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Funding

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.

  • Resilient and sustainable energy networks for developing countries

    This call is supported through EPSRC's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) allocation. The aim of this activity is to support an internationally leading programme of research to tackle the energy distribution challenges faced by developing countries.

    Proposals to this call must focus on sustainable local energy networks, including off-grid to grid...

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 21 September 2017
  • MRC-CONFAP Call for Health Systems Research Networks

    The proposed MRC-CONFAP call for health systems research networks seeks to support UK-Brazil partnerships working to identify research questioned focused on improving the health system and health care for vulnerable communities in Brazil.

    The UK-Brazil network must include at least two participating Brazilian State Funding Agencies (“FAP”) in Brazil and one UK partner.

    The joint funders seek interdisciplinary proposals from UK-Brazil networks that aim to address health systems...

    Deadline: 26 September 2017
  • Building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments - Announcement of Opportunity

    NERC, the Department for International Development, and the Economic & Social Research Council invite proposals to address the topic building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments. Funding is available to apply existing environmental and social science research to inform the design, development, refinement and validation of financing instruments to help developing countries respond and recover from extreme weather and natural disasters.

    The overarching goal...

    Department for International Development, Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 26 September 2017
  • UK-Guangdong urban innovation challenge 2017

    The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and Guangdong province. Innovate UK and Guangdong Department of Science and Technology (GDST) are funding this competition as part of the Newton Fund.

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

    smart mobility affordable healthcare through big data solutions smart platforms for sustainable urban environments

    We expect projects to range in size from total project costs...

    Deadline: 27 September 2017
  • Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries

    Research Councils UK invites proposals from eligible UK research organisations to establish and lead a number of challenge-led and impact-focused GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs which meet the aims of Official Development Assistance. Between £8m - £20m (full economic cost) will be available for each Hub, provided over a 5 year period starting on 1st December 2018. Depending on the quality of the applications received we anticipate awarding 12 - 15 Hubs.

    Deadline: 29 September 2017
  • Global Innovation Fund

    The Global Innovation Fund invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world.

    Through our grants and risk capital, we support breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from social enterprises, for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, international organisations, researchers, and government agencies.

    We are global in breadth and scope: open to the best approaches to solve any major...

    Deadline: 30 September 2017

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