Global Challenges Research Fund: launch of £1.5m internal awards


March 29th, 2019

On Tuesday 2 April 2019 the University will launch the second round of internal awards to support the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

£1.5m will be allocated to projects seeking to address sustainable development goals in developing countries.

Interdisciplinary, pilot and networking awards are available.

Dame Jessica said: “I encourage every researcher across all disciplines at the University to consider how we might work with the Global Challenges Research Fund and deliver interdisciplinary research that will strengthen capability for innovation within both the UK and developing countries. Our first round of internal GCRF funding gave the University the opportunity to support some truly inspirational projects, all underlining our commit to working with international partners and helping to build capacity in developing countries to tackle complex issues.”

Discover more about previous projects funded through the GCRF.

More information

A launch event for the 2019 GCRF call takes place at 2-3pm, Tuesday 2 April on University Park. The application process will be outlined and Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, will introduce speakers whose research projects are building networks and capacity thanks to support from the 2018 call. Find out more and register.

Please visit Nottingham Strategy for Development-focused Research to find out more about the University’s vision, the funding available, the list of qualifying partner countries and details of projects funded to date by the Nottingham GCRF scheme. It is anticipated that the submission deadline will be Friday 14 June 2019.

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