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.

  • Trust and Global Governance Large Grants: Call for Proposals

    ESRC is pleased to announce the call for proposals for Trust and Global Governance Large Grants. Trust and global governance in a turbulent age is one of ESRC's seven key research priorities and they will be investing £5 million to take forward this exciting research agenda. ESRC expect to fund two or three large grants under this theme.

    These large grants will represent a major...

    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 28 June 2018
  • Institutional Links Grants (UK and Gulf countries): partner countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE

    The UK-Gulf Institutional Links programme is part of the UK Government’s strategic commitment to strengthening partnerships with the Gulf countries in our interests and theirs to help tackle the challenges we share. Addressing these challenges requires an integrated research and innovation approach, bringing together researchers from different disciplines, sectors, and countries in high-quality collaborations. Institutional Links aims to build UK-Gulf country collaborations centred on those...

    Deadline: 28 June 2018
  • International Travel Award Scheme (ITAS)


    To help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts.


    Funding is available in collaborative areas such as:

    First contact type activities that require short term travel support. The award could allow researchers to travel outside the UK to initiate collaboration or prepare proposals with partners for international programmes (e.g. EU Framework, Human Frontier Science...
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    Deadline: 30 June 2018
  • Innovation placements

    Pre-announcement: NERC will shortly be inviting applications from existing researchers to apply for 3 to 12 month placements based in non-academic organisations. Projects must fall within the NERC remit and must identify clear examples of where environmental research, data and skills can be used to make a difference.

    Call opens: 11 April 2018

    Call closes: 16:00 on 4 July 2018

    Natural Environment Research Council
    Deadline: 4 July 2018
  • Wellcome Trust Research Enrichment – Diversity and Inclusion

    Research Enrichment – Diversity and Inclusion

    This funding enables Wellcome grantholders to identify and tackle barriers to diversity and inclusion in their work.

    Activities that make the scientific community more diverse and inclusive help to make sure that every great idea that could improve health thrives.

    Wellcome Trust
    Deadline: 9 July 2018
  • Pre-call announcement: Highlight Notice for Impact and Engagement Follow-on Funding in International Development

    The AHRC has announced a new highlight notice under the Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF) to support creative engagements with new audiences and user communities.

    Funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the aim of the call is to fund innovative ways to enhance engagement with AHRC-funded research in countries receiving Official Development Assistance (ODA) or which contribute more broadly to international development.

    The highlight...

    Arts and Humanities Research Council
    Deadline: 15 July 2018