Global Challenges Research Fund

The fund is currently developing with frequent new announcements and details of the funding confirmed. This page will be updated to reflect changes.

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GCRF Incubators

Conference report on ‘Producing Evidence for Development in Brexit Britain’

Helpful learning guide from Impact Initiative

 

Current GCRF funding opportunities 

Sustainable Agriculture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA)

Funder BBSRC
Title Sustainable Agriculture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA)
Status Pre-call
Open date 4 September 2017
Closing date November 2017 (tbc)
Type Research grant funding
Categories sustainable agriculture; food security; biodiversity; farming management 
Website  BBSRC 

Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges in Developing Countries

Funder RCUK 
Title Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges in Developing Countries
Status Open
Open date 14 July 2017
Closing date 

29 September 2017 (intention to submit)

9 November 2017 (Outline proposals)

Please note applicants may only submit one proposal as the PI/hub director. Outline applications will require a LoS from the PVC – the process and deadlines for this will be announced in due course. Please contact Gill Wells and Tristan Eagling as early as possible if you intend to apply.

Type Research grant funding
Categories intractable challenges; interdisciplinary; global goals; sustainable development
Website RCUK

Resilient and sustainable energy networks for developing countries

Funder EPSRC
Title Resilient and sustainable energy networks for developing countries
Status  Open 
Open date  28 June 2017 
Closing date  17 August 2017 (EoI)
21 September 2017 (full proposal) 
Type  Research grant funding  
Categories  energy; sustainable local energy; energy distribution challenges 
Website  EPSRC

MRC GCRF Confidence in Global Mental Health Research

Funder MRC
Title  MRC GCRF Confidence in Global Mental Health Research 
Status   Open (co-ordinated University bid) 
Open date  3 July 2017 (internal process) 
Closing date  7 August 2017 (internal process)
14 September 2017 (MRC deadline)  
Type  Pump priming grant funding  
Categories   global mental health  
Website  Co-ordinated University bids 

MRC GCRF Confidence in Global Nutrition and Health Research

Funder MRC
Title MRC GCRF Confidence in Global Nutrition and Health Research
Status  Open (co-ordinated University bid) 
Open date  3 July 2017 (internal process)
Closing date  7 August 2017 (internal process)
14 September 2017 (MRC deadline) 
Type Pump priming grant funding 
Categories  global nutrition; global health 
Website Co-ordinated University bids 

STFC GCRF Foundation Awards

Funder STFC
Title STFC GCRF Foundation Awards 
Status Pre-call 
Open date 26 July 2017 
Closing date 5 September 2017 
Type Research grant funding 
Categories capacity building; partnership building; scope widening to LMICs; pump priming; impact pathways 
Website STFC website 

Antimicrobial resistance in a global context

Funder MRC
Title Antimicrobial resistance in a global context
Status Open 
Open date 4 May 2017
Closing date 11 July 2017 
Type Research grant funding
Categories AMR; antimicrobial resistance; infections and immunity
Website MRC website

Innovation follow-on call: enabling innovation in the UK and developing countries

Funder NERC
Title Innovation follow-on call: enabling innovation in the UK and developing countries
Status Open 
Open date 24 May 2017
Closing date 12 July 2017 
Type Follow-on funding
Categories impact acceleration; enviromental and social challenges
Website NERC website

AHRC-MRC GCRF Global Public Health Partnership Awards

Funder AHRC/MRC
Title AHRC-MRC GCRF Global Public Health Partnership Awards
Status  Open
Open date  First call: 24 February 2017 
Second call: September 2017 (tbc) 
Closing date  First call: 8 June 2017 
Second call: December 2017 (tbc) 
Type  Partnership funding 
Categories  global public health, partnerships, knowledge sharing, capacity building, inter-disciplinary 
Website  MRC