Funding calls

We provide an overview of the latest research for international development funding opportunities in the UK: ranging from major initiatives to small research grants, workshop and travel grants, prizes and awards, and individual fellowships and studentships.

Find more information on major UK funding sources here, or explore the wider picture of UK funding for international development research here.

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International Travel Award Scheme (ITAS)


The International Travel Award Scheme (ITAS) aims to help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with...

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Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Annual Call for Proposals


R2HC aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises. The R2HC programme is the product of a strategic partnership between the UK Government (DFID), the Wellcome Trust, and the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

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Boosting decent employment for Africa’s youth

Deadline: 8 Oct 2018

IDRC, INCLUDE, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) seek concept notes for action-oriented research aimed at informing the design of effective and innovative interventions that boost decent employment for Africa’s youth. Nested within the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, this call is part of a series planned for the next two years to help governments, civil society, and private sector actors design effective and innovative interventions that boost economic opportunities for youth in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Climate change and Health Awards

Deadline: 11 Oct 2018

Climate Change and Health Awards are open to researchers who want to better understand the links between climate change and people’s health.

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International Flexible Interchange Programme (I-FLIP)

Deadline: 16 Oct 2018

Seeking applications for projects of up to 12 months in duration, which involve international people exchanges (Interchanges) between UK academic institutions and user organisations that operate within countries on the DAC list

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Global Mental Health Call for Proposals

Deadline: 6 Nov 2018

The Global Mental Health funding call is one of MRC’s initiatives under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The purpose of the call is to address the growing global burden of mental health problems and to support programmatic awards in global mental health.