Making science work for development

Making science work for development

UKCDS members collaborate when funding research in similar topics or around multidisciplinary problems. The UKCDS Secretariat works on improving the processes of science funding, uptake and communications, and runs a group on capacity strengthening, to maximise the impact of UK research in development.

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Latest updates

11 September 2013
UKCDS has compiled some information on various schemes aimed at improving research and innovation capacity in low and middle income countries. These pages are not comprehensive but are a starting...
12 August 2013
The Framework Programme is the EU’s main way of funding collaborative, research and development across different countries. The Framework Programme (FP) is the EU’s primary funding mechanism for...
  • Making science work for development
  • Funding and collaboration
1 August 2013
In October 2012 UKCDS, DFID and IDRC convened a workshop to help themselves and other funders explore and better understand the options for and challenges of evaluating the impact of their research...
4 September 2013
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (“REF”) sets out how the research of British Higher Education Institutions will be assessed to enable the allocation of research grants between Higher Education...
5 August 2013
UKCDS is bringing partners together to identify the different aid funding opportunities available to universities and research institutions working in emerging economies and developing countries....
10 April 2013
In a recent comment article for Research Fortnight, UKCDS Director, Dr Andrée Carter, discusses how too few of the UK’s researchers see the potential of working in and with the emerging scientific...
  • Making science work for development
  • Funding and collaboration
13 March 2013
The Secretariat prepared a paper in consultation with a number of key stakeholders to explore the opportunities for UK research institutions to increase their involvement in projects and programmes...