Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

Information on the Global Challenges Research Fund.

The Global Challenges Research Fund is a UK government initiative to link research funding with fundamental problems in developing countries.  It is anticipated to have a budget of £1.5bn over 5 years.  It is important that the planned research tackles genuine development goals of the country and that there is a planned pathway to impact for delivering the benefits of the research in the developing country. 
Much more information is available from the GCRF website maintained by the Research Support Office and members of Informatics interested in applying for GCRF projects are encouraged to consult the information there on a regular basis.  The situation is evolving and as well as RCUK other bodies such as The Royal Society are also calling for GCRF-related projects.

An Informatics workshop on GCRF was held on Monday 19 September 2016 and the slides are available here:


GRCF Slides September 2016 (496.32 KB PowerPoint)


GRCF Workshop slides (138.74 KB PDF)


A College workshop on GCRF was held on Monday 5 December 2016 and the slides are available here:


GCRF Prof Mount (704.3 KB PDF)


GCRF C Burns (1.33 MB PDF)


GCRF Dr Calder (786 KB PDF)


GCRF Dr Wang (798.39 KB PDF)