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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.

GCRF Strategies

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.