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.

  • Future Leader Fellowships

    The Future Leader Fellowship (FLF) will provide support for researchers wishing to undertake independent research and gain leadership skills. The FLF will support the transition of early stage researchers to fully independent research leaders. As such FLFs represent part of our commitment to the supply of highly skilled professional scientists to the UK.

    Nature of award

    Awards are for three years and it is expected that up to 12 fellowships will be awarded, each of a value of...

    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 11 May 2017
  • Precision Medicine Programme

    Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5 million in precision medicine projects that develop affordable gene-based diagnostics for non-communicable diseases and child health. These must be targeted specifically at the South African population.

    The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and South Africa. Innovate UK and the South African Medical Research Council are funding this competition,...

    Department for Business, Innovation & Skills , Department of Health
    Deadline: 17 May 2017
  • Diagnostics, prosthetics and orthotics to tackle health challenges in developing countries

    This call is supported through EPSRC’s Global Challenges Research Fund allocation. The aim of this activity is to support an internationally leading programme of research, centred around innovative healthcare technologies, to tackle the challenges faced by developing countries. Proposals must address one of the following two priority areas to be considered through this call:

    Low cost, rapid, point of care imaging and diagnostic technologies Affordable prosthetics and orthotics.


    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 25 May 2017
  • International Exchange Programme - Bilateral

    The Bilateral Programme facilitates the collaboration between researchers from Scotland and those based in institutions with which the RSE has a formal MoU. Exchange Programme grants are for short-term visits of one to four weeks duration, the key objectives being to enhance the research capabilities of individual researchers, develop international collaborative links, and enable participation in international research programmes. These grants are open to all academics and researchers and...

    Deadline: 31 May 2017
  • Global Public Health: Partnership Awards pre-call announcement

    The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) offers a unique opportunity for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) to co-design a global public health initiative. The forthcoming call seeks to bring together expertise in medical science and health interventions in developing countries, with an understanding of local knowledge, cultural dynamics, community engagement and trust.

    The MRC and AHRC plan to launch two consecutive partnership award...

    Medical Research Council , Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Deadline: 8 June 2017
  • International Research Collaboration (IRC) Next Steps Funding – plus

    'Plus' funding is available across the three existing Healthcare Technologies funded 'IRCs in Sensing Systems for Healthcare' to support new avenues of related research that were not part of the original IRC and to bring in new partners that were not funded through the original collaboration. Applicants should seek to design their research to minimise the barriers to the future implementation of its outputs in a healthcare context. There must be a Director from one of the existing IRCs on...

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 20 June 2017