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.

  • Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants

    The Academy of Medical Sciences is delighted to announce the inaugural call for applications to a new scheme to allow researchers from developing countries and the UK to forge new links and hold networking events to generate innovative and interdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. This support will enable these new networks to be better equipped to apply for larger grants offered by the Global Challenges Research Fund programme and other funding initiatives.

    Deadline: 6 September 2017
  • Valuing Nature Placements Round 3 - 2017/8

    Researchers are invited to apply to work for up to four months on Valuing Nature topics in a new disciplinary, institutional or applied setting. £130k is available to support the placements. 

    The placements support the Valuing Nature Programme's aim of building and interdisciplinary research community capable of working across the natural, biological and social sciences and arts and humanities, and to link researchers to businesses, policymakers and practitioners. 

    The call is...

    Natural Environment Research Council
    Deadline: 7 September 2017
  • Birth Day Prize applications now open

    The Birth Day Prize a new funding opportunity with the aim of identifying and bringing to market innovative solutions preventing death and complications during pregnancy and childbirth. It is an initiative of the European Commission which has committed €1 million, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledging another €1 million and a further €500 000 donated by the MSD for Mothers programme of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation. For more information visit the...

    Deadline: 7 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...

    Deadline: 13 September 2017
  • 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.

    Natural Environment Research Council
    Deadline: 13 September 2017
  • Leaders in Innovation Fellowships

    Within the framework of the Newton Fund Vietnam year 4, the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation under the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology and the UK Royal Academy of Engineering invite applications from Vietnamese researchers to attend the “Leaders in Innovation Fellowships” programme.

    The programme aims to build the capacity of Vietnamese researchers for entrepreneurship and commercialisation of their research and create international...

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Deadline: 14 September 2017