UK Academies launch GCRF Challenge-led grants

The UK National Academies (The Academy of Medical Sciences, The British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering and The Royal Society) have launched an £8 million call for interdisciplinary Challenge-led Grants with a focus on resilience, as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund.

The awards will support interdisciplinary Research Consortia across all academic disciplines to develop and lead interdisciplinary research projects which focus on developing new approaches to significant and complex resilience problems facing developing countries. The Research Consortia will consist of one UK research group and two research groups from developing countries.

Each award provides 2.5 years of support and is worth up to £500,000. The funding can be used for research expenses, equipment, travel, networking costs, and training and skills development.

Deadline for application is 11 September 2018 3:00pm UK time.

For more information and to apply please visit the Challenge-led grants webpage

For enquiries about the programme please contact

These grants are funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, which forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment, and aims to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. Visit our Global Challenges Research Fund webpage to read more.

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