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:
Research Councils UK invites proposals from eligible UK research organisations to establish and lead a number of challenge-led and impact-focused GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs which meet the aims of Official Development Assistance. Between £8M - £20M (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:
Assessment will be through a two-stage process. The first stage will comprise of a short mandatory Intention to Submit survey and call for outline proposals. Following this, the most competitive outline proposals will be invited to develop full proposals.
The Intention to Submit survey must be completed by 29th September 2017. Outline proposals must be submitted via Je-S by 16:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on 9th November 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Please follow this link to complete your intention to submit.
On behalf of RCUK, a number of organisations will be hosting a series of UK regional engagement events in September and October 2017. These events are open to UK research and user communities across a broad range of disciplines and will provide opportunities to:
For further information and to apply to attend one of these events please follow the links below:
|University of St Andrews||26 September 2017||Contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
|University of Manchester||29 September 2017||Link to registration|
|SOAS, University of London||22 September 2017||Link to registration|
|University of Leeds||19 September 2017||Link to registration|
|Leicester||14 September 2017||Link to registration|
|University of Essex||16 October 2017||Link to registration|
|Rutherford Appleton Laboratory||11 October 2017||Link to registration|
|University of Exeter||4 October 2017||Link to registration|
|Swansea University||13 October 2017||Link to registration|
For further information please email@example.com, or contact Sian Rowland on 01793 444014.