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.

  • AREF Research Development Fellowships 2017

    The Africa Research Excellence Fund announces its third call for applications for AREF’s transformative Research Development Fellowships.  The Programme aims to enhance the research competitiveness of emerging African researchers with leadership potential who are working on important challenges for human health in Africa.

    Deadline: 28 June 2017
  • Global health research seed grant

    The Wellcome Trust-Imperial College Centre for Global Health Research announces the Global Health Research Seed Grant scheme. The scheme is intended to catalyse two types of new scientific research partnerships in global health:

    New interdisciplinary scientific research across multiple Imperial College Faculties, Schools and Institutes. New partnerships between Imperial researcher and academic institutions in low and middle-income countries.
    Wellcome Trust
    Deadline: 30 June 2017
  • Magna Carta Fund - Call for Concept Note Bids: Libya 2017/2018

    In support of the National Security Council (NSC) policy on Libya and the UK’s Magna Carta Fund Strategy, Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) aims to provide assistance in Libya that will uphold universal human rights, democracy, and the rule of law as key building blocks for more secure and prosperous societies.

    HMG is, therefore, looking for innovative ideas to promote educational, vocational, social and financial opportunities for Libyan youth, to help develop more active and positive...

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Deadline: 30 June 2017
  • Antimicrobial Resistance in a Global Context – A Cross-Council call in partnership with the Department of Health

    The call aims to support three to four interdisciplinary research consortia taking a whole systems approach to identify the burden and primary drivers of AMR and specifically antibacterial resistance (ABR) in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). The consortia will contribute to the UK’s commitment to Official Development Assistance (ODA) and help identify, prioritise and understand the drivers of ABR in LMIC settings.

    Medical Research Council
    Deadline: 11 July 2017
  • Innovation Follow-on Call: Enabling innovation in the UK and developing countries

    This call funding aims to increase and accelerate the uptake and impact of research council funded research outputs by supporting translational and knowledge exchange activity which delivers direct tangible and demonstrable benefits to end users, particularly businesses. Funds will be used to support projects which focus upon generating user applicable outputs from past and/or current research and which translates them into outcomes that achieve impact within the NERC remit (in the UK and/or...

    Natural Environment Research Council
    Deadline: 12 July 2017
  • Tackling Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour in Modern Business

    The British Academy is launching today, 20 June 2017 a new, competitive research funding call, Tackling Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour in Modern Business, in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID).

    This programme will fund excellent, policy-oriented UK research, aimed at addressing the UN’s Sustainable...

    Department for International Development
    Deadline: 19 July 2017