Global Challenges Research Fund: apply now for internal award

October 13th, 2020

The University is inviting applications for internal awards to support the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The £1.5bn GCRF supports cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. It forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment and is a key part of the UK’s overseas aid strategy.

The University distributes a block grant from Research England to support collaborative projects that brings together researchers in the UK with those in developing countries.

The deadline for full applications to the internal scheme for the 2020/21 financial year is Friday 23 October 2020. 

Awards of up to £250,000 are available to proposals that are interdisciplinary, challenge-led and impact focused, which translate novel research into measurable real-world outcomes.

They will address at least one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and will fall into one of the following thematic priority areas:

  • Global health and well being
  • 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 knew line clean air, water and sanitation
  • Affordable, reliable, sustainable energy

You can find further details on how to apply for the fund here.

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October 14th, 2020 at 12:19 pm

Ayse Balci

Dear Sir/Madam;

Could you please let us know how to reach to details regarding applying for the fund from Turkey.
Thank you for your collaboration.


October 19th, 2020 at 2:52 pm

Cyrus M

Hi Ayse, thanks for getting in touch. I’m afraid the University of Nottingham’s GCRF awards scheme is only available to our academics, and external applications are not eligible, apologies. Thanks, I hope that helps.

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