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.

  • Green Infrastructure (Urban) KE Fellow call

    NERC is inviting Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowship proposals that address the issues and opportunities around green infrastructure (GI) for planners in building it into investment decisions for developments in urban areas. The GI KE Fellow will work with both public and private sector developers working in urban areas in the UK or in developing economies on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list- external link.

    Natural Environment Research Council
    Deadline: 27 April 2017
  • Urban Innovation in Brazil


    Innovate UK is investing up to £2.4 million for projects that use cutting-edge solutions to improve cities in Brazil.

    The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and Brazil. Innovate UK and the Brazilian government are funding this competition, administered by the Newton Fund.

    Projects should address one or more of the following urban challenges:

    the governance of urban...
    Deadline: 3 May 2017
  • Precision Medicine Programme

    Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5 million in precision medicine projects that develop affordable gene-based diagnostics for non-communicable diseases and child health. These must be targeted specifically at the South African population.

    The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and South Africa. Innovate UK and the South African Medical Research Council are funding this competition,...

    Department for Business, Innovation & Skills , Department of Health
    Deadline: 17 May 2017
  • International Research Collaboration (IRC) Next Steps Funding – plus

    'Plus' funding is available across the three existing Healthcare Technologies funded 'IRCs in Sensing Systems for Healthcare' to support new avenues of related research that were not part of the original IRC and to bring in new partners that were not funded through the original collaboration. Applicants should seek to design their research to minimise the barriers to the future implementation of its outputs in a healthcare context. There must be a Director from one of the existing IRCs on...

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 20 June 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
  • BBSRC India partnering awards

    BBSRC India partnering awards are now open. 

    The aim is to set up partnership links between UK and overseas laboratories; promote the exchange of scientists - particularly early career scientists and; promote access to facilities.

    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 17 November 2017