Funding Opportunities 

If you are thinking about applying for research funding please get in touch as soon as possible. 

There are different types of research funding available from the various funding organisations throughout the UK which include:

  • researcher-led workstreams which fund research questions proposed directly by researchers.
  • commissioned workstreams which advertise calls for research proposals that address specific research areas.
  • themed calls where special calls for research proposals that address themed areas are advertised; one-off calls for research in areas where a particular need has been identified.


Health and Care Research Wales runs a number of schemes designed to stimulate excellence and support capacity building in health and social care research. RDCS Swansea can help you make your application to any of these schemes. See Health and Care Research Wales Funding Schemes for more details about eligibility and deadlines.


Information about current NIHR funding opportunities can be found here


Charities can also offer research funding examples include:


The list here is not at all exhaustive but the RDCS can help you identify the right opportunity for you so please get in touch