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.

  • Magna Carta Fund - Call for Concept Note Bids: Libya 2017/2018

    In support of the National Security Council (NSC) policy on Libya and the UK’s Magna Carta Fund Strategy, Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) aims to provide assistance in Libya that will uphold universal human rights, democracy, and the rule of law as key building blocks for more secure and prosperous societies.

    HMG is, therefore, looking for innovative ideas to promote educational, vocational, social and financial opportunities for Libyan youth, to help develop more active and positive...

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Deadline: 30 June 2017
  • Global health research seed grant

    The Wellcome Trust-Imperial College Centre for Global Health Research announces the Global Health Research Seed Grant scheme. The scheme is intended to catalyse two types of new scientific research partnerships in global health:

    New interdisciplinary scientific research across multiple Imperial College Faculties, Schools and Institutes. New partnerships between Imperial researcher and academic institutions in low and middle-income countries.
    Wellcome Trust
    Deadline: 30 June 2017
  • Antimicrobial Resistance in a Global Context – A Cross-Council call in partnership with the Department of Health

    The call aims to support three to four interdisciplinary research consortia taking a whole systems approach to identify the burden and primary drivers of AMR and specifically antibacterial resistance (ABR) in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). The consortia will contribute to the UK’s commitment to Official Development Assistance (ODA) and help identify, prioritise and understand the drivers of ABR in LMIC settings.

    Medical Research Council
    Deadline: 11 July 2017
  • Innovation Follow-on Call: Enabling innovation in the UK and developing countries

    This call funding aims to increase and accelerate the uptake and impact of research council funded research outputs by supporting translational and knowledge exchange activity which delivers direct tangible and demonstrable benefits to end users, particularly businesses. Funds will be used to support projects which focus upon generating user applicable outputs from past and/or current research and which translates them into outcomes that achieve impact within the NERC remit (in the UK and/or...

    Natural Environment Research Council
    Deadline: 12 July 2017
  • Tackling Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour in Modern Business

    The British Academy is launching today, 20 June 2017 a new, competitive research funding call, Tackling Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour in Modern Business, in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID).

    This programme will fund excellent, policy-oriented UK research, aimed at addressing the UN’s Sustainable...

    Department for International Development
    Deadline: 19 July 2017
  • BBSRC International Travel Award Scheme


    The BBSRC International Travel Award Scheme aims to help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts.

    Funding is available in collaborative areas such as:

    First contact type activities that require short term travel support. The award could allow researchers to travel outside the UK to initiate collaboration or prepare proposals with partners for international...
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 24 July 2017