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.

  • Innovator Awards


    These awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health.

    Our current focus areas are mental health, neurological disorders and neglected tropical diseases, although we may consider applications from other areas.

    Deadline: 13 September 2017
  • Fellowships for Visiting Scientists and Scientists on Sabbatical Leave

    The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants fellowships for international scientists/researchers who would like to give workshops/conferences/lectures, or conduct R&D activities in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The program aims to promote Turkey’s scientific and technological collaboration with countries of the prospective fellows...

    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 13 September 2017
  • Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships for citizens of Commonwealth countries

    The CSC grants over 900 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development each year. Selections are made on the basis of academic merit, development impact, and quality of the study plan. Application deadlines vary by scheme – check the CSC website for more details.

    Department for International Development
    Deadline: 15 September 2017
  • LIDC Interdisciplinary SEED fund

    In 2013 LIDC launched its annual Fellowship Scheme that aims to support new collaborative research projects in international development between academics from at least two different Bloomsbury Colleges – LIDC members (Birkbeck, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, SOAS and Royal Veterinary College).

    Grants of up to £6,000 per project are available to support innovative ideas for international development research that are inter-sectoral (e.g....

    Deadline: 10 October 2017
  • Newton Bhabha UK-India Industrial Waste Challenge 2017

    Innovate UK and Research Councils, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), are investing up to £8 million in projects that use cutting-edge solutions to reduce industrial waste in India.

    The aim of this competition is to encourage partnerships between the UK and India. Innovate UK, the Research Councils and the Government of India's Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are funding this...

    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 18 October 2017
  • Transformative Research call 2017-18

    ESRC will shortly be launching the fourth round of the ESRC Transformative Research Call. The aim of this call is to provide a stimulus for genuinely transformative research ideas at the frontiers of the social sciences, enabling research which challenges current thinking to be supported and developed.

    We regard transformative research as that which involves, for example, pioneering theoretical and methodological innovation. The expectation is that the transformative research call...

    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 31 October 2017