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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Funding call

NERC: Engaging the public with environmental science 2022

Deadline: 18 May 2022

Apply for funding to develop new ways to engage the public with environmental science. This opportunity aims to support public engagement with environmental science research. Main applicants do not have to meet standard UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) eligibility conditions.

Funding call

Wellcome Trust: Mental Health Award: looking backwards, moving forward – understanding how interventions for anxiety, depression, and psychosis work

Deadline: 24 May 2022

As part of its new strategic focus on mental health as a key global health challenge, Welcome aims to develop new and improved early interventions for anxiety, depression and psychosis, in ways that reflect the priorities and needs of people experiencing these conditions. This work involves increasing scientific understanding of how brain, body and environment interact in the development and resolution of these problems.  

Funding call

Wellcome Trust: Heat adaptation – evaluating interventions to help manage the health effects of heat

Deadline: 31 May 2022

The award will fund teams led by researchers from low- or middle-income countries (LMICs) to test interventions to manage heat-related health risks in real settings – not under laboratory conditions. By the end of the award, successful applicants will have delivered a high-quality study testing and evaluating a new or existing heat adaptation intervention with the potential to change policy and practice in LMICs.

Funding call

Wellcome Mental Health Data Prize

Deadline: 5 Jun 2022

The Wellcome Data Prize in mental health will support collaborative approaches to research into anxiety and depression in young people. Teams in the UK and South Africa will explore existing data to find new insights and build digital tools that enable future research.

Funding call

FCDO and IDRC: Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) programme

Deadline: 7 Jun 2022

This funding call is seeking applications for research to accelerate delivery of new and improved knowledge, data and tools and capacity focused on tackling real-world barriers to adapting to climate change and managing risks from natural hazards in particular for the poor and vulnerable across Africa and Asia Pacific.

Funding call

NIHR: Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) – Call 5

Deadline: 29 Jun 2022

The NIHR fifth Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) call will support targeted research to strengthen health service delivery and resilience in low and middle income countries (LMICs) in the context of extreme weather events. The NIHR is seeking programmes of applied health research that can strengthen health service delivery and resilience in LMICs in the context of extreme weather events caused by the changing climate.