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.

  • GCRF Africa Catalyst: Capacity Building of Professional Engineering Institutes

    The aim of GCRF Africa Catalyst is to strengthen professional engineering bodies in sub-Saharan Africa so that they can effectively promote the profession, share best practise and increase local engineering capacity, to help drive development. This is to be supported by high quality research focusing on expanding the evidence base for the importance of robust engineering institutions and the role they play in delivering sustainable growth, and mapping engineering capacity and diversity in...

    Deadline: 23 October 2017
  • UK-India Newton-Bhabha Fund joint call on pulses and oilseeds

    BBSRC and the government of India’s Department of Biotechnology wish to encourage multi-institutional collaborative applications between UK and Indian researchers to undertake high quality three-year projects aimed at increasing the productivity, resilience, sustainability and quality of pulses or oilseeds grown for food or feed in India. The call aims to use genomic approaches to accelerate varietal improvement by understanding and exploiting traits to enhance yield potential, increase...

    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 24 October 2017
  • Global Public Health GCRF Partnership Awards Call 2

    The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) offers a unique opportunity for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the MRC to launch a global public health initiative that responds to the challenge of bringing together expertise in medical science and health interventions in developing countries, with arts and humanities research bringing an understanding of local knowledge and history, cultural and historical contexts and dynamics, community engagement, and trust.


    Medical Research Council , Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Deadline: 26 October 2017
  • AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme

    The Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme will provide the opportunity for each intake of fellows to be seconded into the FCO to work alongside, advise and influence policymakers. Fellows will bring fresh thinking, depth and breadth of expert knowledge and apply their learning to policy challenges. This is not a scheme to support research projects about the FCO. It will build new capacity in the FCO and across the UK research base.

    Economic and Social Research Council, Foreign and Commonwealth Office , Economic and Social Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Deadline: 31 October 2017
  • Transformative Research call 2017-18

    ESRC will shortly be launching the fourth round of the ESRC Transformative Research Call. The aim of this call is to provide a stimulus for genuinely transformative research ideas at the frontiers of the social sciences, enabling research which challenges current thinking to be supported and developed.

    We regard transformative research as that which involves, for example, pioneering theoretical and methodological innovation. The expectation is that the transformative research call...

    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 31 October 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