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Global Challenges Research Fund – UEL Support Criteria

As you may have picked up, a cross council funding initiative the Global Challenges Research Fund has been launched by RCUK, the fund is worth £1,5 billion and aims to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges 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

The application criteria is complex and competition is likely to be high, key considerations are:

 

The call comprises current and forthcoming calls over the next year and beyond some of which are outlined in the attached document. There has already been some interest from UEL academics and we are expecting more in the coming weeks therefore we are introducing a demand management process which we hope will guide potential applicants which is outlined in the column ‘UEL approach’ of the document.

 

 

Funder(s) Call Deadline Call info UEL approach
ESRC GCRF Research Networks tbc

(Aug 2016)

http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/gcrf-strategic-networks-call-2016/ (Full details to be published during June 2016) UEL possible lead but researchers are advised to look for Co I opportunities. A prospective PI’s must have strong research council track record of winning large grants.
ESRC GCRF Centres competition 2016: Foundations of inclusive growth 6 Sep 2016 http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/gcrf-centres-competition-2016-foundations-of-inclusive-growth/ (2 new centres to be funded, £5 million each)  

 

UEL should seek partnership opportunities

ESRC GCRF SDAI Highlight Notice

 

15 Jul 2016 http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/gcrf-secondary-data-analysis-initiative-highlight-notice/

 

 

UEL should seek partnership opportunities

ESRC-AHRC Call for proposals on Forced Displacement 20 July 2016 http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/esrc-ahrc-call-for-proposals-on-forced-displacement/

 

(2 Grant Initiation Forms already received)

UEL possible lead but researchers are advised to look for Co I opportunities. A prospective PI’s must have strong research council track record of winning large grants.
AHRC Translating Cultures & Care for the Future – Research Innovation Call on International Development 21 July 2016 http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/translating-cultures-care-for-the-future-innovation-awards/

 

UEL possible lead but researchers are advised to look for Co I opportunities. A prospective PI’s must have strong research council track record of winning large grants.
AHRC PaCCS Interdisciplinary Awards on Conflict & International Development 28 July 2016 http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/gcrf-paccs-inter-disciplinary-research-innovation-awards-on-conflict-and-international-development/

 

UEL possible lead but researchers are advised to look for Co I opportunities. A prospective PI’s must have strong research council track record of winning large grants.
ESRC- (NIHR, AHRC, MRC, Defra,  VMD)

Tackling antimicrobial resistance: behaviour within and beyond the healthcare setting

(Pump-priming/Collaborative Grants)

 

20 July/

8 Sept 2016

http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/tackling-antimicrobial-resistance-behaviour-within-and-beyond-the-healthcare-setting/

(An optional networking and information event, where applicants can gain additional information and meet potential collaborators, will be held in London on 14 June 2016)

UEL unlikely to succeed as lead and  should seek partnership opportunities
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