Nottingham Global Challenges Research Development Fund – official launch

Join us as we launch the 2019 University of Nottingham Global Challenges Research Development Fund (GCRDF).

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

During the launch event, we’ll share the experience of awardees of the Interdisciplinary, Pilot and Networking grants from 2018. Attendees will hear details of how the fund has worked, the challenges of this type of funding and what the fund has enabled in the partnering country.


  • 2.00pm: Welcome and Introduction to speakers (Jessica Corner)
  • 2.05pm: Key criteria of the UoN GCRF Fund (Michele Clarke)
  • 2.10pm: Interdisciplinary Award; NAFLD; India (Guruprasad Aithal)
  • 2.25pm: Premature children healthcare; Nairobi (Eleanor Mitchell)
  • 2.40pm: Applications for Mezquite; Mexico (Zinnia Gonzalez Carranza)
  • 2.55pm: Key deadlines and review mechanism (M.Fitzpatrick/J.Green)

This launch event will conclude with key dates for the fund and the review process for applications.

Register your attendance at Eventbrite.

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April 2nd, 2019 at 4:47 pm

Dr Aris Georgopoulos

Is the launch on 2May or 2 Apr? An email circulated mentions 2 May

April 3rd, 2019 at 10:00 am


Good morning. The launch was on Tuesday 2 April. Many thanks – Rebecca

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