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.

EU Commission announces €100 Billion for Research and Innovation

The EU Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation for the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027. A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. The proposed budget allocation of €100 billion for 2021-2027 includes €97.6 bn under Horizon Europe (€3.5 bn of which will be allocated under the InvestEU Fund) and €2.4 bn … [Read more...]

Elrha 6th Call for Proposals: Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme

Deadline: 17 July 2018 Elrha is seeking proposals for the 6th round of its “Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC)” programme with an aim 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). The scope of this programme covers any research that will … [Read more...]

Toyota Foundation’s Research Grant Program 2018: Exploring New Values for Society

Deadline: 3 August 2018 The Toyota Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Research Grant Program 2018 to encourage ambitious researchers who seek new values for society by fundamentally exploring basic ways of thinking and methodologies on what approach they should take to address difficult issues to be faced in the future. The Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program supports research projects in accordance with its program title, “Exploring New Values for Society”. The … [Read more...]

Spencer Foundation: Seeking Applications for Small Research Grants

Deadline: 1 August 2018 The Spencer Foundation is seeking applications for its Small Research Grants Program that supports education research projects. The program’s aim is to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. The Spencer Foundation was established in 1962 by Lyle M. Spencer. The Foundation is intended, by Spencer’s direction, to investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. Funding … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust: Seeking Applications for Open Research Fund

Deadline: 3 August 2018 The Wellcome Trust is seeking applications for its Open Research Fund to support researchers to develop and test innovative ways of making health research open, accessible and reusable. Funding Information Open Research Fund funding of up to £50,000 for up to one year. Activities making outputs findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) eg implementing new approaches and standards to help researchers in the same discipline developing open … [Read more...]

Apply for UK Research and Innovation Strength in Places Fund!

Deadline: 25 July 2018 Applications are open for the UK Research and Innovation, Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) that is a new competitive funding scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant regional growth. Aims The high level aims of the Strength in Places Fund are: To support innovation-led relative regional growth by identifying and supporting areas of R&D strengths that are: driving clusters of businesses across a … [Read more...]

Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art: Seeking Applications for Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant 2018

Deadline: 31 August 2018 The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) is seeking applications for its Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant 2018. Ila Dalmia FICA Research Grant, which is instituted by FICA with the support of art historian and curator Yashodhara Dalmia in the memory of her sister Ila Dalmia, aims to provide an annual grant to support research on Indian modern and contemporary art. The application is open to individuals who are committed to researching in the field of visual … [Read more...]

Call for Mobility Grants (Fund for Bilateral Relations) – 2018

Deadline: 14 September 2018 Applications are now open for the Mobility Grants  (Fund  for  Bilateral Relations) - 2018 which aims to facilitate establishment of bilateral partnerships between researchers from the Donor States and Romania in order to submit a collaborative research proposal funded under EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021. Objectives of the call To strengthen  the  cooperation  and  to  increase mutual knowledge and understanding between research teams  from  Romania  … [Read more...]

Winners of 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Awards Announced

European Commission and Europa Nostra has announced the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Awards. The 29 laureates from 17 countries have been recognised for their impressive accomplishments in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising. Seven Grand Prix laureates (each of whom will receive €10,000) and the Public Choice Award winner, chosen from among this year’s winning projects, will be announced during the … [Read more...]

Global Development Network Call for EOIs: Assessing Social Science Research Systems Doing Research Programme

Deadline: 15 June 2018 The Global Development Network (GDN) is seeking Expressions of Interests(EOIs) for its “Assessing Social Science Research Systems Doing Research Programme” which is a GDN flagship program that aims to understand, map and assess social science research systems, with the goal to identify and analyze structural barriers to doing research in developing countries. GDN is running a global roll-out over the period 2018-2023 and is calling for expressions of interest (E0I) from … [Read more...]

Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS): Inviting Applicants for Small Grants Program

Deadline: 30 August 2018 The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) is seeking applications for its Small Grants Program (SGP) on the themes of “Youth” and “Urban Spatial Inequalities” that aims to support scholars and professionals in the Arab region. This competition is funded by grants provided to ACSS by the Ford Foundation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Program Activities The program funds five kinds of activities: Travel grants … [Read more...]

CODESRIA’s Meaning-making Research Initiatives: Call for Female Researchers

Deadline: 31 May 2018 The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is currently seeking applications for its Meaning-making Research Initiatives to promote research by African and Diaspora scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities that can contribute to a better understanding of Africa and its place in the world. Thematic Priorities All applications must engage with CODESRIA’s 2017-2021 thematic priorities and cross-cutting issues: Democratic … [Read more...]

Applications Open for HIV Research for Prevention Fellowship Programme!

Deadline: 21 May 2018 Applications are now open for the HIV Research for Prevention Fellowship Programme designed to help build journalist capacity to report on biomedical HIV prevention, and to generate high-profile media coverage of advances and challenges in prevention research, especially in communities that are heavily impacted by the epidemic. As part of the fellowship, journalists will participate in a day and a half onsite workshop with leaders in various fields of biomedical … [Read more...]

Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund: Seeking Projects Preserving Wildlife and Wild Places around the World!

Deadline: 1 June 2018 The Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund is currently accepting applications to support critical research projects that protect and preserve wildlife and wild places around the world. Since 2006, the Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund has worked with dozens of individuals and organizations to further research, expand conservation impact, share knowledge, and engage local communities. Funding Information Awards may be made in any amount; however … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Kigali: Seeking Applications for2019-2020 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program

Deadline: 1 June 2018 The U.S. Embassy Kigali is seeking applications for its 2019-2020 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP), a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Grant Categories RESEARCH GRANTS: Awards of 3 to 9 months are offered for African university faculty or research institute professionals to conduct research in any academic … [Read more...]

Norway and Lithuania signs MoUs of EUR 117.6 million for the New Funding Period

Norway and Lithuania have signed MoUs of EUR 117.6 million for the new funding period of the EEA and Norway Grants (2014-2021). This will strengthen ties with Lithuania and the other 14 beneficiary countries, as it is one of the main objectives of the EEA and Norway Grants. A pan-Baltic cooperation on research is to be established. Cooperation in the field of health will be continued with particular focus on public health, children, young people, families in vulnerable groups, home affairs, … [Read more...]

NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Deadline: 27 June 2018 National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking applications for its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Agricultural Systems, to support research, education, and extension work by awarding grants to solve key problems of local, regional, national, and global importance in sustaining conventional, organic, and urban agricultural systems. For FY 2018, applications to the SAS RFA must focus on approaches that promote transformational changes in … [Read more...]

Apply for The Royal Society’s International Collaboration Awards 2018!

Deadline: 3 May 2018 The Royal Society as part of the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) is seeking applications for its “International Collaboration Awards” to enable outstanding UK research leaders to develop international collaborations with the best leading researchers from around the world, to work on some of the global challenges and problems facing developing countries. Objectives Support the development of sustainable collaborative partnerships between outstanding researchers … [Read more...]

National Endowment for the Humanities: Research and Development Program

Deadline: 7 June 2018 The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is currently seeking applications for its Research and Development Program with an aim to support projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Afghanistan: Apply for South Asia Higher Education Symposium

Deadline: 12 June 2018 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan has announced an open competition for an assistance award through this NOFO for a cooperative agreement to organize and implement a regional higher education symposium. The symposium will be conducted in English. The four-day symposium will enhance Afghan education officials’ skills in monitoring and evaluation, accreditation, and curriculum development and improve Afghan universities’ … [Read more...]