September 12, 2018, by Rob Ounsworth

GCRF: deadline for expressions of interest

Researchers at the University of Nottingham  are invited to apply for the latest round funding under the GCRF scheme, which supports the delivery of world-leading discoveries that tackle complex global problems.

Research England has awarded the University £1.9m, as part of our QR allocation, to support projects seeking to address sustainable development goals in developing countries and to further support this mission we have launched a second round of GCRF Internal Awards for Pump Priming (up to £50,000) and for Networking (up to £24,000).

Please note that the deadline for submission of expressions of interest is 21 September and the deadline for full submissions is 1 October.

The Global Challenges Research Fund addresses global challenges through disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and aims to strengthen capability for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries, and provide an agile response to emergencies and opportunities.

For this financial year, we are supporting projects seeking to establish or develop collaborations in the following research themes:

  • Global health and wellbeing
  •  Food systems
  •  Inclusive and equitable education
  •  Resilience to environmental shocks and challenges
  •  Cities and sustainable infrastructure
  •  Security, conflict, human rights, social justice, migration and displacement
  • Clean air, water and sanitation
  • Affordable, reliable, sustainable energy

Projects should place in the following countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • Tanzania
  • Sudan
  • Zimbabwe
  • Malawi
  • Kenya
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Colombia
  • Vietnam
  • Fiji
  • Philippines
  • Mexico

Find out more

Full details on how to apply, eligibility criteria and FAQs

Meanwhile, the University is delighted to announce the first recipients of the Internal Nottingham GCRF award for financial year 2018/2019.

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, said: “The call was extremely competitive and the standard of research submissions we received were of excellent quality, each with genuine potential to positively affect the lives of individuals and society in the partner countries where our researchers are collaborating.

“We look forward very much to seeing the results of these projects over the years to come and I encourage researchers from every discipline to seek to understand how their research might play a part in addressing Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries.”

The following projects were funded by the first call of the Nottingham GCRF scheme

GCRF funded interdisciplinary projectsGCRF in-country projectsGCRF funded pump priming projects

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