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Global Research Council

RCUK is one of more than 60 participants of the Global Research Council (GRC), which is a virtual organisation comprised of the heads of research funding agencies from around the world.

The GRC promotes international research collaboration and impact by providing a unique global forum for research funding agencies to share best practice and data, and discuss research funding policy issues.

The long-term objective of the GRC is to foster multi-lateral research and collaboration across continents to benefit both developing and developed nations.

The GRC also:

  • improves communication and cooperation among funding agencies
  • provides a forum for regular meetings of the Heads of Research Councils
  • responds to opportunities and to address issues of common concern in the support of research and education
  • provides a resource for those institutions wishing to build a world-class research landscape
  • explores mechanisms that support the global science enterprise and the worldwide research community.

Annual Meetings

Each year, the Heads of Research Councils come together to discuss policy issues and specific themes, and meet the GRC’s objectives on behalf of the global research community.

The GRC 2016 Annual Meeting was hosted by RCUK with the Indian Science and Engineering Board (SERB) in New Delhi on 25-27 May 2016.


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