Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants

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The awards provide up to £25,000 over 1 year to hold networking events, supporting collaborations between developing countries and the UK looking at global challenges.


Key dates

The current round of the scheme is now open for applications

Applications must be submitted to the Academy by on 21st March 2018


Scheme OPEN

The Academy of Medical Sciences is delighted to announce the second call for applications for GCRF Networking Grant applications. The scheme allows researchers from across disciplines and from developing countries and the UK to hold networking events, to forge new links and generate innovative transdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. We expect that these new networks will then be better equipped to apply for larger grants offered by the GCRF programme and other funding initiatives.

The Academy of Medical Sciences is delighted to be working with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society to offer Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Networking Grants, available through the GCRF, which is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA).  The GCRF is an initiative that aims to support cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that addresses the global issues faced by developing countries. The GCRF is administered through 17 delivery partners including the Research Councils, the UK National Academies, the UK Space Agency and other funding bodies.

The GCRF Networking Grants will be delivered as part of the Joint Academies Resilient Futures programme. The Academy of Medical Sciences will work collaboratively across the GCRF delivery partners to ensure that these grants provide opportunities for researchers, drawn from a wide spectrum of disciplines and backgrounds, to develop new collaborations, improve interaction between UK researchers and those in developing countries and build communities of researchers that can submit high quality applications for other GCRF funding calls.

How to apply

There will be two funding rounds in 2018, with the first Selection Panel meeting in May.

Applications are invited from researchers affiliated to institutions in DAC-listed countries in collaboration with researchers within eligible UK higher education institutions (HEIs).

You will need to apply for the programme using the Academy's online grant management system: Flexi-Grant. We do not require a hard-copy to be sent by post. You can download a sample of the application form and the guidance notes from the right hand side of this page when a round is open for applications. To keep up to date with news and round openings please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

We encourage you to engage with your colleagues, mentors and other senior academics during the development of your application. Please visit our grants advice page for guidance to help you prepare your application, including tips on grant writing and preparing a lay summary.

Your application will be reviewed by Fellows across all of the partnership Academies and experts from developing or Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), and you will not need to attend an interview. We will let you know within three months of the submission deadline whether you have been successful.

Please contact the grants team if you have any queries on +44 (0)203 1413 244, or email us at


This Programme is part of the Resilient Futures Initiative, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund and delivered by the UK National Academies working together.