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.

  • First Mile Innovation challenge

    CAMTech and GE Sustainable Healthcare Solutions announce The First Mile Innovation Challenge to crowdsource innovative technologies/solutions that directly address clinical or community hardships in global primary care.  These innovations should impact communities and individuals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with a focus on:

    Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Cardiac Health Safe Surgery

    Winners of the First...

    Deadline: 10 December 2016
  • Darwin Initiative: scoping projects

    Scoping projects are small grants intended to help applicants who are new to the Darwin Initiative. The aim is to develop a workable project idea and build potential project partnerships within the country where the project would take place. A successful scoping project should lead to a main round project application.

    Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department for International Development
    Deadline: 19 December 2016
  • UNICEF Innovation Fund

    UNICEF Innovation Fund request for expressions for interest to receive funding for open source technology solutions for children. The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, open source technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people. The core motivation of the IF is to identify "clusters" or portfolios of initiatives around emerging technology, so that UNICEF can both shape markets and also learn about and guide these...

    Deadline: 1 January 2017
  • Innovation Prize for Africa

    The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is delighted to announce the call for its 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) applications. The IPA honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The prize also promotes among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers as well as business opportunities with potential of contributing to sustainable development...

    Deadline: 3 January 2017
  • Environmental Change Challenge Fellowships

    EPSRC's Living With Environmental Change theme is keen to support the next generation of leaders in adapting to and mitigating climate change. This is a strategic activity focusing on a key challenge within the EPSRC LWEC theme and on bringing new thinking into the area. A previous call was issued on this topic in 2015 and eight Fellowships funded. The research required to answer this challenge requires a broad based, problem-directed and multidisciplinary approach.

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 5 January 2017
  • Daniel Turnberg travel fellowship

    Daniel Turnberg Travel Fellowships give early-career biomedical researchers the chance to undertake short-term visits to further their research experience and learn new techniques. This scheme aims to build research links and developing ongoing scientific collaborations between the UK and the Middle East.

    Deadline: 11 January 2017