Global Challenges Research Fund
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.
GCRF Funding Allocations
In 2019-20 we are distributing £11,825,888 of formula GCRF to Scottish universities.
See SFC announcement Global Challenges Research Funding: allocations for FY 2019-20.
Scottish universities have 3 year strategies in place for their GCRF funding, covering the period 2018-19 to 2020-21. Universities report annually to SFC on the progress of these strategies:
Annual Sector GCRF meeting
SFC and Universities Scotland hosted a sector meeting on GCRF in October 2019. This was to encourage institutional collaboration and share practice on issues such as Ethics, Due Diligence and Safeguarding.