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.

  • AHRC intending to announce a GCRF call

    The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is intending to announce a call in October 2016 for large-scale, collaborative grants for international development. Funding will support multi-disciplinary, internationally collaborative programmes rooted in the arts and humanities that take an area-based approach to addressing global development challenges. 

    The application process is expected to be in two stages with the deadline for Expressions of Interest likely to be in January...

    Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Deadline: 27 October 2016
  • Programme Research Lead for the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme (RLO)

    ESRC and DFID are inviting applications for a Programme Research Lead for the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme (RLO). The Programme Research Lead will help maximise the scientific value of the programme by identifying, promoting and supporting opportunities for collaboration and synergy between the portfolio of RLO research projects through a co-ordinated programme of activities they will design and deliver. The Programme Research Lead will be funded for an...

    Department for International Development, Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 28 October 2016
  • Agri-Tech in China: Newton Network+

    Pathfinder and Proof of Concept Awards through the Agri-Tech in China Newton Network+ are open for application.

    Deadline: 31 October 2016
  • CSSP Brazil research opportunities

    There are four Met Office Newton Fund calls with Brazil including dynamic vegetation modelling, in situ forest observations and assessment of climate change impacts available. Now open for submissions. Check the website for further detail and how to apply

    Deadline: 31 October 2016
  • Newton Fund Institutional Links Grant

    Institutional Links provides grants to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations, centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.

    Applications can be submitted for collaborations between the UK and Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey or Vietnam. 

    For more information - check out the...

    Deadline: 31 October 2016
  • Funding for development research

    Over recent years, DFID programmes have been generating a wealth of learning on the use of Payment by Results (PBR) as a financing mechanism in development programmes. The investment into monitoring, evaluation and learning is in direct response to the commitment from the Secretary of State to expanding the use of and evidence base for PBR, as laid out in the PBRstrategy and PBR Evaluation Framework. The evaluation framework for PBRwas created in an effort to guide this learning, a tool for...

    Department for International Development
    Deadline: 2 November 2016