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.

  • Industry Fellowships

    This scheme is for academic scientists who want to work on a collaborative project with industry and for scientists in industry who want to work on a collaborative project with an academic organisation. 

    It aims to enhance knowledge transfer in science and technology between those in industry and those in academia in the UK.

    Deadline: 13 April 2017
  • Master of Science in Global Urban Health (MSc GUH)

    The Master of Science Global Urban Health (MSc GUH) is an interdisciplinary modular and fulltime course for graduates in the fields of social sciences, medicine and in similar backgrounds with professional experience in health sciences, environmental health, urban planning or migration and social work. This is for postgraduates or professionals with at least one year of experience in relevant fields and proficiency in English. The focus is on the analysis of environmental health risk factors...

    Deadline: 15 April 2017
  • DEBRA International All-Priorities Spring Call 2017

    DEBRA International is now inviting research proposals across DEBRA's four priority research areas:

    Improve our understanding of the biology and genetics of all forms of Epidermolysis bullosa (EB), as better understanding can lead to new approaches to diagnose and treat EB Work towards the development of therapies (including possible gene-therapies, cell-therapies, drug therapies or protein therapies) Understand the nature of wound healing and the development of skin cancer in EB, and...
    Deadline: 19 April 2017
  • Research Networking Highlight Notice for International Development

    This highlight notice is intended to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to challenges, policy and/or practice relating to international development.

    It also seeks to support the development of sustained international boundary crossing collaborations with Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) (details are in the Highlight Notice...

    Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Deadline: 25 April 2017
  • India-UK Water Quality

    The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and India's Department of Science & Technology (DST), jointly invite proposals to a new three-year research programme to improve water quality. The programme aims to improve water quality by providing a better understanding of the sources and fate of different pollutants and by supporting the development of management strategies and technologies to reduce pollution levels....

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council , Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    Deadline: 26 April 2017
  • Green Infrastructure (Urban) KE Fellow call

    NERC is inviting Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowship proposals that address the issues and opportunities around green infrastructure (GI) for planners in building it into investment decisions for developments in urban areas. The GI KE Fellow will work with both public and private sector developers working in urban areas in the UK or in developing economies on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list- external link.

    Natural Environment Research Council
    Deadline: 27 April 2017