ESRC-DFID joint fund for poverty alleviation research

This ESRC-DFID joint scheme funds world-class research on a broad range of topics to enhance the quality and impact of social science, and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. A key feature of the scheme is that it is open to Southern institutions as bid leaders.

The scheme has a current portfolio of 126 research grants.

Joint fund for poverty alleviation research grants (Phase 3) – outline call 2014-2015 now open

ESRC and DFID are pleased to announce a third annual funding call under the current phase of the ESRC/DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research.

Deadline for applications: 16.00 UK time on 22 January 2015.

The purpose of the scheme is to provide a more robust conceptual and empirical basis for development and to enhance the quality and impact of social science research on poverty reduction. Scheme-funded research will have high potential for impact on policy and practice in low-income countries through the use of the new knowledge created. Applications are sought from across the social sciences and may be for fundamental or more applied research topics.

Joint Fund grant holder conference: Research uptake and impact

In September 2014, ESRC and DFID hosted a conference to enable researchers and others linked to the Joint Fund to share and learn from each others experience of research uptake and impact. Attendees from all three phases of the scheme and beyond came together for the one-day event in London, bringing a diverse wealth of experience of planning for, working towards, measuring and achieving impact through international development research.

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