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.

  • 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
  • ESRC-ICSSR Newton call for collaborative research on urban transformations in India

    The UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) invite joint applications for collaborative projects between UK and Indian researchers which seek to enhance understanding of urban challenges and issues in India and achieve economic and social understanding of concerned areas in India.

    We invite proposals to address one or more of the following topics:

    Urban planning, governance and management Formal and informal...
    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 1 August 2017
  • Climate Justice Innovation Fund

    As a recognised leader in the field of climate justice, the Scottish Government has launched the CJIF to catalyse the development of effective innovation which we hope will lead to breakthrough solutions in supporting African communities to build resilience to the worst effects of climate change.

    The CJIF is open to any Scottish-based organisation, working with an in-country partner (or partners), to support the delivery of climate justice-related projects which demonstrate innovation...

    Scottish Government
    Deadline: 7 August 2017
  • ESRC-AHRC Migration Leadership Team

    The ESRC and AHRC are pleased to invite proposals for a Migration Leadership Team to provide intellectual leadership for, and maximise the impact of, their combined migration research portfolio. 

    This is a complex and wide-ranging portfolio, and we anticipate that the appointment will involve a collaboration of two or more individuals bringing complementary senior level expertise in this area.  The team will play a vital role in:

    providing strategic and intellectual leadership...
    Economic and Social Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Deadline: 8 August 2017
  • UK-Malaysia urban innovation challenge 2017

    Innovate UK is investing up to £3 million for projects that use cutting-edge solutions to improve cities in Malaysia.

    The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and Malaysia. Innovate UK and PlaTCOM Ventures, Malaysia are funding this competition, administered by the Newton Fund.

    Projects should address one or more of the...

    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 6 September 2017
  • Birth Day Prize applications now open

    The Birth Day Prize a new funding opportunity with the aim of identifying and bringing to market innovative solutions preventing death and complications during pregnancy and childbirth. It is an initiative of the European Commission which has committed €1 million, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledging another €1 million and a further €500 000 donated by the MSD for Mothers programme of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation. For more information visit the...

    Deadline: 7 September 2017