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.

William T Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Deadline: 9 January 2019 William T Grant Foundation is seeking applications for its Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence to support high-quality field-initiated studies that are relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States. Focus Areas Identify or test strategies to improve the use of existing research. Identify or test strategies for producing more useful research evidence. Test the assumption … [Read more...]

Spencer Foundation’s Small Research Grants: Supporting Education Research Projects

Deadline: 1 February 2019 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...]

AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship: Joint Call with the Africa Research Excellence Fund

Deadline: 1 February 2019 The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is seeking proposals for a program entitled “Preparatory Fellowships – Joint call with the Africa Research Excellence Fund”. The purpose of the AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship is to enhance the competitiveness of up and coming post-doctoral sub-Saharan African scientists and clinicians aspiring to receive international /regional /national fellowships or grant support, such as the EDCTP … [Read more...]

RWJF 2018 Call for Proposals: Health Data for Action (HD4A) Program

Deadline: 14 December 2018 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking proposals for a program entitled “Health Data for Action (HD4A): Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (Data Access Award)” that  aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. The Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (Data Access Award) (HD4A) program will support innovative research … [Read more...]

UKRI: Strategic Priorities Fund UK Climate Resilience Programme

Deadline: 12 November 2018 UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) is currently seeking proposals to the first call of the Strategic Priorities Fund UK Climate Resilience programme. The programme will be jointly delivered by NERC, the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) on behalf of UKRI, and the Met Office on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Israel Institute Research Grants Program

Deadline: 11 April 2019 The Israel Institute is seeking applications for its Research Grants for Substantive Research on Modern Israel. These grants facilitate the research and writing of books or scholarly articles that make an original contribution to the field of Israel Studies and promote a greater understanding of modern Israel. Areas of Study Areas of study include, but are not limited to: Israeli history politics economics law Funding Information The … [Read more...]

NIH: Seeking Applications for Collaborative Research Grants Program

Deadline: 5 December 2018 Applications are open for Collaborative Research Grants Program to encourage collaboration that proposes diverse approaches to topics, incorporates multiple points of view, and explores new avenues of inquiry that lead to publications and other resources for humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. Types of Grants & … [Read more...]

BA/Leverhulme Trust: Seeking Applications for Small Research Grants

Deadline: 7 November 2018 The British Academy is currently seeking applications for its Small Research Grants program to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. Funding Information The first recourse for funding should be to applicant’s own institution (where applicable). Applications will not be considered for less than £500. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support … [Read more...]

SSRC: Seeking Proposals for APN Individual Research Grants

Deadline: 5 January 2019 The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is seeking proposals from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions; or regional, governmental, and nongovernmental agencies or organizations in Africa for its Individual Research Grants with an aim to support independent African research and its integration into regional and global … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Researcher Links Workshop Grants (UK and Russia)!

Deadline: 30 November 2018 Applications are open for the Researcher Links Workshop grants which are designed to provide financial support to bring together a UK/Russia bilateral cohort of early career researchers to take part in workshops to meet the overarching objectives. The programme is supported by UK government. Objectives Establish new research links or significantly develop existing links, with the potential for longer term sustainability – Principal Applicants must outline the … [Read more...]

Apply for IATI Research Challenge for Journalists!

Deadline: 20 December 2018 UNDP and UNESCO have jointly launched the “IATI Research Challenge for Journalists” which is a research and writing competition for journalists around the world aged between 15 and 25. The competition opens on the International Day for the Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) as one of a range of activities marking 10 years since the launch of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). Investigate how a country of applicants choice is progressing … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for INGSA Research Associates Grant Programme 2019!

Deadline: 15 November 2018 Applications are open for "INGSA Research Associates Grant Programme 2019” that is a collaborative platform for policy makers, practitioners, national academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government. The grant will be an opportunity for researchers and policy practitioners to: undertake professional development … [Read more...]

Mauritius Research Council: Seeking Proposals for Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme

Deadline: 23 November 2018 The Mauritius Research Council (MRC) operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation is currently inviting applicants to submit proposals under the Pole of Innovation Grant Scheme that aims to enhance the impact of Research and Innovation on the economic development of the Republic of Mauritius by promoting creation of innovative products/ services and goods and spurring innovation through advanced research and partnerships among … [Read more...]

American Educational Research Association: Seeking Proposals for Research Grants

Deadline: 17 October 2018 With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is seeking proposals for its Research Grants. The program supports highly competitive studies using rigorous quantitative methods to examine large-scale, education-related data. This research and training program is designed to advance knowledge and build research capacity in education and STEM education and learning. Since 1991, this AERA Program has been … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: 2019 Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development Program

Deadline: 12 November 2018 The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), in collaboration with the Japan International Collaboration Agency (JICA) has announced a call for proposals for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development program (SATREPS). The aim of the program is to acquire new knowledge and technology that lead to the resolution of global issues and the advance of science and technology, and through this process, to create innovations. Research Fields … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Research Grants Program!

Deadline: 6 November 2018 The Center for Education and Ethics has announced a Research grant program that encourages applicants to understand educational policy and practice in broad terms, including issues that directly relate to K-12 schools and higher education institutions, but also concerning policies that influence children’s growth and development in the family and other institutions. Topics the proper content of moral education and of the rights of parents to choose its … [Read more...]

AHRC: Seeking Applications for Nahrein Network Research Grant Awards

Deadline: 15 November 2018 The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is seeking applications for its "Nahrein Network Research Grant Awards". Aims These awards support interdisciplinary research on themes relating to one or more of the Nahrein Network’s five aims: To better understand the current situation They aim to develop a fuller historical understanding of the current exclusion of local experts and audiences from the production and consumption of knowledge about Middle … [Read more...]

British Academy Funding Call: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects

Deadline: 3 October 2018 The British Academy is seeking proposals from UK-based researchers to across all disciplines within the social sciences and humanities to develop international interdisciplinary research projects with development impact, in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences. The purpose of each project will be to develop new ideas and methods to bear on existing international challenges and to deliver policy-relevant outputs. Projects … [Read more...]

Europeana: Seeking Proposals for Research Grants Programme

Deadline: 5 October 2018 Europeana is seeking proposals for its Research Grants Programme. The Europeana transform the world with culture. They build on Europe’s rich cultural heritage and make it easier for people to use for work, learning or pleasure. Europeana work contributes to an open, knowledgeable and creative society. Theme The Theme of this year is "The First World War". Funding Information The Research Grants Programme manages the total amount of 25,000 Euros per year. … [Read more...]

DST Call for Applications: Indo-Finnish Joint Call for Mobility of Researchers

Deadline: 15 October 2018 Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Academy of Finland have launched a call for application to support mobility of researchers between the two countries in fields of natural sciences and engineering. The aim of this call is to support long-term and systematic research collaboration with a view to promoting the mobility of researchers between India and Finland.   Mobility from India to Finland: Indian researchers in fields of natural sciences and … [Read more...]

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