The Academy of Medical Sciences calls application for 2020 Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants. Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Networking is the initiative of a joint partnership between the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society. This program is the opportunity for researchers from across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK to hold networking events, to forge new links and also generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges.
The awards provide up to £25,000 over one year to support collaborations between developing countries and the UK and to hold networking events aimed at addressing global challenges. Out of £25,000, a maximum of £5,000 can be used for consumables for obtaining pilot data, archival research or fieldwork. Furthermore, the remainder is useable to contribute towards travel and subsistence costs, costs associated with networking events, administrative support and access to technical support.
The Academy of Medical Sciences Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants 2020 is open to applicants from any discipline as long as their project focuses on building a collaborative network. Moreover, the proposal must be of a lead overseas researcher from a developing country and a lead researcher based in the UK and they should jointly submit the application.
Furthermore, the organizer welcomes applications from researchers affiliated to institutions in DAC-listed countries in collaboration with researchers within eligible UK higher education institutions (HEIs).
There will be two further rounds of this grant scheme in 2020, Round 6 (open until 31 March 2020) and Round 7 (opening in Summer 2020). Interested candidates must submit an online application in order to apply.