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.

  • 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
  • British Embassy Kabul Programme Fund 2017-18

    The British Embassy Kabul have a dedicated fund for supporting projects which further our priorities in Afghanistan. The fund will support projects implemented between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.

    They are looking for a range of bids which can achieve an impact in one year.

    Currently we are inviting bids in the area(s) of:

    Strengthening the Role of Women (bids between c£150k and c£350k) [closing date: Thursday 2nd March...

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Deadline: 2 March 2017
  • UK-China Offshore Renewables Energy

    This is the second of three calls planned under the "UK-China Joint Programme in Low Carbon Innovation" MOU between EPSRC and NSFC. This programme builds on a successful history of collaboration between EPSRC, NERC and NSFC across a range of topics.

    The programme contributes to a broader strategic portfolio of energy research including the RCUK Energy Programme and EPSRC's ambition to develop the next generation of technologies for the safe, secure, cheap and efficient provision of...

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 2 March 2017
  • International Exchanges scheme

    The Royal Society of Chemistry is partnering with the Royal Society on an International Exchange Scheme for UK scientists that want to stimulate new collaborations with leading scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel. 

    Deadline: 7 March 2017
  • African/UK Chemistry Collaborations

    Royal Society grants call for African/UK chemistry collaborations. It is for academics based in any Sub-Saharan African country (excluding South Africa) wishing to establish or build on a collaboration with a UK-based researcher in the field of Chemistry. 

    Up to £12,000 is available for 2-year projects for travel and subsistence including a maximum of £2,000 for research expenses. Applications must be made through the Standard Programme 2017/R1(Standard Programme) deadline, which is...

    Deadline: 7 March 2017
  • Air Quality impacts on agriculture and ecosystems (CSSP China)

    The Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership Programme comprises projects designed to build the basis for strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities to weather and climate variability, supported by the UK government's Newton Fund.

    The Met Office is a Newton Fund delivery partner on behalf of UK government. They are administering the Newton Fund through the Weather and Climate Science for Services Partnerships (WCSSP) programme. 


    Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    Deadline: 7 March 2017