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The calls for proposals and scholarships published here may be of interest to researchers using interdisciplinary approaches to tackle international development problems.

LIDC members who plan to apply are encouraged to contact Gek Kwan-Lim, Programme Development, LIDC, for help with partnering within LIDC's Colleges.

LIDC Interdisciplinary Seed Fund (formerly LIDC Fellowship Scheme)

In 2013 LIDC launched its annual Fellowship Scheme that aims to support new collaborative research projects in international development between academics from at least two different Bloomsbury Colleges – LIDC members (Birkbeck, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, SOAS and Royal Veterinary College).

Grants of up to £6,000 per project are available to support innovative ideas for international development research that are inter-sectoral (e.g. between education and health, agriculture and environment, etc.) and/ or interdisciplinary (e.g. between political science and anthropology, economics and epidemiology, etc.). The Fellowships are intended as seed funding to help collaborators across Colleges to develop new research areas.

The 2017/18 call is now open.

Additional resources

Useful listing of funding opportunities - UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS)