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Global Challenges Research Fund in UK

Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants in UK 2020

Partially Funded
Country: UK
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Applications have opened for the Global Challenges Research Funds in the UK. The deadline for the scholarship is 31st March 2020.

  • The Academy of Medical Sciences is working with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society to offer Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Networking Grants, available through the GCRF, which is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).
  • Additionally, GCRF is an initiative that aims to support cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that addresses the global issues faced by developing countries.


Applicants can be from any discipline, and applications should focus on building a collaborative network. Therefore proposals should be submitted jointly by a lead overseas researcher from a developing country and a lead researcher based in the UK.

The candidates should meet the following criteria for the Global Challenges Research Funds in the UK

  • They should have completed a Ph.D. or have experience at an equivalent level
  • Also, they should have proven research experience in their field
  • Also, the candidates should hold a permanent position at an eligible institution (in the UK or a DAC-listed country), or a fixed-term contract for the duration of the award.


The successful recipients of the award will receive the following advantages

  • 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.

Application Procedure

  • The candidates should apply for the program using the Academy’s online grant management system.
  • They should engage with their colleagues, mentors and other senior academics during the development of the application.
  • Additionally, they should visit the grants advice page for guidance to help prepare for the application, including tips on grant writing and preparing a lay summary.
  • Moreover, the candidates’application will be reviewed by Fellows across all of the partnership Academies and experts from developing or Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), and they will not need to attend an interview.
  • Furthermore, the organizers will let the students know within five months of the submission deadline whether they have been successful.

Visit the official website for more details.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 March,2020
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerThe Academy of Medical Sciences
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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