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.

  • Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus

    The Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a call jointly established by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe.The call aims to develop more resilient and applied urban solutions that bring inter- and transdisciplinary research and innovation together from across the globe, to benefit a much wider range of stakeholders including cities, civil society and business.The rapid urbanisation of the world’s population underscores the...

    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 15 March 2017
  • Joint UK/India Energy Demand Reduction in the Built Environment Call

    The Government of India's Department of Science and Technology (DST) and EPSRC and ESRC, as part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme, jointly invite proposals for collaborative research projects focussing on reducing energy demand in the built environment as part of the Newton Bhabha Fund.

    RCUK and DST are looking to strengthen collaboration between UK and Indian research institutions. India is one of the RCUK priority countries for increasing research collaboration,...

    Economic and Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 15 March 2017
  • Resilience of the UK food system in a global context - call 2

    The Global Food Security (GFS) programme is pleased to announce the second call of its research programme ‘Resilience of the UK food system in a global context’.

    There are three overlapping thematic priorities in the programme. Proposals should address one or more thematic priorities and are encouraged to take a food systems approach.

    Optimising the resilience of agricultural systems and landscape whilst enhancing productivity and sustainability Optimising resilience of food...
    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 21 March 2017
  • Innovations to improve livestock vaccines

    Innovations to improve livestock vaccine call aims to support novel ideas or pre-existing innovations to respond to the challenges of existing livestock vaccines in sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

    This call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations from the private sector, academia, and research institutes around the world.

    The call seeks proposals that are adopting innovative approaches to increasing the duration of immunity by better induction...

    Deadline: 21 March 2017
  • Newton International Fellowships

    The Academy of Medical Sciences is pleased to be working with the Royal Society and British Academy to offer Newton International Fellowships, available through the Government Newton Fund which is part of the UK’s official development assistance.  The Newton Fund is a...

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 22 March 2017
  • GACD Mental Health Call

    The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) has opened its fourth research call. The alliance will be funding research into mental health. The call is ambitious in scale and size and will be supported by the majority of GACD member funding agencies. For the first time, many of them will be accepting applications through a common submissions portal, which will be a first for the GACD. The joint call will fund interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and/or vulnerable...

    Medical Research Council
    Deadline: 11 April 2017