The International Science Partnerships Fund supports UK researchers and innovators to collaborate with international partners on multidisciplinary projects.

What is the fund?

The International Science Partnerships Fund was set up by the UK’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology to support strategic research partnerships between the UK and other countries. Through the fund, UK research and innovation bodies can apply for calls and opportunities around four major global themes: planet, health, technology and talent.

What themes are covered?

Opportunities launched through the fund will focus on four major themes.

  • Resilient Planet - leading the green industrial revolution to protect the planet.

  • Healthy People, Animals and Plants – researching and innovating for secure and healthy populations.

  • Transformative Technologies - developing responsible technologies to secure our place in tomorrow’s world.

  • Tomorrow’s Talent – nurturing talent to drive inclusion, research and innovation.

How much funding is available? 

Each call will have a designated grant amount, specified at the time of launch. 

In total, the International Science Partnerships Fund will provide up to £319 million in funding.

How do I apply?

Opportunities will be posted on Opportunities and insight as they open for applications.


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