Making science work for development
  • Your Research, for Global Good
  • Funding opportunities
  • What we do

Your Research, for Global Good

Visit our researcher hub for inspiration from world-leading scientists and the tools to use your skills and knowledge to tackle the world's greatest challenges.

Funding opportunities

Find the latest funding opportunities and an overview of the UK funding landscape to help your research ideas take flight.

What we do

We bring people together. We share knowledge. We promote opportunites. UKCDS ensures the best science is funded and used to benefit international development, as well as the UK

The UK Collaborative on Development Sciences brings together UK government departments and research funders to deliver effective development outcomes

Professor Duncan Wingham
  • UKCDS Chair
  • Chief Executive, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)


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RT @ELRHA: New @UKCDS briefing on 5 global trends in reseach for development published. #globaldev Have a read!
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@IWLCLeadChange @SlaughterAM we're going to need more sheep!
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RT @robin_toomey: Fascinating talk from @LJStamford at #NERCIntoTheBlue Solar power is awesome! @UKCDS
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RT @YKunaratnam: Teaming-up research and business @UKCDS has shared interests in multiple business impact #PPPGlobalForum
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An update from our Research & Policy officer @YKunaratnam
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How is @DFID_UK responding 2 #GlobalChallenges such as #hunger & access 2 #education? Find out more @gatesfoundation
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RT @robin_toomey: We've already had #1600 visitors at #NERCIntoTheBlue over two days. Let's go for the double! #ComeOnDown @UKCDS
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Job alert: @WaterAidUK looking for a senior policy analyst in #climatechange & #watersecurity. Deadline 30 Oct
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Follow @robin_toomey at the#NERCintotheblue #Cloudcrash event today & tomorrow. We will share his updates here so stay tuned!
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