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.

  • Diagnostics, prosthetics and orthotics to tackle health challenges in developing countries

    This call is supported through EPSRC’s Global Challenges Research Fund allocation. The aim of this activity is to support an internationally leading programme of research, centred around innovative healthcare technologies, to tackle the challenges faced by developing countries. Proposals must address one of the following two priority areas to be considered through this call:

    Low cost, rapid, point of care imaging and diagnostic technologies Affordable prosthetics and orthotics.


    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 25 May 2017
  • International Exchange Programme - Bilateral

    The Bilateral Programme facilitates the collaboration between researchers from Scotland and those based in institutions with which the RSE has a formal MoU. Exchange Programme grants are for short-term visits of one to four weeks duration, the key objectives being to enhance the research capabilities of individual researchers, develop international collaborative links, and enable participation in international research programmes. These grants are open to all academics and researchers and...

    Deadline: 31 May 2017
  • Global Public Health: Partnership Awards pre-call announcement

    The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) offers a unique opportunity for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) to co-design a global public health initiative. The forthcoming call seeks to bring together expertise in medical science and health interventions in developing countries, with an understanding of local knowledge, cultural dynamics, community engagement and trust.

    The MRC and AHRC plan to launch two consecutive partnership award...

    Medical Research Council , Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Deadline: 8 June 2017
  • Travel Grants - Researcher Links/Newton Fund

    Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher's career opportunities.

    Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in one of the...

    Deadline: 13 June 2017
  • Workshop grants - Researcher Links/Newton Fund

    Newton Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.

    Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in the UK and the country hosting the workshop to attend.

    Deadline: 13 June 2017
  • Newton PhD Scholarships

    Working through the Newton Agham Programme, the British Council and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) are pleased to offer Newton PhD Scholarships.

    The aim of the CHED Newton PhD Scholarships is to facilitate the capacity building of individuals, and the building of sustainable, long-lasting links between the UK and the Philippines.

    Deadline: 13 June 2017