As part of the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), the Royal Society has launched an award to enable outstanding UK research leaders to develop international collaborations. With the best leading researchers from around the world, to work on some of the global challenges. Also, problems facing developing countries. The Royal Society award offers an exciting opportunity to foster and promote international collaboration. Further, outstanding research groups in the UK and overseas. With a view to supporting work on global challenges and problems facing developing countries. The award is available for up to three years.
The objectives of these challenge awards are to:
- Support the development of sustainable collaborative partnerships between outstanding researchers in the UK. Further, the best research groups in developing countries to generate new approaches to the most significant and complex problems faced by developing countries
- Strengthen research capacity in developing countries through collaboration. Sharing of knowledge and skills and exchange of staff between research groups in the UK. Also, their partners in developing countries.
- Further, Attract outstanding international scientists from developing countries and their teams to work with the UK’s best universities and research institutions.
- Support the research of the best UK scientists working in fields relevant to the Global Challenges to formulate new approaches to global development problems
- Up to £75,000 per year and will be dependent on the case for support.
- Please note that the first two years of funding are confirmed while the third year is subject to the renewal of the Society’s GCRF funding.
- The Collaboration Award can be used flexibly on activities directly relevant to supporting collaboration. Between the UK applicant, overseas co-applicant and also, their research groups.
- Requests can include research expenses, travel, and subsistence for the applicants or members of their team. Further, contribution towards research assistance and small pieces of equipment (no more than £10,000 per item).
- The UK applicant and overseas co-applicant must both be research leaders of international standing. Further, with an established track record in their field of research.
- You must demonstrate evidence of leading a strong research group as well as leadership within the research community, in particular making a substantial contribution to the identification and execution of independent research. As a guide.
- They would expect both applicants to have at a minimum of 8 years of active post-PhD research experience.