The Arts and Humanities Research Council have funding for collaborative research projects with a particular focus on video games
It is unusual for the AHRC to be making a particular focus on just video games, so if it is your research area it is worth looking into the call in more detail because it might not come up again for a while.
Funding body AHRC
Scheme Videogames Research Networking Funding Call
Overview These are for collaborative research projects between arts and humanities researchers and video developers. Proposals should explore new areas of interest to research and development in the videogames industry, be multi-institutional and demonstrate creative and innovative approaches.
Deadlines 1 August 2013
Budget Grants are worth up to £30,000 for projects of six to 18 months, and an additional £15,000 may be sought to cover international activities.