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.

  • International Placement Scheme 2018

    The IPS scheme has been reopened and applicants are invited to submit applications to the following world-leading, international institutions:

    National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU), Japan Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA), Shanghai, China Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA

    This is an annual programme providing Research...

    Deadline: 28 February 2018
  • CONFAP – THE UK ACADEMIES Fellowships, Research Mobility, and Young Investigator Awards for UK researchers in Brazil

    The fourth round opens on 23rd October 2017 for applications and will close on 28th February 2018 at 12.00 midday Brasília Time. Brazilian State Funding Agencies, articulated by its National Council (CONFAP), are launching a call for proposals offering support to researchers based in UK Universities and Research Institutions, who are willing to work in research institutions in Brazil, in collaboration with local colleagues.

    For further information, please contact fundonewton [dot]...

    Deadline: 28 February 2018
  • Pre-call announcement: Climate Change Priority

    ESRC are committed to funding social science research relating to climate and environmental change, and have invested over £50 million in recent years. We are now investing £23 million in a series of strategic investments over five years that will build on this research-base.

    New research will be funded that covers a broad spectrum of social science relating to climate change. It is expected that successful projects will be social science led but will draw on disciplines from within...

    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 1 March 2018
  • Ensuring a food secure Africa: Cultivate Africa’s Future Fund 2

    CALL FOR Concept notes PROGRAM(S) Cultivate Africa’s Future DEADLINE March 1, 2018 by 10:00 AM (EST) TOPIC(S) Food And Agriculture, Food Security DURATION 6 weeks FUNDED BY IDRC and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research REGION(S) South of Sahara CONTACT

    cultiafidrc [dot] ca

    BUDGET CA$20 million GRANT STATUS Open   Eligibility

    This call is open to applicant organizations that will work in partnership with others to carry out...

    Deadline: 1 March 2018
  • International Growth Centre - Phase 3

    The third phase of the IGC will focus on delivering research and policy products to developing countries with the aim of driving the economic transformation needed to create jobs for the future and set countries on a trajectory out of poverty. 

    This is expected to be the last phase of large scale DFID support to the IGC and as such should be concentrated on ensuring research leads to policy action. 

    Programme information 

    Funding will be provided to support a third phase of...

    Department for International Development
    Deadline: 5 March 2018
  • STFC Food Network+ (SFN) Call for Collaborative Scoping Projects

    Collaborative Scoping Projects We are delighted to announce that our call for collaborative scoping projects for £500 - £8,000 is now open. This call is open to all projects that bring together STFC capabilities and food research and industry.

    You can download a copy of our application form here. [if you don’t use google docs then just go to ‘File’ and select ‘Download...

    Deadline: 6 March 2018