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.

  • Technology solutions for society in India

    Innovate UK is investing up to £1.6 million for projects that use cutting-edge solutions to enhance healthcare, clean technology and infrastructure in India.

    The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and India. Innovate UK and the Indian government are funding this competition, administered by the Newton Fund.

    Projects should address one or more of the following societal...

    Deadline: 22 February 2017
  • Global call for partners in robotics & autonomous systems (RAS)

    The Foundation has today issued a global call for partners active in the area of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) related to the safety and performance of engineered assets and infrastructures on which modern society relies.

    The Foundation aims to advance the safety benefits from RAS with a primary focus on:  

    asset self-certification assurance of RAS learning systems software system integrity  shared curation of RAS knowledge. 

    Other areas of interest are: open data...

    Deadline: 28 February 2017
  • Research Networking Highlight notice

    This highlight notice is intended to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to challenges, policy and/or practice relating to international development. It also seeks to support the development of sustained international boundary crossing collaborations with Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) (details are in the Highlight Notice Document) and/...

    Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Deadline: 28 February 2017
  • Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World

    As part of the Cross-council AMR initiative, AHRC is pleased to invite applications for interdisciplinary research examining ways to meet the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the indoor and built environment. Building on previous calls funded by the Research Councils, this call is explicitly intended to facilitate an arts and...

    Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Deadline: 28 February 2017
  • GCRF Call in Networks for Vaccine R&D

    MRC have opened a call for GCRF networks in vaccine R&D. Launch meeting and networking event on 14 October. 

    Medical Research Council
    Deadline: 1 March 2017
  • Biotechnology for a sustainable bioeconomy

    Announcement of the ERA-Net Cofund on Biotechnologies call for transnational collaborative research projects. The co-funded call with an indicative budget of approximately €36.3M brings together 21 funding organisations from 18 countries. BBSRC contribution is up to £2M.

    The aim of the co-funded call is to contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw material to a sustainable bio-based economy. The submitted pre-proposals must be multidisciplinary and...

    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 2 March 2017