Making science work for development


Explore and understand the global development research funding landscape and find the latest selection of funding opportunities, ranging from major research grants and prizes, to individual fellowships, studentships and training.

  • UK-Malaysia urban innovation challenge 2017

    Innovate UK is investing up to £3 million for projects that use cutting-edge solutions to improve cities in Malaysia.

    The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and Malaysia. Innovate UK and PlaTCOM Ventures, Malaysia are funding this competition, administered by the Newton Fund.

    Projects should address one or more of the...

    Deadline: 30 August 2017
  • Smart Grids Innovation Challenge

    The objective of this Call is to undertake Research & Development in the field of Smart Grids to innovate on components /systems / sub-systems / technologies required to address the challenges related to the design, development, integration, operation, management, and optimization of the grids in a way that can allow the use of up to 100% renewable energy.

    Deadline: 31 August 2017
  • Off Grid Access to Electricity Innovation Challenge

    The objective of this Call is to promote affordable and accessible access to clean energy derived from off grid electricity as set forth in the MI-Innovation challenge document. Specifically, the overarching objectives are:

    For individual homes, the objective is to support significant reduction in price and increase performance of renewable power systems by 2020. For remote communities, the objective is to demonstrate in diverse geographic and climate conditions, the robust, reliable,...
    Deadline: 31 August 2017
  • Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development

    Following a successful round of pilot funding for development data innovation projects last year, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data has announced a second funding round for data for development projects, to open on August 1st, 2017.

    As part of the 'Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development' funding, which is supported by the World Bank's Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building, GPSDD will seek innovative proposals for data production,...

    Deadline: 1 September 2017
  • Support to research institutions and organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Norad invites research institutions and research organisaitons based in the Sub-Saharan Africa to submit applications for funding.

    Norad provides mainly programme support, but can in some cases consider core support.

    Approximately 35 million NOK per year is made available under this call. Norad plans to support a total of 4-6 institutions/organisations for a period of 3-5 years.

    The desired impact of the support scheme is to increase research-based knowledge of high...

    Deadline: 1 September 2017
  • The Queen's Awards for Enterprise

    The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in four categories International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and also for Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility), to recognise businesses who promote social mobility. 

    Deadline: 1 September 2017