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.

Funding call

GCRF International Development Highlight Notice

Deadline: 18 Sep 2019

This highlight notice seeks to encourage innovative proposals for enhancing inclusive engagement with, and impacts from, research funded by the AHRC in one or more countries which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) and/or which will contribute more broadly to international development

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GCRF Challenge Clusters

Deadline: 24 Sep 2019

There are over 800 GCRF projects funded to date. Each project alone cannot address seemingly intractable global challenges, but by bringing together clusters of GCRF and other official development assistance (ODA) oriented research projects from across the necessary range of academic disciplines alongside other relevant stakeholders such as NGOs, CSO, government or industry, they could achieve much greater impact.

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AHRC Research Networking Scheme

Deadline: 24 Sep 2019

This highlight notice will develop research networks that build sustained international boundary crossing collaborations and equitable partnerships with Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

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Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Grand Challenge 2019

Deadline: 16 Oct 2019

Up to £2 million for innovative projects that provide collaborative solutions to the challenges of urban mobility and waste to wealth in Malaysia

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Joint Global Health Trials – Call 10

Deadline: 17 Oct 2019

The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the MRC and Wellcome are pleased to announce the launch of the 10th call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials.

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Knowledge Frontiers – International Interdisciplinary Research 2020

Deadline: 23 Oct 2019

The programme, funded by BEIS and the British Academy, supports projects which engage with questions concerning the relationship between expertise, public understanding and policy delivery, and highlight the importance of collaboration between communities of practice, disciplines, capacities and borders.

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Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC)

Deadline: 11 Nov 2019

The IZA/DFID Programme on Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation. The extension aims at building a significant new body of evidence on gender, growth, and labour markets to help shape gender and labour market policies in low-income countries.