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.

  • Open Large Grants Competition

    We will be inviting applications of between £1 million and £2.5 million (at 100% fEC) for an open Large Grants Competition. We expect to fund up to four new large grants under this competition.

    The call will have an outline stage which will open in early April. The closing date for applications will be in June 2018 and grants will start from 1 October 2019. This call will be a quota-based competition, with the same allocations for proposals as the current ESRC Centres Competition....

    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 1 June 2018
  • Climate change network plus

    We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for our climate change network plus competition. Climate change is one of our seven key research priorities. ESRC will be investing £3 million (80% fEC) over five years in one climate change network plus grant.

    We expect the...

    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 5 June 2018
  • UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme

    The UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowships scheme (FLF) aims to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK. Providing up to seven years of funding for at least 550 early-career researchers and innovators, the scheme will tackle difficult and novel challenges.

    UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships can be held at any UK-based...

    Natural Environment Research Council
    Deadline: 7 June 2018
  • Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grants (partner countries: Brazil, China, India, Jordan, Peru)

    Newton Researcher Links Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in the UK and the country hosting the workshop to attend.These grants are funded under theNewton Fund, a UK Government initiative funded by the...

    Deadline: 8 June 2018
  • Newton Fund Researcher Links Travel Grants (partner countries: Peru, Philippines, South Africa)

    Researcher Links Travel Grants provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher's career opportunities.

    Researchers that reside in the UK can apply for funding to visit a university or research institution in one of the partner countries, and those residing in one of the partner countries can apply for funding...

    Deadline: 8 June 2018
  • Newton Fund Institutional Links Grants (partner countries: Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, and Thailand)

    Newton Institutional Links aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.

    This programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for more sustainable...

    Deadline: 8 June 2018