Funding opportunities

SIID is keen to foster development research across the University. We believe that the best research is truly inter-disciplinary, and hinges on effective international partnerships with other institutions, organisations and communities.

Below is a list of the resources currently available to fund development research, which is being regularly updated. A particularly important source of funding is the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). A quick guide to the GCRF programme is available here. For further information about the University of Sheffield’s response to these initiatives, please visit the R&IS GCRF website . Anyone interested in exploring these schemes are kindly requested to get in contact with Mel Knight (Research Development Section, R&IS) so that the Development team can support applications to this new funding stream.

A resume of the latest GCRF calls is available on their website.

The Academy of Medical SciencesGlobal Challenges Research Fund Networking GrantsUp to £25,000 for each grant is available to fund international, interdisciplinary networking events which bring together researchers based in the UK and DAC list countries, with the idea that these will help build the sort of collaborations required for larger scale international development focused funding applications.6 September 2017
International Institute for Asian StudiesFellowship - International Institute for Asian Studies, NLIf IIAS decides to sponsor your research by awarding a grant, you will receive:
- A monthly grant of €2000;
- Office facilities and access to the Leiden University Libraries;
- A one-time grant of (max) €1000 towards the costs of (international) travel.
1 March and 1 October of each year
Newton FundInstitutional links Grants (Egypt, Thailand, Turkey, Russia)Provide grants of up to £50,000 to £300,000 (depending on the partner country) to establish new research and innovation links, or significantly develop existing links, between research groups, departments or institutions with the potential for longer-term sustainability.19th September 2017
Newton FundResearcher links Workshop Grants (China, Philippines, Russia)Funds 3-5 day long bilateral workshops which bring together early-career researchers from the UK and a partner country to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research.19th September 2017
Newton FundResearcher links Travel grants (Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa)Provide financial support for early-career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher's career opportunities.19th September 2017
ESRCBuilding resilience to natural disasters using financial instrumentsResearch on the use of financial instruments to build resilience to natural disasters.26 September 2017
Leverhulme TrustVisiting ProfessorshipsA Visiting Professorship may last for between three and twelve months inclusive.ongoing