Comprehensive Funding Service

Our company’s unmatched funding team maintains our comprehensive funding database, which contains detailed information on thousands of funding opportunities from sponsors from all around the world. From the largest research council to the smallest private charity, from travel grants to industry fellowships, our team of analysts searches high and low for research funding opportunities so that you don’t have to.

Imagine a single platform that could show you every funding opportunity for researchers in every discipline, from every funder, all over the world. Research Professional does just that, with summaries of all of the latest funding opportunities worldwide, updated daily from our extensive database of sponsors and awards.

Every funding opportunity is also linked to searchable discipline terms from our thesaurus, allowing subscribers to search for all funding available within their specific research areas. In our newsletters we provide carefully compiled summaries of every funding opportunity open to our readers, including all submission deadlines, funding amounts, research areas, eligibility criteria, contact details and more.

We provide comprehensive coverage of funding opportunities from the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand, as well as all pan-European opportunities, including those offered by the European Commission. We also list funding opportunities from other countries if they are open to applications from researchers worldwide.

By delivering details of these opportunities to researchers as soon as they have been announced, we provide a powerful way to help researchers find the funding they require. Many experienced research managers in institutions all over the world regard this unique tool as the most effective, single approach that their teams can adopt to maximise their chances of obtaining financial support for their research.

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Funding Insight

Funding Insight is a combination of critical data, insight and know how that helps universities avoid spending too much time on research funding applications that fail. (UK only for now). Find out more.

Find Funding Opportunities

Our comprehensive database of funding opportunities currently contains over 7,000 open calls for funding.

Use the search box below to find out how many opportunities we have in your area of research. (Please note, the result shows all matching calls - you may not be eligible to apply for all of them)

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Major Sponsors

We have a dedicated team of analysts continuously checking and working with all known and new sponsors for updates on new calls and award information, including funding opportunity deadlines.


Research Fortnight has been publishing sponsors and funding opportunities for the UK for more than 15 years. Sponsors we cover include:

  1. • The 7 UK research councils: EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC, STFC, NERC, BBSRC and MRC
  2. • Other major sponsors such as DEFRA, the Department of Health (including NIHR), TSB, JISC, the Wellcome Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, NESTA, FSA, the Royal Society and the Home Office (and other government agencies)
  3. • Smaller sponsors such as Cancer Research UK, the Institute of Physics, the Joseph Rowntree Foundatlon, the Arthritis Research Campaign, Nonhem Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke, Medical Research Scotland


Research Europe covers funding opportunities across multiple disciplines, from sponsors in the public, private, not-for-profit and academic sectors throughout Europe. This includes:

  1. • Framework Programme 7 and the Official Journal
  2. • European Commission or DG calls
  3. • The websites of the Directorate-Generals
  4. • Tenders Electronic Daily
  5. • European Space Agency tenders


Research Africa covers a large and rapidly growing market in terms of numbers of funding opportunities we include. The largest sponsors include:

  1. • The National Research Foundation and Medical Research Council in South Africa
  2. • The UK Department for International Development
  3. • The World Health Organisation
  4. • The World Bank
  5. • Various national development organisations, such as USAID, NZAID, AUSAID