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Global Challenge Research Fund

STFC GCRF Foundation Awards Call opens 26 July 2017

Closing date: 4pm on Tuesday 5 September 2017

STFC Foundation Award Call 2017

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 RCUK and Research Council calls can be found on the RCUK website.

STFC GCRF Foundation Award Call Briefing Event

21 July 2017
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA

Agenda and presentations

Time Programme Speaker
10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and introductions (PDF, 342KB) Dr Jason Green, Head of External Innovations and 21st Century Challenges, STFC
10:40 GCRF overview - RCUK update (PDF, 5,525KB) Dr Mark Claydon-Smith, Associate Director International Development, RCUK
11:10 Introduction to the STFC Foundation Call and ODA compliance (PDF, 438KB) Dr Katharine Hollinshead/Stephen Loader, STFC
11:30 Facilities and skills for global challenges: support from UKCDS (PDF, 1,738KB) Vicky Morgan, Director UK Collaborative for Development Sciences
11:50 ODA issues in STFC’s Newton-Bhabha projects (PDF, 1,016KB) Dr Rajeev Pattathil, Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
12:10 Capacity Building for Radio Astronomy (PDF, 3,383KB) Dr Mark Thompson, University of Hertfordshire
12:30 Lunch and networking
13:20 Details of the STFC Foundation Call, Lessons learned from other research councils (PDF, 290KB) Dr Katharine Hollinshead/Stephen Loader
13:40 Q&A  
14:00 Networking and informal 1:1 surgeries with STFC GCRF staff  
15:00 Close


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