- challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research strengthening capacity for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries
- providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need.
GCRF is administered through delivery partners including the Research Councils and national academies.
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. GCRF funding will be awarded in a manner that fits with Official ODA guidelines.
Current GCRF Open Calls
The first round of ESRC GCRF calls has now been commissioned. Some analysis on the successful grants will be available soon. We are currently scoping and developing the next phase of ESRC GCRF activity and hope to announce new funding calls by late spring.
UCCRI/CCI Ideas Forum
Following our GCRF workshop with CCI partners, there will be an Ideas Forum Thursday 6th April, 10am to 11.30am (coffee and biscuits available). This will be in the David Attenborough Building. We ask people to come along with specific ideas in mind that they are comfortable to put on the table and enable others to brainstorm and feed into. You can also come along to listen but it is hoped this will be more of an interactive process.