Government – guidance

Funding for development research

Details of calls for new funding opportunities in development research run by the Department for International Development (DFID) or our development partners.


This page is aimed at organisations and researchers looking for information on funding opportunities in development research. It lists in date order a selection of current calls with a research, evidence or evaluation theme which are being run by DFID or by our programme partners. If you are interested in working for DFID you should also look at our supplier portal.

Centre of Excellence for Development, Impact and Learning (CEDIL)

DFID will soon be tendering for a new research requirement where we are seeking to establish a Centre of Excellence for Development, Impact and Learning (CEDIL). Read a quick Summary of CEDIL programme (PDF, 239KB, 1 page) .

The competition to appoint the Research Director and Intellectual Leadership Team will start early in 2016. We will be holding a Market Engagement event for interested parties in December in DFID’s London office (22 Whitehall), on 11 December 2015. Please book your place by registering on the following site:

The deadline for registration is 1 December 2015.

If you wish to read the draft Terms of Reference and receive further communications about this opportunity, please visit DFID’s supplier portal to register your interest in PO 7369. Please log any questions you may have through the supplier portal, and use the survey monkey link included to confirm your attendance at the market engagement event.

The Agri-Tech Catalyst

This supports businesses and academia in developing innovative solutions to challenges in the agri-tech sector. There are 2 competitions a year.

Further details