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.

EQUALS in Tech Awards now accepting Nominations to Empower Women and Girls across the Globe

The EQUALS Global Partnership has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the prestigious 2018 EQUALS in Tech Awards. Exceptional initiatives that are using the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower women and girls across the globe are invited to submit nominations. This year’s EQUALS in Tech Awards will be presented in four categories: Access, Skills, Leadership, Research The awards are organized annually by the EQUALS Global Partnership, a … [Read more...]

Applications Open for ISESCO Research Grant!

Deadline: 31 July 2018 Applications are now open for the ISESCO Research grant which is designed to give researchers an opportunity to gain experience in their academic field by working as a Research Assistant on a faculty member’s research project or on their own project under the close guidance of academic institution or scientific research center. These grants are intended to help in preparing researchers to undertake their own future research projects and to provide supplemental … [Read more...]

French Embassy, Australia: Seeking Applications for its FASIC PHC Program

Deadline: 2 April 2018 France-Australia Science and Innovation Collaboration Grants is seeking applications for its FASIC PHC Programme which aims to support the launch and the critical early-stage development of bilateral research projects between France and Australia. It also aims to support the strategic scaling-up of science and technology collaborations. The FASIC PHC program will contribute to initiate or reinforce bilateral research collaborations, will enable scientists from France … [Read more...]

William T Grant Foundation: Seeking Applications for its Research Grant

Deadline: 2 May 2018(LOI) William T Grant Foundation is seeking applications for its Research Grant which supports 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. The Foundation invests significant time and resources in capacity-building for grantees and provide opportunities for connections with other scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. It also organize targeted learning … [Read more...]

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation: Seeking Applications for ASPIRE 2018

Deadline: 13 April 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is seeking applications for its APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”). It is an annual award which recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies. Mission The ASPIRE Prize supports APEC’s mission to: Strengthen international science … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) Program 2018!

Deadline: 13-Mar-2018 Applications are now open for the Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) Program 2018 grant opportunity. ACACA is a treaty-level agreement signed in 1984 between the Australian and Chinese governments and the ACACA program operates under this agreement. Funding priorities agreed between the Australian and Chinese Governments for 2018 and 2019 are: eCommerce innovation sustainable agricultural technology sanitary and phytosanitary … [Read more...]

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...]