Global Challenge Research Fund - Interdisciplinary Research Hub Call

The second Collective Fund call for Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries is now live, with a closing date for outline applications of 9th November 2017.

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a 5-year £1.5Bn fund and a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy: tackling global challenges in the national interest. The fund aims to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries through:

  • 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.

Research Councils UK invites proposals from eligible UK research organisations to establish and lead a number of challenge-led and impact-focused GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs which meet the aims of Official Development Assistance. Between £8M - £20M (full economic cost) will be available for each Hub, provided over a 5 year period starting on 1st December 2018. Depending on the quality of the applications received it is anticipated that 12-15 Hubs will be awarded.

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