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.

  • Artificial Intelligence - UKRI CDTs

    On behalf of the UKRI partners, EPSRC is pleased to confirm that additional investment in Centres for Doctoral Training will be made to support research training of relevance to Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is expected to support 10-20 CDTs. While EPSRC has been asked to deliver this investment, utilising the timescales of the existing CDT call, this is a cross-UKRI activity in which the...

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 28 March 2018
  • Delivering Climate Resilient Water and Sanitation in Ethiopia

    Description The programme “Delivering climate resilient water and sanitation in Ethiopia” will consist of a programme of financial aid and technical assistance to the Government of Ethiopia and other non-state actors to implement measures to improve the resilience of water and sanitation services to climate change in selected climate-vulnerable regions of the country. The programme will benefit 5 million people, with up to 1 million people affected by drought benefitting from new or...
    Department for International Development
    Deadline: 30 March 2018
  • International Travel Award Scheme (ITAS)

    Application deadline: apply at any time*

    *at least six weeks before travel


    To help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts.


    Funding is available in collaborative areas such as:

    First contact type activities that require short term travel support. The award could allow researchers to travel outside the UK to initiate collaboration or prepare proposals with...
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 31 March 2018
  • Engineering Early Career Forum Call

    EPSRC are seeking applications from Early Career industrialists, academics and from individuals working in the third sector and government organisations to join our Early Career Forum in the Engineering theme.

    The Engineering theme aims to identify and tackle fundamental engineering research challenges with the potential for lasting academic, social and economic...

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 4 April 2018
  • UK-South Africa joint initiative on mental health

    ESRC, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) are pleased to invite research proposals to the UK-South Africa mental health initiative.

    This Newton Fund initiative will provide funding for high quality collaborative research projects focused on addressing mental health in South Africa. In total, up to ~£3.43 million / ZAR 56 million over three years will be made available for this initiative.

    The funders are inviting research...

    Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council
    Deadline: 2 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