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GCRF UK Funding call: Growing research capability to meet the challenges faced by developing countries

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is today launching a  call for applications for strategic programmes designed to grow research capability to address the challenges faced by developing countries. The aims of the call are to enhance existing and to build new collaborations between UK researchers and researchers in developing countries, and to increase the engagement of the UK research base with the many actors and agencies involved in responding to the needs of the world’s poorest populations.
At this stage we are inviting ‘Intentions to Submit’ applications. The call is aiming to support awards in the range of £2 - 8 million over four years. The deadline for Intentions to Submit is 25 October 2016 and the closing date for full proposals is 6 December 2016.


Applications are expected to set out a coherent and strategic vision including: how they link to existing institutional partnerships and strategies for supporting research on international development, how they will complement existing investments, and how they will seek to ensure that capacity and capability is sustained and strengthened in the future.


Programmes may encompass a range of activities, with a strong emphasis on building meaningful and lasting partnerships with researchers and other partners (NGOs, governments and business) in developing countries and how these researchers and partners have been involved in framing the research questions and identifying the pathways to impact.


Initiatives should build on the strengths of the applicant organisation/s and be framed around up to three development challenges, as informed by the UK Aid Strategy and/or the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Closing date for Intentions to Submit application:  25 October 2016 


Further information: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/gcrf/growingcapability

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