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Global Challenge Research Fund

STFC GCRF call opens 18 June 2018

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.

Call Guidance (PDF, 188KB)

More information about GCRF and Research Council calls can be found on the UK Research and Innovation website.

STFC GCRF & 21st Century Challenges Network Calls 2018

Showcase and Briefing Event
6 June 2018
Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE

This event launched two STFC calls:

  • 21st Century Challenges Networks: building multidisciplinary communities to enable the STFC research community to build engagement with challenge owners and stakeholders in the areas of environment, infrastructure and resources; health; defence, security and resilience.
  • Global Challenges Research Fund: maximising the practical impact of STFC-funded research and innovation address challenges faced by developing countries and to strengthen capability for research and innovation in support of economic development.

A selection of existing 21st Century Challenges Networks and Global Challenge Research Fund Foundation awards were showcased. Presentations from this event are available online.

Showcase and briefing event presentations

Full agenda available online


Last updated: 28 June 2018


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