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|
|Institutional "pump-priming" awards to develop new opportunities in Global Mental Health Research||MRC||14 September 2017|
|STFC Global Challenge Research Fund Foundation Awards||STFC||5 September 2017|
|Innovation Follow-on Call: Enabling innovation in the UK and developing countries||NERC||12 July 2017|
|Antimicrobial Resistance in a Global Context – A Cross-Council call in partnership with the Department of Health||All||11 July 2017|
Information on previous calls can be found here.
Call announcements and other information related to GCRF funding can be found below:
|Second GCRF Collective Fund call will be launched in late summer 2017||21/04/2017|
|Two new ESRC centres to help world's poorest and vulnerable||20/04/2017|
|ESRC GCRF Postdoctoral Fellowships call||20/04/2017|
|Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) highlight||16/03/2017|
|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|