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

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.



We hold events throughout the year, both independently and jointly with UKCDR members. We also promote events on behalf of our members that are of interest to the research for international development sector.


News article

We are hiring!

Are you interested in how research contributes to sustainable development? If you are, come join us at the UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) where we are looking...

14 November 2018




International Development Research Funders Statement on Safeguarding

On the day of an international Safeguarding Summit hosted by the UK International Development Secretary, UKCDR is pleased to publish a joint statement by the Department for International Development (DFID), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the global charitable foundation, Wellcome, committing to support the development of the highest standards in organisational culture, systems and practice required to prevent and tackle all incidents of harm and abuse.

18 October 2018