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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Partnership for Economic Policy Expressions of Interest

Deadline: 11 Mar 2019

PEP is partnering with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to launch a new program, designed to develop and strengthen high quality Impact Evaluation research capacities among governments in East and West African countries. The Impact Evaluation Mentoring for Governments in East and West Africa program is designed to foster a culture of experimental evaluation, strengthen the capacity of governments to commission Impact Evaluations, and facilitate the use of evidence in policy-making. In this first call, PEP invites research teams in developing countries to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to evaluate a new or existing policy initiative using experimental evaluation techniques between March 2019 and June 2021.

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Data Re-use Prizes in AMR & Malaria

Deadline: 15 Mar 2019

Entries have to generate a new insight, tool or health application from data available in an open data resource of Wellcome’s choosing. There are two prizes, each based on a topic of strategic importance to Wellcome: AMR surveillance and malaria.

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MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2019

Deadline: 9 Apr 2019

The UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards. This MRC/DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high-quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leader (ARL) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner.