The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a 5-year £1.5Bn fund and a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy: tackling global challenges in the national interest. The fund aims to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries through:
Following a highly competitive call for outline proposals, Research Councils UK invites 52 outlines representing a broad range of development challenges to develop full proposals. Between £8M - £20M (100% full economic cost) will be available for each Hub, provided over a 5 year period starting on 1st December 2018. Depending on the quality of the applications received we anticipate awarding 12-15 Hubs.
Each Hub is required to demonstrate:
Applications which do not adequately demonstrate genuine interdisciplinarity, equitable international partnerships and breadth across and between a number of Sustainable Development Goals, will not be considered fundable.
Assessment of the full proposals will be through a two-stage competitive process. The first stage will comprise of external expert review and assessment by an international, interdisciplinary Panel. Following this, the most competitive full proposals will be invited to interview.
Please note that submission to this call is by invitation only. Full proposals must be submitted via Je-S by 16:00 British Summer Time (BST) on 24th May 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Information about the outline stage of this call can be found below:
The outline call text and guidance documents are available (as a combined PDF).
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Sian Rowland on 01793 444014.