Sources of Awards & Funding

Faculty at the Aga Khan University seeks long-term funding opportunities from national, regional and international organisations to undertake research in the social sciences and humanities, basic and clinical sciences, and education. These grants, in turn, support graduate students (advanced diploma, Masters and PhD), post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows, conferences, workshops and public outreach, thereby developing an encouraging network of research and scholarly collaboration across disciplines and borders. 

Funding by Source

Institutional Funding

  • UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COUNCIL GRANTS | Researchers can apply four times a year and avail funding for up to $25,000 in two categories: short-term and multidisciplinary. Proposals are submitted and reviewed by the Grants Review Committee.

  • FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES: SEED MONEY | Contact Office of the Dean, Medical College for further details.

  • FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD | Contact Office of the Dean, Medical College for further details.

  • DEPARTMENTAL RESOURCES | Every department has funding available for supporting field specific projects, researchers - technicians, associates and post-doctoral fellows - and collateral. Contact your respective academic entity/department for further queries.

Extramural Funding

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, USA | NIH Online Submissions Process

  • THE WELLCOME TRUST, UK | Wellcome Trust Submission Process

  • JOINT-ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS (JeS), UK | Registration for Tanzania campus underway.


  • PADOR - Potential Applicant Data Online Registration | Managed by EuropeAid and contains information about organisations applying for grants of the European Commission (EC).

  • ECAS - European Commission Authentication Service (ECAS) account | Gives access to the Participant Portal for FP7 grants and other Commission sites for funding.

Other External Funding Opportunities

  • provides a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them. 

  • Fogarty International Centre at NIH offers a variety of funding opportunities to support the field of global health research. 

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation brings about the kind of changes that will help people live healthier and more productive lives, and seek to understand the world’s inequities.

  • British Academy is the UK’s expert body that supports humanities and social sciences and funds research across


    and in other parts of the world.

  • Horizon 2020 is the biggest European Union Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Opportunities for researchers from the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities are also available here.

  • Trialect is the place to explore new career pathways by leveraging opportunities posted.

  • AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.​

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