Latest News: Over the past 3 years, we have supported around 250 research projects. Involving around 420 individuals, 28 partner organisations, 56 different academic institutions, a small team of volunteers and one staff. We think that's pretty good!
Latest News: The EWB-UK research team has been looking to develop new methods through which we can maintain and develop the quality and impact of our research projects. This means that for the time being we have mainly been accepting affiliation requests, however several new research projects are soon to be announced. Watch the project ideas space for details!

The Research Programme achieves EWB-UK's aims by supporting students studying at academic institutions to link up with international development organisations to undertake research at on their behalf.


In Brief

The EWB-UK Research Programme enables the research skills of our volunteers – and hence the facilities of the institutions they study at – to be accessed by development organisations. In turn, this allows students to undertake research projects that are useful, exciting and relevant for their academic degrees.

More about the Research Programme....

Find an idea for your Research Project

In the future we will have a number of briefs below (around 6 or 7) which we will have developed. As a student, you can apply for these and we will choose the most suitable student. More details on this process will follow, but it is all about us giving the most support as possible to our research student, creating meaningful and high impact, high quality research.


Affiliate your Research Project with EWB- UK

If you are currently undertaking a project that falls within the ethos of EWB-UK you can apply to affiliate. By affiliating your project, it shows that we think your project is great and that you can have access to certain benefits and support. 

Once you have finished your work we will review it and disseminate it as much as we can. This will mean that your research can have a great impact and be available to those who can use it! We hope that you agree, this is one of the primary reasons to work in this area: to make a difference!


Get involved!

The EWB-UK Research Programme is run by a team of motivated and diverse students, graduates and professionals who are vital to its success. We are always looking to improve our contribution and for new members to join our team.
More information about the team and volunteering with us.

If you have any other enquiries and can't find the answer here, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you.


Past research

A collection of past research papers done in collaboration with EWB-UK can be found on our Scribd account at:


Contact the Research Team