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.

  • NERC 2018 Impact Awards

    NERC are pleased to invite applications for the NERC 2018 Impact Awards. The awards will celebrate and reward NERC-funded researchers, as individuals or teams, whose work has had substantial impact on the economy and society either in the UK or abroad.

    The awards will be presented at a ceremony in London, late 2018. The event will showcase the researchers, their work and the impact of the science that NERC funds.

    We invite you to submit under one of the following...

    Natural Environment Research Council
    Deadline: 21 May 2018
  • Resilience of the UK food system in a global context third call: Transforming the food system for health, sustainability and resilience across production and demand

    The Global Food Security programme is inviting expressions of interest from early career researchers at lecturer level or equivalent to take part in a Sandpit (2.5 days on 4-6 July 2018 followed by 2 days on 19-20 July 2018) to address the following question:

    How can we transform our food system so it is based on healthy and sustainable diets and how would this impact on sustainable and resilient food production and supply?

    The Sandpit will develop new outline proposals, a...

    Deadline: 23 May 2018
  • British Academy Sustainable Development Programme

    This programme funds excellent, policy-oriented UK research, aimed at addressing the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and advancing the UK’s Aid Strategy. It supports researchers in the humanities and the...

    Deadline: 30 May 2018
  • New Research Enrichment awards available for grantholders

    Wellcome Trust are pleased to launch new Research Enrichment awards. These extend our dedicated funding for public engagement to encompass open research, and diversity and inclusion.

    We're doing this because we believe this new funding will increase the impact of the work we fund and so benefit society.

    Research Enrichment funding is available to support activities in:

    public engagement – this replaces the Provision for Public Engagement scheme open research diversity and...
    Wellcome Trust
    Deadline: 31 May 2018
  • UK-China Childhood Respiratory Disease Workshop

    A Newton Researcher Links Workshop on UK-China Childhood Respiratory Disease will take place in Chongqing, China, from 15th to 18th October 2018. 

    Early Career Researchers from the UK and China are invited to apply to attend. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered. Details here:


    Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
    Deadline: 31 May 2018
  • Festival of Social Science

    The 2018 Festival of Social Science will take place across the UK from 3-10 November. The call for applications to run an event as part of this year’s Festival of Social Science is now open. Applicants can apply for up to £1,000 to support their festival event or they can choose to self-fund. This year ESRC continues to encourage participation from Early Career Researchers as well as for events in Wales.

    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 1 June 2018