The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries through:
GCRF is administered through delivery partners including the Research Councils and national academies.
GCRF forms part of the UK's Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment, which is monitored by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). ODA-funded activity focuses on outcomes that promote the long-term sustainable growth of countries on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list. GCRF funding will be awarded in a manner that fits with Official ODA guidelines.
When assessing whether an activity is eligible as ODA or not, delivery partners consider whether projects and programmes satisfy OECD criteria on eligibility by whether or not they:
The GCRF delivery partners have prepared some additional guidance on ODA . Any applications to the GCRF will need to comply with these guidelines.
The project is currently being led by:
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|Call title||Council||Closing date|
|MRC/AHRC GCRF Global Public Health; Partnership Awards pre-call announcement||MRC||8 June 2017|
|Research Networking Highlight Notice for International Development||AHRC||25 April 2017|
Information on previous calls can be found here.
Call announcements and other information related to GCRF funding can be found below:
|Research councils lay foundations for ambitious new global health research programmes||15/12/2016|
|Projects announced under the ESRC GCRF Strategic Networks call||16/12/2016|