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.

  • Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    This scheme strengthens scientific research capacity in low and middle-income countries, by providing support for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Master's degree level. Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance.

    Wellcome Trust
    Deadline: 30 August 2016
  • Delivery of Teacher Training Workshops (undergrad) in India

    The Newton Bhabha STEM Education Project will run a series of Teacher Training Workshops to develop Research-Based Pedagogical Tools (RBPTs). The teaching level is university undergraduate. The workshops will offer focused support and impart training to STEM teachers from various colleges and universities in India in developing, testing and adapting research projects as pedagogical tools to be used in their colleges. We are seeking a provider to deliver these workshops in India to assist in...

    Deadline: 30 August 2016
  • Research Council Policy Internships Scheme

    The Research Council Policy Internships Scheme is open for PhD students to gain experience in one of several parliamentary or non-parliamentary organisations. 

    Deadline: 1 September 2016
  • Science & Innovation Audits: Call for Expressions of Interest

    Science and Innovation Audits build, in part, on the argument, set out in Sir Andrew Witty’s review of universities and growth, that places can drive economic growth by focusing on their own research-driven sources of competitive advantage. More broadly, this fits within an approach to target support for research and innovation called ‘Smart Specialisation’ which originated in the EU. Science and Innovation Audits have the potential to play an important role in helping England, Scotland,...

    Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
    Deadline: 5 September 2016
  • GCRF: Building Resilience

    NERC, AHRC and ESRC will be funding small scale 'catalyst' activities to stimulate interdisciplinary research communities around 'Building Resilience to Natural Hazards'. The funders anticipate funding 15-20 projects ranging from 3-9 months.

    Economic and Social Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council , Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Deadline: 6 September 2016
  • GCRF Centres competition 2016: Foundations of inclusive growth

    ESRC is launching a centres competition for Foundations of inclusive growth as part of its contribution to the new Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). They anticipate funding two centres up to £5 million each for five years. 

    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 6 September 2016