Horizon 2020

It is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Interested in learning more about EU funding opportunities for your research or innovation project? Then the European Commission’s Participant Portal is the place you need to go.

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TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants

Under this scheme grants are awarded to promising high-level research projects in earth sciences, engineering sciences, information technology and computer sciences, materials science including nanotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences and renewable energy carried out by young individual scientists in OIC countries.

The missions of TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants are to:

  • Recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world
  • Respond to the needs of young scientists in countries that are lagging in science and technology
  • Promote South-South and South-North cooperation in science, technology and innovation
  • Encourage scientific research and sharing of experiences in solving major problems facing developing countries

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ICDD Grant-in-Aid

One of the ICDD’s main objectives is to expand the range of reference materials by archiving or producing X-ray diffraction patterns. To further this effort, the ICDD supports a well-developed program of grants to researchers around the world to provide high-quality data and refined search techniques. Each year the ICDD extends financial support to qualified investigators, in the form of grants-in-aid awarded on a competing proposal basis, for the preparation of reference X-ray powder diffraction data.

The duration of a Grant-in-Aid is 12 months with two cycles per year. Cycle I begins 1 April and Cycle II begins 1 October.

Benefits offered to grantees are:

  • Financial support to aid current research
  • Publication of pattern(s), if accepted by the Editorial Department, in the Powder Diffraction File
  • Receive calibration standards
  • Purchase certain products at reduced prices
  • Web-based access to the list of compounds in the ICDD master database—includes published patterns as well as patterns still in the editorial process
  • First-time grantees receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Powder Diffraction

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International Development Research Centre

IDRC funds research in developing countries to create lasting change on a large scale. To make knowledge a tool for addressing pressing challenges, IDRC:

  • Provides developing-country researchers financial resources, advice, and training to help them find solutions to local problems
  • Encourage knowledge sharing with policymakers, researchers, and communities around the world
  • Foster new talent by offering fellowships and awards
  • Strive to get new knowledge into the hands of those who can use it

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The Baxter International Foundation Grants

Baxter’s mission to save and sustain lives inspires their work and commitment to expanding access to care, providing cost-effective healthcare solutions, delivering quality products and advancing innovations for the world.

Medical Education and Investigator Initiated Research Grants

The objective of the Baxter Grants Program is to support clinician and patient education programs, and Investigator Initiated Research projects associated with the use of biologics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology products and medical devices.

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The Baxter International Foundation Community Grants

Through the Community Grants Program, the Foundation is able to address healthcare needs worldwide, particularly in areas where employees live and work. Priority is given to organizations that partner with Baxter colleagues around the globe to address the needs of the underserved and disadvantaged. These local relationships allow for more thorough, targeted grants with measurable outcomes.

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Islamic Research & Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic development bank IDB

IRTI launched a new Research Grant Scheme for Non-Student Researchers, in order to encourage them to participate in the promotion and dissemination of Islamic economics, banking and finance. IRTI allocated a budget of US$ 80,000 per annum for this purpose, which translates into 4 Grants of US$ 20,000 each per annum. Information about the program has been widely disseminated among the global researcher community through various means.

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International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy (ICGEB)

Funding opportunities are made available through the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) – ICGEB Research Grants, which is a dedicated source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest.

Established in 1988, the programme aims to stimulate collaborative research in Member States and with the ICGEB Component laboratories, to promote training of young scientists and to facilitate the creation of appropriate research facilities.

The programme provides support for research projects in basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy.

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 International Society ISID Grant FOR Infectious Diseases (ISID)

The mission of the International Society for Infectious Diseases is to enhance research, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly in low resource countries. The Society’s programs emphasize the transfer of information and appropriate technology through training and education of health care professionals. In addition to the ISID sponsored conferences, the Society funds the following research grant and fellowship programs all of which are awarded by application:

  • ISID Research Grants for Young Investigators – Application deadline is April 1.
  • SSI/ISID Fellowship – Application deadline is April 1.
  • ISID/ESCMID Fellowship – Application deadline is April 1.

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NIDA International Program USA

Grant Types – International research can be supported through several types of grants from NIDA, including these two options:

  • Domestic Grants With a Foreign Component
    Most international research is supported by Domestic Grants With a Foreign Component, which enable U.S.-based principal investigators to conduct cooperative international studies with foreign partners. The foreign component is part of the grant; the entire application is scored competitively.
  • Direct Foreign Grants
    These are grants awarded directly to institutions outside of the United States. These grants allow researchers from outside the United States to compete for funding within the NIH system. The actual research is conducted outside the United States. For a grant to be awarded to a foreign institution, the principal investigator must demonstrate a special opportunity to further drug abuse research through use of expertise, resources, populations, or environmental conditions not readily available in the United States.

Grant Programs:

Most grants fall into one of three programs:

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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT)


The Southeast Asian (SEA) region has a number of promising researchers and scientists whose desire to contribute to the region’s development through research and knowledge dissemination initiatives is hindered by lack of funds. To address this concern and in line with the Center’s thrust of promoting, undertaking and coordinating research programs relevant to inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development of the region, SEARCA will dedicate funds to be known as the SEARCA Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT). A grant of up to $15,000 shall be awarded as seed fund for research/training.

Objectives of the Grant 

  1. SFRT aims to provide start-up funds to researchers and scientists who can make significant contributions to the development of the region but lack the funds to carry out their projects.
  2. It intends to build capacities of researchers to develop research proposals and conduct the research, mindful of inherent technical, financial, and administrative responsibilities of such an undertaking.
  3. It seeks to expand SEARCA’s reach in terms of research, capacity building, and contribution to the body of knowledge on ISARD in the region.

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