The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund with the overarching ambition to ensure the UK takes the lead in addressing the problems faced by developing countries whilst developing the UK’s cutting-edge research abilities.
The fund forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA), which promotes the long-term sustainable growth of developing countries.
A range of complementary research programmes have been developed by a range of delivery partners including all UK research councils and other UK funding bodies with the aim to:
The University of Essex has 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. From 2018 an annual series of activities has provided funding for: