About the Fund
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.
GCRF consists of a series of calls designed to enhance the overall impact across strategic GCRF Challenge portfolios including:
- global health
- sustainable cities
- conflict and displacement
The Fund aims to reduce poverty by generating and putting into use knowledge and technology to address development challenges and advance development for the poorest people and countries. Demonstrate Impact funding in particular will support later-stage or closer to market projects that show excellent potential for transformative, positive change in the lives of people in and on the economies of lower and middle income countries (LMICs).
The upcoming briefing events will reveal the competitions context, aims & scope, along with application tips and networking opportunities.
GCRF Demonstrate Impact Competition Briefing | Quality Education, Decent Work and Economic growth
4th September – Cardiff
GCRF Demonstrate Impact Competition Briefing | Responsible Consumption & Production
5th September – Sheffield
GCRF Demonstrate Impact Competition Briefing | Climate Action / Life Below Water / Life on Land
10th September – Belfast
GCRF Demonstrate Impact Competition Briefing | Sustainable Cities & Communities
12th September – Edinburgh
GCRF Demonstrate Impact Competition Briefing | Good Health and Well Being / Clean Water & Sanitation
Not able to attend? There will also be similar events across the UK or register for the LIVE webcast here.
The competition has two rounds: Round One is currently scheduled to open on 9th September 2019 and will close on 13th November 2019. More information on this exciting programme and details on how to apply for funding will be available soon.