Global Challenges Research Fund Workshop
Aims of the Event:
• Learn more about the £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund
• Learn first-hand about ODA compliance from expert Dr Connor Snowden, British Council
• Explore tips and advice on how to write fundable GCRF proposals
• Hear from GCRF panel members on proposal expectations
• Network across disciplines and identify early interdisciplinary opportunities
• Be prepared for the next funding announcement Audience:
The event is open to research staff and is suitable for those who have experience of international development research and those without international development experience but who are interested in exploring new opportunities for their research. Any researchers considering an application for GCRF funding are strongly encouraged to attend. Come along from 12.45 for light lunch prior to the workshop. Overview of the GCRF: The GCRF supports research which promotes the economic development and welfare of people in lower and middle income countries.
Current CHALLENGES include:
• Secure and resilient food systems supported by sustainable agriculture
• Sustainable health and well being • Inclusive and equitable quality education
• Clean air, water and sanitation
• Renewable energy and materials £1.5 billion will be allocated through GCRF to support excellent research informing sustainable and scalable IMPACT.
The GCRF is designed to encourage interdisciplinary research that offers a holistic, whole-system view of these challenges, and generates new insights into how they could be tackled. Recognising the inter-connected and complex nature of development challenges and the need to cut across silos, GCRF is a new and very different way of funding research, which puts IMPACT centre stage … Mark S Reed – GCFR Blog Post
*This event is ony open to UoD research staff only.*
This event is open to UoD research staff only - as room capacity is limited to 50 we cannot accept registrations from anyone who is not research member of staff. It has been promoted via email and flyer to Research Staff via the ADRs, School Managers and Research Admin Leads - Margaret Teven is the lead for this event and communications about it.