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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Innovation for WASH in urban settings

Deadline: 24 Nov 2018

The fund seeks technology-based solutions that promote access to essential resources and services (clean water, sanitation) and can make a difference in reducing morbidity and mortality to promote healthy, safe, and productive lives.

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Joint Awards for AMR in the Environment

Deadline: 13 Dec 2018

DHSC’s Global AMR Innovation Fund has allocated BBSRC, with NERC, up to £5 million of UK aid to deliver this call, while CONICET is committing up to ARS 2 million per year. On behalf of the UK partners, BBSRC will be managing the call process and issuing awards, but applications must be made to CONICET.

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Conflict Research Fellowship

Deadline: 6 Jan 2019

The Conflict Research Fellowship (CRF) offers yearlong support for experienced scholars (based at a university or NGO). The CRF is part of the Conflict Research Programme (CRP), a four year, UK Department of International Development funded research program based at the London School of Economics and Political Science that investigates the drivers of violent conflict in five cases: Somalia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, and Syria.

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Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme

Deadline: 15 Jan 2019

The Foundation's Access to Research Infrastructure Scheme was established to help researchers access research infrastructure in support of studies leading to improved safety of life and property. The primary goal is to support researchers who would benefit from accessing world-class research infrastructure that is not available in their host institution or country and where the funding schemes available in their country of residence does not facilitate such access.

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Joint Global Health Trials scheme – call 9 Development Grants

Deadline: 5 Feb 2019

The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Wellcome are pleased to announce the launch of the ninth call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials.