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Opportunity to attend Global Challenges Research Fund Town Meetings

RCUK has organised a series of Town Meetings designed to gather input from the relevant stakeholder communities on our strategy and delivery of the Global Challenges Research Fund. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in high-level discussions around the initial RCUK GCRF challenge areas, as well as practicalities around delivery of the fund, in particular building capability overseas, enabling interdisciplinarity, ensuring impact in developing countries, and ensuring ODA compliance.

Following a targeted invitation process, we are now able to open up registration to individuals from any academic discipline or professional area (e.g. civil society organisations, NGOs etc.) with a vested interest in international development and global challenges. Please note that while this is now an open registration process, individuals should be able to represent a breadth of discipline areas and approaches, and will be required to contribute to strategic discussions that may be outside of their usual academic or professional area(s) of expertise. These events are not open to research managers, administrators, or those occupying similar positions within universities.

The draft programme is linked below, and registrants may choose to attend one from the following four events:

  • 29 June – The Village Hotel, Coventry
  • 4 July – The Amba Hotel, London
  • 11 July – The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

The draft programme is linked below for information. Individuals wishing to register should send a brief justification explaining their current position, and their interest in and experience of international development and tackling global challenges to communications@rcuk.ac.uk. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis at the discretion of RCUK.

RCUK GCRF Town Meetings – draft programme


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