Global Challenges Research Fund


What is GCRF?

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion UK government initiative aimed at fostering research collaborations between UK institutions and institutions in Development Assistance Committee (DAC) listed countries to generate innovative solutions to intractable development issues. 

Research & Innovation's Global Challenges Strategy Manager, Dr Hilary Lynch, can provide further information, support and guidance with applications for GCRF, Newton Funding and other DAC listed related calls. Please contact Hilary if you have research in a GCRF related area, are thinking of applying for GCRF, Newton or other related funding, or simply require further GCRF information.

You can also keep up to date with GCRF related news and information through Royal Holloway GCRF Community on Yammer.

Internal GCRF funding opportunities


The following funding opportunities are available for early career researchers, mid to senior career academics, and for academics who have existing development projects and wish to show in-country impact through follow-on impact funding.

Early Career Reseracher Scheme Application form
Global Visitors Scheme Application form
Follow-on Impact Scheme Application form

Applying for GCRF funding?

For more information on the application process, see Preparation and Approvals & Submission for more guidance.

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