External funding opportunities

Assistance for R&D Proposals’ Preparation
The UTEC Office of Research offers personalized assistance for the formulation of proposals to be presented in external funding opportunities. To request assistance, write to investigacion@utec.edu.pe at least 5 business days before the proposal submission deadline.
“Premio Ejército del  Perú estímulo a la Investigacion, Desarrollo e Innovación en Ciencia y Tecnología AF- 2023”

“Premio Ejército del Perú estímulo a la Investigacion, Desarrollo e Innovación en Ciencia y Tecnología AF- 2023”

→National Grant

The purpose of this call is to stimulate creativity, ingenuity and an inventive spirit to find solutions to the problems of material and equipment needs in the Army; and especially to technological development; which will contribute to reduce technological dependence through products, technologies or institutional inventions.

Research areas:

  • Weapons and ammunition system.
  • Sensors and electronic systems.
  • Technologies common to bases and facilities, platforms and combatant.
  • Bases and facilities.
  • Land platforms.
  • Aerial platforms.
  • Fighter.
  • CBRN (nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical).
  • Information and communication technologies ICT’s.

Access to the guidelines and registration form  here.

Reception of research projects: from April 3 to October 13, 2023.

Healthcare speed grant

Healthcare speed grant

→International Grant

At Merck, we are dedicated to accelerating innovation and advancing science. That’s why we want to foster independent research by reducing financial hurdles for researchers. We are inviting pre-clinical researchers in the fields of oncology, immuno-oncology, autoimmune disorders and drug discovery technologies to apply to our fast funding programme: the Merck Biopharma Speed Grant Initiative. If your application receives a positive decision, grant funding will be made available within weeks of us receiving your application. Grants of up to €30,000 per project are available.

Who can apply?
Pre-clinical researchers in the fields of oncology, immuno-oncology, autoimmune disorders and drug discovery technologies are invited to apply. Funding is available for pre-clinical research only.

Healthcare professionals and researchers employed by Healthcare Organizations may not be funded by this initiative for formal and legal reasons.

To apply for the Speed Grand Initiative, send us a mail here.

How does it works?
All information submitted in the application is considered non-confidential. Please ensure you have permission to disclose any information you share on the application form.

Applicants will keep all rights to results and the respective IP. We can even help you to submit your patent application upon request.

Merck Biopharma will accept or decline applications at our own discretion. Please consult the terms and conditions for further information.

Your Benefit
If your application is approved, you can benefit from financial support in the form of a grant of up to €30,000 per project. We want to accelerate your project’s potential. That’s why grant funding will be made available within weeks of us receiving your application if your project receives a positive decision.

Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative research for educational change

Research-Practice Partnerships: Collaborative research for educational change

→ International Grant

The Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) Grants Program is intended to support education research projects that engage in collaborative and participatory partnerships with project budgets up to $400,000 and durations of up to three years. We accept Intent to Apply forms once a year in this program.

We view partnerships as an important approach to knowledge generation and the improvement of education, broadly construed. Over the long term, we anticipate that research conducted by RPPs will result in new insights into the processes, practices, and policies that improve education for learners, educators, families, communities, and institutions where learning and teaching happen (e.g., schools, universities, museums, other workplaces).

Details about the program and application process can be found below. In addition, you may wish to read the RPP Writing Guide found here. Various details discussed in this request for proposals document are elaborated on in the writing guide.

Applications Open: Mid-September, 2023

Intent to Apply: Early-November, 2023

Full Proposal Deadline: Early-December, 2023

Apply here.

USAID/Peru and South America Regional (SAR) Locally Led Development Initiative Agency for International Development

USAID/Peru and South America Regional (SAR) Locally Led Development Initiative Agency for International Development

→ International Grant

The Peru-SAR Locally Led Development Initiative seeks to engage local private and civil sectors in priority areas as defined by the partner governments in the region and the United States Government (USG). This initiative is designed to increase sustainability and impact in the areas of Regional Environmental and Sustainable Growth; Socio-economic Integration of Migrants; and Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment, and Climate Change as outlined in Section V.

Only Local Entities as defined in ADS 303.6 are eligible under this solicitation.

To apply, interested Local Entities must submit a 2-page concept paper. Applicants are highly encouraged to have a 1:1 privately secured matching contribution to the requested funding.

Additional Information on Eligibility: Local Entities as defined in ADS 203.6. an individual, a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or another body of persons that:a. is legally organized under the laws of;b. has as its principal place of business or operations in;c. is majority owned by individuals who are citizens or lawful permanentresidents of; and managed by a governing body the majority of who are citizens or lawful permanent residents of a country receiving assistance from funds appropriated under title III of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.”For purposes of this section, “majority-owned’ and “managed by” include, without limitation, beneficiary interests and the power, either directly or indirectly, whether exercised or exercisable, to control the election, appointment, or tenure of the organization’s managers or a majority of the organization’s governing body by any means.”

Deadline: Sep 30, 2023 

Apply here.

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) -USAID

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) -USAID

→ International Grant

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) provides grant funding to innovators and researchers to test new ideas, take strategic risks, build evidence of what works, and advance the best solutions.

DIV’s tiered-funding model embraces risk at early stages and mitigates risk at later stages, ensuring that funding is targeted to the most cost-effective innovations that can improve people’s lives.DIV takes a broad approach to innovation; innovations can be business models, products, behavioral interventions, applied research, or replications of proven innovations in novel environments.

DIV’s Core Principles: DIV’s approach is centered around our three core principles: evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and scale. DIV assesses each applicant through the lens of these principles, commensurate to the stage or type of funding sought.

DIV’s Funding Approach: Tiered Stages
DIV uses a tiered-funding model to maximize impact per dollar spent. We invest small amounts in a variety of relatively unproven ideas and make large investments only in those ideas that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and the potential to scale and be sustained via the market or public sector.

Our funding is focused on outcomes, not inputs; this outcomes-based funding enables grantees to adapt and grow under changing circumstances to achieve the greatest impact.

DIV provides funding in three tiered stages and also provides funding for researchers seeking to generate rigorous evidence. Organizations should apply to the level that best matches their current scale and evidence base of impact and cost-effectiveness. Organizations may apply again for the same level of funding or another level of funding.

Stage 1: Pilot (Up to $200,000)
Stage 1 grants support innovation pilots in developing country contexts. Stage 1 innovations are early in their development and require testing to understand user demand, feasibility, impact, and financial viability. Innovations at this stage must be post-prototype or -ideation. While an approach to monitor impact is necessary at this stage, a rigorous impact evaluation methodology is not required.

Stage 2: Test and Position for Scale (up to $1,500,000)
Stage 2 grants support rigorous testing to determine impact or market viability. Public sector innovations at this stage should demonstrate rigorous evidence of causal impact and cost-effectiveness or use DIV funding to build such evidence. Stage 2 funding can support impact evaluations, further market testing, strengthening business or delivery models for scale, or operational expansion for innovations that have already conducted successful pilot testing.

Stage 3: Transition to Scale (up to $15,000,000)
Stage 3 grants transition proven approaches to widespread scaling in new contexts or new geographies. Applicants should have demonstrated evidence of commercial viability or rigorous evidence of impact and cost-effectiveness at the Stage 2 level and must leverage additional external funding or partnership.

Evidence Grants: (Up to $1,500,000)
Evidence Generation grants support research and evaluations of widely-used development approaches that lack sufficient evidence of impact and cost-effectiveness. Evidence Generation awards support impact evaluations, including randomized controlled trials and, if appropriate, quasi-experimental methods.

Find more information visit the official webpage.

ELDP Documentation Grants

ELDP Documentation Grants

→International grant

Small Grants (SG)

Small grants can be used for a range of purposes related to the documentation of endangered languages, such as to carry out fieldwork, develop a pilot project, or complete a project already begun. The maximum grant awarded is £10,000.
SG Information Pack

Individual Graduate Scholarships (IGS)

IGS applications are invited from individuals seeking scholarship funding for up to 3 years. Individual Graduate Scholarship projects last for 12 to 36 months; field trips are normally involved. In addition to field trip costs, you may apply for a stipend to cover the period while undertaking field research and processing the results. A stipend provides funding to cover direct living costs and is not a salary; as such, employment-based taxes should not be claimed.
IGS Information Pack

Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (IPF)

IPF grantees are typically researchers at an early stage in their academic career (e.g. who have held a PhD less than 5 years), with qualifications in linguistics and experience in linguistic fieldwork. IPFs are available for between 12 and 24 months and the maximum amount is 250,000 Euro.
IPF Information Pack

Major Documentation Project (MDP)

MDP funding can cover elements including fieldwork costs, equipment, researchers’ salaries, and grduate students’ stipends (stipends should be included only for activities contributing to the project while in the field or processing the documentation materials). Project duration is from 6 to 36 months. Funding for these projects typically ranges from anything above 10,000 up to 130,000 Euro (the maximum is 300,000 Euro). We encourage you to submit quality proposals that provide value for money and are clearly justified.
MDP Information Pack

Read more information in the official webpage.



→International grant

Grants Program is a project of the Waitt Foundation. ROC Grants provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues and ocean protection. This complements the Waitt Foundation’s existing major grants program and is responsive to conservation opportunities, supports higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale.

Review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before submitting an application.

Proposals for grants up to $20,000 will be reviewed on a monthly rolling basis. Project funds will be distributed within 2 weeks of funding decisions.

Read the guidelines and requirements in the official webpage.

SPIRIT – Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams

SPIRIT – Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams

→International grant

SNSF offers a wide range of international funding schemes and works closely with foreign funding organisations to promote cross-border collaboration. The SPIRIT programme facilitates knowledge exchange between Swiss researchers and researchers in selected countries that are receiving development assistance. With SPIRIT, the SNSF is giving Swiss researchers more opportunities to collaborate with partners in many countries around the world.

The programme is intended for two to four research groups, out of which one applicant must engage in research work in Switzerland, and at least one applicant must do so in an eligible partner country. Further applicants in a partner country or in Switzerland may be added. However, the total of applicants may not exceed four persons. Swiss applicants must meet the eligibility requirements applicable to SNSF project funding. These requirements apply mutatis mutandis to applicants from abroad.​

Deadline: Applicants can request between 50,000 and 500,000 francs in project funds for two to four years. At least 30% of each approved grant must be allocated to Switzerland and at least 30% to the relevant partner country/countries.

For more information  visit the official webpage.