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.

  • Strengthening engineering research and training in Africa

    IDRC seeks to bridge the gap between the supply of, and demand for, research and training in applied science fields to support direct applications to socioeconomic development at the regional and national scales.

    This call for proposals challenges universities as well as public and private stakeholders to develop and implement novel ways of delivering quality and relevant training and research  in engineering and applied science fields.

    In particular, this call for expressions...

    Deadline: 24 September 2017
  • Building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments - Announcement of Opportunity

    NERC, the Department for International Development, and the Economic & Social Research Council invite proposals to address the topic building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments. Funding is available to apply existing environmental and social science research to inform the design, development, refinement and validation of financing instruments to help developing countries respond and recover from extreme weather and natural disasters.

    The overarching goal...

    Department for International Development, Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 26 September 2017
  • MRC-CONFAP Call for Health Systems Research Networks

    The proposed MRC-CONFAP call for health systems research networks seeks to support UK-Brazil partnerships working to identify research questioned focused on improving the health system and health care for vulnerable communities in Brazil.

    The UK-Brazil network must include at least two participating Brazilian State Funding Agencies (“FAP”) in Brazil and one UK partner.

    The joint funders seek interdisciplinary proposals from UK-Brazil networks that aim to address health systems...

    Deadline: 26 September 2017
  • UK-Guangdong urban innovation challenge 2017

    The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and Guangdong province. Innovate UK and Guangdong Department of Science and Technology (GDST) are funding this competition as part of the Newton Fund.

    Projects should address one or more of the following urban challenges:

    smart mobility affordable healthcare through big data solutions smart platforms for sustainable urban environments

    We expect projects to range in size from total project costs...

    Deadline: 27 September 2017
  • Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries

    Research Councils UK invites proposals from eligible UK research organisations to establish and lead a number of challenge-led and impact-focused GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs which meet the aims of Official Development Assistance. Between £8m - £20m (full economic cost) will be available for each Hub, provided over a 5 year period starting on 1st December 2018. Depending on the quality of the applications received we anticipate awarding 12 - 15 Hubs.

    Deadline: 29 September 2017
  • Pre-announcement: UK-India Newton-Bhabha Fund joint call on pulses and oilseeds

    BBSRC and India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will shortly open a UK-India Newton-Bhabha Fund joint call for applications to a new initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to address biological constraints on the production in India of pulses and oilseeds grown for food or animal feed. The aim of the call is to use genomic approaches to accelerate varietal improvement by understanding and exploiting traits to enhance yield potential, increase tolerance to climatic stresses or poor-...

    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 30 September 2017