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.

  • Agriculture for Improved Nutrition Research Program: Request for Applications


    Undernutrition remains one of the world’s greatest human and economic development challenges. Improving nutrition requires a multi-sectoral approach that brings together the health, agriculture, education, environment, water, sanitation and hygiene and social protection sectors. While there is some evidence that certain agricultural interventions can enhance dietary intakes and improve nutrition and health outcomes, there is a need for a broader set of robust and large-...

    Department for International Development
    Deadline: 7 May 2018
  • UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases

    The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Kenya are pleased to invite research proposals to the Newton Fund’s UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases

    This initiative will provide funding for high quality collaborative research projects focused on addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Kenya.

    In total, up to £2.2m will be made available for this initiative: up to £1.5m from the UK and up to £700k from Kenya.


    Medical Research Council
    Deadline: 9 May 2018
  • Development through the Creative Economy in China

    This Newton Fund funding call is for joint UK-China research projects exploring the potential of the creative economy to drive sustainable and inclusive growth in China.

    The Creative Economy is of central and increasing importance to prosperity and growth in both the UK and China and a major opportunity exists to build a new era of collaborative research and innovation partnerships in the field. Co-ordinated by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in co-operation with the...

    Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
    Deadline: 10 May 2018
  • TDR Call for proposals: Embedding research for the SDGs

    Joint call for proposals for stronger health systems in the Americas region.

    This is the first joint grant initiative between TDR, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (Alliance HPSR) that uses an embedded research approach to focus on ways to improve and strengthen health policy and systems, including implementation issues, and address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Applications are welcome on any topic...

    Deadline: 15 May 2018
  • Climate change centre call

    ESRC has announced the call for proposals for their climate change centre call. Climate change is one of our seven key research priorities. We will be investing up to £5 million (80% full economic cost) over five years, in one Climate Change Centre. The centre is expected to start in April...

    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 15 May 2018
  • New cut-off for highlight topic ideas - 2018

    NERC invites the environmental science community to submit new ideas for highlight topics.

    NERC is now seeking ideas for research challenges that should be priorities for strategic research investment through highlight topics. NERC would welcome ideas from both researchers and those who use environmental science research.

    Ideas for new highlight topics should be submitted by 15 May 2018. Refreshed ...

    Natural Environment Research Council
    Deadline: 15 May 2018