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.

Nominations Open for UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

Deadline: 31 December 2016 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking applications for its UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International prize for research in the life sciences. The purpose of the prize is to reward projects and activities of an individual, individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations for scientific research in the life sciences, which have led to improving the quality of human life. The objective of the … [Read more...]

USDA: Seeking Applications for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

Deadline: 14 September 2016 The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), an agency of United States Department of Agriculture is seeking applications from organisations for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area Program. The aim of the program is to support research, education, and extension work by awarding grants that address key problems of national, regional, and multi-state importance … [Read more...]

Bureau of INL Enforcement Affairs: Drug Prevention and Awareness Programming in Burma

Deadline: 1 August 2016 The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for a program entitled "Drug Prevention and Awareness Programming in Burma" with an aim to build stronger and more resilient communities that are aware of and can counter the dangers of drug use. INL seeks to work with the Government of Burma, the multilateral community, and the NGO community to reduce drug use in Burma. To address this goal, INL … [Read more...]

Joint Global Health Trials Scheme: Improving Health in Low and Middle Income Countries

Deadline: 15 September 2016 The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Wellcome Trust have jointly announced a seventh call for proposals to fund global health trials in order to generate new knowledge about interventions that will contribute to the improvement of health in low and middle income countries. Focus Areas (Not limited) Behavioural interventions Complex … [Read more...]

India/Japan Cooperative Science Programme: Promoting Bilateral Scientific Collaboration

Deadline: 8 September, 2016 The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) are seeking applicants for its India-Japan Cooperative Science Programme (IJCSP) in order to promote bilateral scientific collaboration between Indian and Japanese scientists. Applications are invited from eligible Indian researchers /scientists to submit proposals for joint projects and joint … [Read more...]

Public Affairs Section (New Delhi): Seeking Proposals for U.S.-India Conference on Waste Management

Deadline: 12 August 2016 The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in New Delhi is seeking proposals for a project entitled "U.S.-India Conference on Waste Management” with an aim to bring together academic experts, activists, businesses, and governmental representatives from the United States, India, and around the world. The two-day conference would include panel presentations, facilitated conversations, and other sessions. The ideal time for the program is April 2017, which will support U.S. … [Read more...]

NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation

Deadline: 11 October 2016 The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is currently inviting applications for its Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT) solicitation. This PFI: AIR-TT solicitation is designed to support innovative ideas and partnerships in the translation of NSF-funded fundamental science and engineering discoveries, or fundamental science and engineering discoveries that have been … [Read more...]

Public Affairs Section (New Delhi): Seeking Proposals for Framing the Debate on Climate Change

Deadline: 12 September 2016 The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in New Delhi is seeking proposals for Framing the Debate on Climate Change with an aim to raise awareness about the ongoing complex conversations on climate change issues while preparing young leaders to participate in these discussions in an informed manner. Through this program, the U.S. Embassy seeks to raise awareness about the complex conversations in this subject among the college youth in the North Indian states and … [Read more...]

PEP Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI): Inviting Applicants for Institutionalization Projects

Deadline: 1 August 2016 The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) invites developing country-based research centers/institutes to submit an expression of interest (EOI) to undertake a series of policy research activities from late 2016 to 2018. The Institutionalization project (IP) aims to develop and establish expertise in policy analysis using Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models within one selected research center/institute. The selected centre/institute will implement several … [Read more...]

UNDP: Undertaking Research project(s) on Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa

Deadline: 9 August 2016 UNDP Regional Support Centre for Africa (RSC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, invites interested universities, think tanks and research institutions to indicate their interest in undertaking research project(s) under the UNDP regional and multi-country Programme on Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa. The program is a four (4) year regional project anchored in the Regional Programme based on an extensive consultation process with the African Union, Regional … [Read more...]

Partnership for Economic Policy: Call for Proposals for Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment Program

Deadline: 15 September 2016 The Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP) has announced a call for proposals for projects on “Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment” (PAGE) in developing countries with an aim to support high quality research, capacity development, and policy engagement for growth and employment in developing countries. PEP has been granted funding by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (or UK Aid) and the International Development Research … [Read more...]

Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies: Inviting Applicants for Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women’s Studies

Deadline: 31 December 2016 The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa is inviting applications for its Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women’s Studies for 2017-2018. The purpose of this fund is to attract highly qualified researchers working on feminist, women’s or gender issues. The Visiting Scholar will be required to present their ongoing research project in conferences and/or seminars and to interact with the community of students and colleagues. The … [Read more...]

OSISA Women’s Rights Programme: Promoting Women’s Economic Justice, Social & Legal Rights

Deadline: 29 July 2016 The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is seeking proposals for its Women’s Rights Programme in order to support stronger women’s participation in key sectors of agriculture and mining, intending to make these sectors specifically work better for, and benefit women. It invites grant proposals for interventions that seek to challenge the causes, remove the barriers, capitalize on the opportunities and catalyse transformation and change processes – across … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Stockholm Water Prize 2017: Improving the Human Rights and Basic Service

Deadline: 25 September 2016 Nominations are open for Stockholm Water Prize 2017 by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) with a mission to generate and promote knowledge, solutions and tools leading to water-wise decisions for sustainable development. Thematic Areas Water Governance Transboundary Water Management Climate Change and Water Water, Food and Energy Water Economics Prize Categories Policy and Practices human rights, conflict resolution, … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2017 International Grinnell Prize of $100,000!

Deadline: 9 October 2016 The Grinnell College is seeking applicants for its 2017 Grinnell Prize. The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize, or the Grinnell Prize, directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good. Focus Areas Civil and Human Rights Crime, Legal Services Human Services Agriculture, Food Animal Related Arts, Culture, and … [Read more...]

Bureau of INL Enforcement Affairs: Legal Education Visiting Scholar Program for Afghanistan

Deadline: 16 August 2016 The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from organizations for a program entitled “Legal Education Visiting Scholar Program for Afghanistan” with an aim to provide Afghan law students at the public universities, from both the Law and Politics and Islamic Law (Sharia) faculties, an opportunity to develop their legal English, oral advocacy, critical thinking, research, and legal writing skills. The project will … [Read more...]

HEAD Foundation Essay Competition: Imagine the Future of Asia

Deadline: 31 August 2016 The HEAD Foundation is currently inviting applications for its inaugural Essay Competition – “Imagine the Future of Asia”. This crowd sourcing ideation exercise aims to draw from ASEAN youths, original ideas for potential research topics and other projects at the Foundation. It aims to look for fresh, innovative ideas centered on the theme of Human Capital and Education for Asian Development. Themes Education (especially education quality and relevance), … [Read more...]

United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia: Institutional Grants Program

Deadline: 31 October 2016 The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (United Board) is currently inviting applications for its Institutional Grants Program with an aim to promote whole person education in the tradition of the liberal arts colleges and universities in Asia. Whole person education addresses the varied academic, professional, personal, and spiritual needs of students. It empowers students for their own personal and professional growth, and nurtures a sense of … [Read more...]

National Institutes of Health: NIDCR Small Research Grants for Secondary Analysis of FaceBase Data

Deadline: 7 September 2016 Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health is currently inviting applications for its NIDCR Small Research Grants for Secondary Analysis of FaceBase Data with an aim to support meritorious research projects that conduct secondary data analyses of these FaceBase datasets relevant to craniofacial development, human craniofacial conditions or traits, and animal models of those craniofacial conditions.  Informatics projects that integrate data … [Read more...]

Office on Violence Against Women: National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault Solicitation

Deadline: 23 August 2016 Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women is currently inviting applications for its National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault Solicitation with an aim to provide training and technical assistance on issues relating to sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native women. The purpose of the National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault is to: Provide a repository of information on topics related to the sexual assault of … [Read more...]