Scheme web page

External funding opportunities

  • Find out more about funding opportunities from the European Commission by visiting their H2020 funding portal.
  • Investigators are encouraged to create a profile to receive the latest national and international funding news by visiting the Research Professional web site.


  • All non-commercial funders offer their own fellowship schemes. Please visit our fellowships web page for information on these various schemes and deadlines.

Information for Early Career Researchers

Imperial College and the Faculty is keen to provide their full support to their junior members of staff.

Advice and specific opportunities are available to Early Career Researchers and Fellows through our ECR web page.

Post-Graduate Opportunities and Scholarships

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is seeking to recruit high calibre post-graduate students to conduct research in our various Departments and multidisciplinary Centres.

Find out more about our wide range of scholarships and current opportunities.

Industrial funding and corporate engagement

Academics are encouraged to broaden their research portfolio and collaborations by engaging with end-users and industry beyond the Faculty SME engagement fund. A good way to engage with corporate partners is by applying for leveraged funding schemes from Research Councils and other government funding bodies:

Impact Acceleration Accounts also provide an excellent route for engaging with end-users and maximise the impact of Research Council funding.

The Entreprise team provides support to academics who want to engage with industry sponsors and work with end-users. Please contact your Corporate Partnerships team for more information.