Latest Grant Funding and Resources for Development Research

Here is a list of latest grants, funding opportunities and other resources from international donor agencies for supporting development research.

How can NGOs apply and get grants from Bilateral Donor Agencies?

Bilateral donor funding refers to the donor country’s Government aid to recipient country in a Government-to-Government or a Government-to-NGO/Civil Society partnership. It is part of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) policies of the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which are working towards economic progress and trade. They play a major role in providing development funding to Governments and Civil Society mostly in developing … [Read more...]

Evergreen Grants: How to apply for funding without worrying about deadlines?

When we identify a funding opportunity and decide to apply for it, the single big factor that will most significantly influence us in the process is its deadline. A deadline that is close enough can be very disappointing. For example, if you come to know of a funding opportunity 3 days prior to its deadline, you will either give it up or you will put yourself under lot of pressure to complete the proposal and submit it within the given timeframe. Some donor agencies can be very rigid and … [Read more...]

EDCTP: Optimizing the Use of Products for Poverty-Related Diseases among People

Deadline: 29 September 2016 The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is currently inviting applications for its Clinical Trials and Operational Research Studies to Optimize the Use of Products for Poverty-Related Diseases in Mothers, Newborns, Children and/or Adolescents with an aim to support actions on preventive and therapeutic clinical interventions of post-registration products, as well as related behavioral studies, aimed at optimizing use of new or … [Read more...]

Children with Cancer UK: Seeking Applicants for 2016/17 Project Grants

Deadline: 30 August 2016 Children with Cancer UK is currently inviting applicants for its Project Grants with an aim to support the administration of childhood cancer registries or multicentred clinical trials. Objectives To improve knowledge of the genetic and environmental causes and relevant biological mechanisms of childhood and teenage and young adult (TYA) cancers To identify diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for childhood and TYA cancers To optimise and develop more … [Read more...]

EDCTP: Strategic Actions Supporting Large-Scale Clinical Trials

Deadline: 13 October 2016 The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is currently inviting applications for its Strategic Actions Supporting Large-Scale Clinical Trials with an aim to support distinct strategic actions (clinical research activities) which are part of a large-scale clinical trial that has the potential to achieve rapid advances in the clinical development of new or improved medical interventions against PRDs. Proposals must present the large-scale … [Read more...]

NWO-WOTRO Call for Proposals: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Research Programme

Deadline: 13 October 2016 NWO-WOTRO is currently inviting proposals for its Sexual and Reproductive Health Research (SRHR) Programme with an aim to generate insights in and a better understanding of processes that determine and strengthen the sexual and reproductive health of people, as well as their ability to claim their sexual and reproductive rights. Objectives To gain a better understanding of the socio-cultural and gender-related norms, behaviours and factors contributing to … [Read more...]

Applications Open for European Cultural Foundation’s Third Idea Camp 2017!

Deadline: 20 September 2016 The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) is currently inviting applicants for its third Idea Camp 2017 entitled "Moving Communities" that will focus on the current positive, radical resistance movements that are daring to counteract anti-democratic practices. ECF’s Idea Camp is a three-day collaborative working platform organized within the framework of Connected Action for the Commons, a network and action research programme led by ECF together with six cultural … [Read more...]

ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund: Strengthening Capability for Research and Innovation

Deadline: 6 September 2016 The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is seeking applicants for its Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Centres competition 2016 in order to strengthen capability for research and innovation within both UK and developing countries, providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need. Aims develop interdisciplinary relationships within and beyond the social sciences around key global research challenges build strong … [Read more...]

Empowers Africa: Improving access to Education, Healthcare and Business Opportunities

Deadline: Rolling Empowers Africa is seeking applications to fund and support programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa. It supports programs that empower communities by improving access to education, healthcare and business opportunities. Empowers Africa in protecting Africa’s natural wealth is critical to the empowerment of the surrounding communities. Projects are selected only if they are community-led, measurable and … [Read more...]

EDCTP: Seeking Applications to Strengthen the Capacity of Health Systems

Deadline: 29 September 2016 The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is currently inviting applications for its Strategic Actions Supporting Health Systems/Services Optimization Research Capacities in Cooperation with Development Assistance Initiatives with an aim to support distinct strategic actions to strengthen the capacity of health systems to effectively deliver new products and to monitor their post-market safety. This will be achieved through effective … [Read more...]

NIC Justice Involved Women: Developing an Agency Wide Approach

Deadline: 25 August 2016 The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is currently inviting applications for its Justice Involved Women: Developing an Agency Wide Approach. The program is the gender-responsive research and practice regarding women, drawn from a variety of sources reflecting the risk, needs and strengths of this population as well as focusing on those areas that contribute to women’s pathways into the criminal justice system. The program will continue to be offered to teams of … [Read more...]

n-vestigate Call for Applications: Inviting Journalists to Promote International Collaboration

Deadline: 30 July 2016 Journalists are invited for the n-vestigate project that aims to promote international collaboration in Eastern Partnership countries, EU and Russia in terms of investigative journalism, media law, FoI and to increase their impact in the respective societies. n-vestigate is a project by n-ost from Berlin, Germany in association with  Hetq Armenia, RISE Moldova, RDPI Ukraine, and Liberali Georgia, financed by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and … [Read more...]

Horowitz Foundation’s 2016 Awards: Understanding the Major Fields of Social Sciences

Deadline: 31 January 2017 The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy is seeking applicants for its 2016 Awards in order to support the advancement of research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences. Aim to support emerging scholars through small grants to promote scholarship with a social policy application to encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences Award Categories Donald R. Cressey Award: For the most outstanding … [Read more...]

ISBE Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund: Addressing Sustainability in Entrepreneurship

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) invites applications for the Research and Knowledge Exchange (RAKE) fund, supported by; the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); British Academy of Management (BAM) and administered through ISBE. This initiative aims to encourage and support research activities from academics, third sector organisations, consultants and practitioners with the ambition of drawing together and generating an … [Read more...]

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program: Inviting Practitioners, Scholars & Journalists Worldwide

Deadline Extended till 1 November 2016 The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking applicants for its Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, which offers five-month fellowships to practitioners to focus on strategies and best practices for developing democracy in their country of interest; and to scholars to conduct original research for publication. Projects may address the economic, political, social, legal, or cultural aspects of democratic development and include a range of … [Read more...]

National Institutes of Health: Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health

Deadline: 6 October 2016 National Institutes of Health is currently inviting applications for its Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH). Programs will support mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women's … [Read more...]

Africa Open Data Network Research Coordination: Pursuing Data-Driven Sustainable Development

Deadline: 15 August 2016 The Open Data for Development Network (OD4D) is seeking applications for its Africa Open Data Network (AODN) with an aim to support the sharing of emerging evidence among diverse data actors, stakeholders, communities and enthusiasts, mobilizing them for a greater impact. It will also be evident in the capacity of the actors themselves to pursue data-driven sustainable development. Objectives Increase the awareness of effective Open Data Innovations in Africa at … [Read more...]

Department of State: Peace and Security for Colombian Women in Post-Accord Colombia

Deadline: 9 August 2016 The U.S. Embassy Bogota announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects entitled "Peace and Security for Colombian Women in Post-Accord Colombia" that address the need to engage and support women, peace, minorities, and vulnerable populations through inclusive social, economic, political, leadership, and health programs, to promote women’s participation in post-accord Colombia. Women in Colombia are victims of domestic … [Read more...]

Financial Literacy for Mexican Women: Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Deadline: 21 August 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City is pleased to announce a new program entitled “Financial Literacy for Mexican Women” whose aim is to break the cycle of violence by teaching women and girls the financial skills necessary to be independent and avoid entering or remaining in abusive relationships for economic reasons. Women and girls need to learn basic financial skills so that they can manage their own finances, establish positive credit histories, and become eligible … [Read more...]

Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Policy Analysis Program

Deadline: 14 November 2016 Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration is currently inviting applications for its Rural Policy Analysis Program with an aim to support research and analysis of key policy issues affecting rural communities that informs policy makers. The program is national in scope and looks at cross-cutting rural health and human services issues in order to identify trends and challenges. Focus Areas facilitate public dialogue … [Read more...]