Closing date: 4pm on 11 September 2018
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a five year, £1.5bn resource funding stream, announced as part of the 2015 spending review, to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries. In addition to a Collective Fund for interdisciplinary research, the Research Councils have each received directly allocated portions of the GCRF. 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. STFC has a GCRF allocation of £3.5m.
More information about GCRF and Research Council calls can be found on the UK Research and Innovation website.
Showcase and Briefing Event
6 June 2018
Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE
This event launched two STFC calls:
A selection of existing 21st Century Challenges Networks and Global Challenge Research Fund Foundation awards were showcased. Presentations from this event are available online.