Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

Cross University Research Event

Cross University Research Event

In this monthly event, research expertise is shared across the University in the format of TED style talks based on a theme.

Join us for an hour of 3-minute presentations from our leading researchers across all three faculties, followed by a networking session. 

The first CURE event in this year’s series will showcase some of the research and capacity building projects the University supported over the last 3 years with the help of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The GCRF was a £1.5bn fund that supported cutting-edge research addressing the challenges faced by countries that are recipients of overseas development assistance (ODA). In 2018 the University of Essex successfully obtained three years of Global Challenge Research Funding from Research England to support our academic community to develop collaborations and capacity building activities with research partners in ODA eligible countries. Over the last 3 years an annual series of activities has provided funding for:

  • Travel and subsistence costs to support relationship building
  • Activities to pump prime collaborative research
  • Activities that generate or have the potential to generate impact
  • Staff exchanges and visiting fellowships to support capacity and capability building, growing relationships and exchange knowledge
  • Events in partner countries to build networks and partnerships

Join this CURE event to learn about the range of topics and projects our Essex colleagues have been working on in collaboration with their international partners to tackle global challenges and to address a wide range of Sustainable Development Goals.

Please register in advance for our event.

More future CURE event information can be found on our CURE webpage.

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In line with Government and Public Health England guidance on COVID-19 pandemic, the University has introduced procedures and guidance to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our community on campus.

The University Health and Safety procedures set out a framework that is committed to:

  • providing a safe and healthy University
  • ensuring our community take a proactive approach to health, safety and wellbeing
  • to embed health and safety as a core value in everything we do

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