Making science work for development


A selection of international development funding opportunities, ranging from major research grants and prizes, to individual fellowships, studentships and training.

We've created a list of all EU Horizon 2020 calls for international cooperation.

For more information on available EU funding go to the Horizon 2020 website.

  • Highlight Notice: International Development in the Follow-on Funding Scheme

    AHRC has launched a highlight notice in its Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF) to support the contribution which arts and humanities research can make to international development. It aims to encourage applications exploring innovative ways to enhance engagement with, and impacts from, AHRC funded research in one or more countries which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) and/or which will contribute more broadly to international development.

    Deadline: 31 May 2016
  • ImmunoGambia 2016: West Africa Reginal School on Immunology of Infectious Diseases

    This one-week course is open to 35 advanced PhD and MD students and post-doctoral scientists from the Gambia and other West African countries and 5 from Germany. The course will provide an interactive forum with international faculty, focussing on immunology of malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and additional tropical diseases.

    Deadline: 31 May 2016
  • Doctoral scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships in health systems governance or health systems, complexity and social change

    Doctoral scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships are available at the University of the Western Cape, School of Public Health. These awards are linked to the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARCHI) in Health Systems Governance (Professor Helen Schneider) and the SARCHI Chair in Health Systems, Complexity and Social Change (Professor Asha George).

    Deadline: 31 May 2016
  • Highlight Notice: International Development in the Research Networking Scheme

    AHRC aims to encourage research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can play in debates about international development and/or to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also seeks to support the development of international boundary crossing collaborations with countries which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) and/or with organisations which play an important role in supporting international development.

    Deadline: 31 May 2016
  • ESPA Regional Opportunities Fund: Small Grants Scheme

    The Small Grants will be used to deliver the priorities described in the ESPA Impact Strategy. It will assist ESPA projects, groups of projects, and their local stakeholders, to significantly enhance the overall impact of individual projects and the ESPA programme as a whole.

    Department for International Development, Economic and Social Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council
    Deadline: 1 June 2016
  • Economic development and social welfare under pressure: Climate change impacts on water resources

    Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council, the James Hutton Institute (JHI) and Colegio de Postgraduados (COLPOS, Campus-Puebla), will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Puebla, Mexico on 7, 8 and 9 of September 2016. The workshop is being coordinated by Prof. Alison Hester (JHI) and Dr. Javier Ramirez (COLPOS), and will have contributions from other leading researchers. Early Career Researchers from Mexico and the UK are invited to apply...

    Deadline: 5 June 2016