Our opportunity seeds

Opportunity seeds are designed to support high-potential ideas that sit within an ARIA opportunity space, but outside the scope of a focused programme.

With smaller budgets, less structure and shorter timeframes than programmes, opportunity seeds support individual research teams to uncover new pathways and technical capabilities, which could inspire future programmes or might justify additional support as a standalone project.

View all our live opportunity seed funding calls below.


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“To increase our chances of getting to breakthroughs, we’re backing trailblazers pursuing research ideas too speculative, too interdisciplinary or simply too out there for traditional funders.”


Looking for programme funding instead? Visit our programme page here.

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Live funding opportunities

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Nature Computes BetterSuraj BramhavarRound 2 open now - apply by 17.04.24Find out more

Nature Computes Better


Suraj Bramhavar


Round 2 open now - apply by 17.04.24

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