Politics and International Relations

Funding Deadlines

All applications through the Department must be approved in advance by the Research Committee. If you would like to apply for any of these schemes, please contact the Research Support Team by the dates given below. Please remember we need at least four working weeks* to process applications. This timeframe is designed to enable us to help you put together a well-prepared application and properly costed budget, as well as meeting University requirements.
*Internal deadlines for application schemes vary depending on the sponsor and the scheme.

If members of the Department wish to be named on applications made through other departments or institutions they MUST discuss this with the Department first and get approval, even if you do not think there will be any costs involved (Research Support Team).

**PLEASE NOTE: Some Department deadlines have been brought forward due to University closures and staff leave in the vacations (for example, if you are interested in applying for any funding scheme with a January deadline you must contact the RST by the beginning of December at the latest).

Funding Scheme Contact the RST by: External Deadlines

Leverhulme Major Research Fellowships



ERC Consolidator Grants



John Fell Fund



ERC Advanced Grants



Note: The ESRC has bilateral agreements with several other European research funding agencies to facilitate collaborative research. Some schemes have deadlines, others are open-ended. Please see the information about bilateral agreements on the ESRC website.

Open-ended funding schemes with no application deadlines:

Other sources of information about funding opportunities:

ResearchProfessional.com (searchable database)

Research Services Office website:



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