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Global Challenge Research Fund – A new 1.5bn opportunity for research
Thu 19 May 2016, 17:30 – 20:00 BST
This LIDC event will present the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF). The UK Research Councils will deliver through the GCRF £1.5b in research grants for international development research over the next five years.
This funding is new and additional to existing sources of research support like DFID, the Newton Fund, etc., which will continue.
The GCRF represents the largest single boost to research council funding in their history and will create an entirely new stream of development research funding across arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, with particular opportunities for interdisciplinary research.
Jeff Waage, Director LIDC, will introduce Mark Claydon-Smith, Programme Manager for the GCRF Fund at RCUK, who will give an overview of the new fund, how it will be managed, and what this means for researchers. We will also have a Panel of researchers from your Colleges, sharing their experience on delivering development research projects through different UK Research Councils, and the challenges and opportunities they encountered. This will be followed by time for discussion and questions on the development of the GCRF.
Join our other event a week later looking at the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Manson lecture theatre