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.

  • RaEng - Evaluation of the Academy’s International Industry-Academia Linkage Programmes

    This invitation to tender invites proposals to undertake a formal evaluation of the Academy’s programmes which support Industry-Academia linkage in developing countries to enhance teaching, research and innovation outcomes; and to assess and scope means by which they can effectively and meaningfully learn from and exchange lessons with the Academy’s UK-based programmes. The evaluation will help guide the design and implementation of a significant upscaling of the Academy’s international...

    Deadline: 25 July 2016
  • ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme - 2016 Call

    This £20 million programme is generating world-class cutting-edge social science research that addresses key questions on learning outcomes within education systems in developing countries. The aim is to provide policymakers and practitioners with concrete ideas on how to improve learning, and understanding of how these will translate to their specific contexts and institutions. Funding is being awarded through three annual calls, each with a different but complementary thematic focus.

    Economic and Social Research Council
    Deadline: 26 July 2016
  • Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa

    Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa is a 5-year programme that seeks to increase the production of high quality, integrated (inter- and transdisciplinary), solutions-oriented research on global sustainability by early career scientists in Africa. The knowledge will be used to address complex sustainability challenges in the region.

    The programme will be run by the International Council for Science together with its Regional Office for Africa and in strong partnership...

    Deadline: 15 August 2016
  • European Commission Horizon Prize on Improving Use of Antibiotics

    This €1 million prize addresses the issue of the unnecessary use of antibiotics, which is contributing to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. The challenge is to develop a rapid test that will allow healthcare providers to distinguish at the point of care between patients with upper respiratory tract infections that require antibiotics and those that can be treated safely without antibiotics.

    Deadline: 17 August 2016
  • 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
  • Innovations in Livestock Vaccines

    This call aims to support the use of the latest cutting-edge innovations to accelerate the development of new vaccines against livestock diseases. The call seeks proposals that are adopting highly innovative biotechnologies to generate rapid vaccine development and testing platforms. Innovations proposed for the research will significantly accelerate the Research and Development (R&D) of vaccines for livestock smallholders.

    Deadline: 12 September 2016