UK Collaborative on Development Research

“UKCDR is a crucial part of the UK international development landscape; its work to promote coherence and link up development research funding in the UK and its impact in developing countries cannot be overestimated.”

– Professor Peter Piot, Chair of the Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research (SCOR) Board

Read about our mission and strategy

Black History Month

As part of Black History Month in October, UKCDR ran a series looking at race and racial inequality in international development research, and particularly the effects on Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities.

With a combination of blogs exploring personal experiences of Black researchers and a longform article examining racial inequality in research, this series is intended to spotlight Black researchers, challenge, and evoke discussion.

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Get involved

Check out the resources in our researcher hub and explore the latest funding calls and events in research for international development.


Researcher hub

Do you want to use your skills and knowledge to help tackle the world’s toughest global development challenges? Explore our researcher hub for case studies, top tips and information on funding.


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.