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GW4 GCRF Clusters Call Networking Event

GW4 GCRF Clusters Call Networking Event

This event is designed to enable GW4 academics to connect and find collaborators across GW4 for potential applications to the funding call. 

UKRI is inviting applications for Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Challenge Clusters. These ambitious grants seek to harness the power of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research to address global challenges and deliver sustainable development impact. The applications are intended to be research community driven, requiring GCRF grant holders to identify new Challenges which could be addressed through clustering of current or previously funded GCRF projects whilst also leveraging external expertise to accelerate impact, share knowledge and build capability and capacity beyond GCRF.

This is a two-stage call which will provide:

  • Seed funding for around 20 initial projects over an initial 12 months of up to £150k each. The first stage projects will be evaluated and in the second stage £1m - £2m funding will be made available for 6 to 8 projects over the subsequent three years.
  • Challenge Clusters should bring together current and/or former GCRF projects, along with associated partners from non-government organisations, industry, charity, civil society and other policy makers who have agreed to collaborate together to accelerate impact against a specific global challenge.
  • Clusters are encouraged to bring together other development projects funded by either UK or International organisations to leverage knowledge and deliver new synthesis of research findings.
  • The deadline for full bid proposals will be 16.00 BST, 24th September 2019.

If you would like to register your interest in attending this networking event, please email by 16.00, Friday 2nd August.

University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
University of Exeter