DFID and ESRC announced phase 3 of the joint scheme in October. The latest funding calls under this phase closed on 29 November 2012.
Shortlisted applicants are now invited to submit full proposals by 2 May 2013.
A new development frontiers research fund was announced for high-risk/high-reward research ideas. Funding decisions will be communicated to applicants in early June 2013.
Guidance and information for reviewers:
- Development Frontiers call specification (PDF, 425Kb)
- Development Frontiers peer reviewer guidance (PDF, 314Kb)
Phase 1 funding calls
|Call||Application period||Eligible size of awards (FEC)||Total funding available for call (actual spend)|
|1||August-November 2005||£100,000 - £700,000||£5 million (£4 million)|
|2||May-July 2006||small-scale: up to £250,000
larger-scale: £250,000 - £700,000
|3||March-June 2007||£100,000 - £250,000||£3 million|
Phase 2 funding calls
|Call||Application period||Eligible size of awards (FEC)||Total funding available for call (actual spend)||Themes|
|1||June-September 2009||£100,000 - £500,000||£7 million|
|2||June-September 2010||£100,000 - £500,000||£7 million (£6 million)|
|3||June-September 2011||£100,000 - £500,000||£7 million||