International Development Peer Review College

Members of the International Development Peer Review College contribute to the expert review of overseas development assistance funding opportunities offered by UKRI councils, particularly those funded under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

There are around 300 members, who are drawn from academic and non-academic backgrounds and serve for three years. At least 90% are from countries eligible to receive overseas development assistance.

The college’s aims are to:

  • ensure developing country perspectives are a key part of the expert review of GCRF opportunities and other overseas development assistance research opportunities
  • build on GCRF’s aim for fair and equitable partnerships and ensure developing country researchers and non-academics can contribute to decision-making
  • help with closer working with expert reviewers from developing countries and provide training and capacity-building in expert review.

View the country-by-country spread of International Development Peer Review College membership.

Contact us for more information.


Resources for college members

We have launched a blog exclusively for college members. It’s a private site only accessible to members and UKRI staff.

Sign up to the blog with a username that easily identifies you.

Any problems email:

College members can access guidance on:

College members can also receive an unconscious bias toolkit by email.


Last updated: 1 June 2023

This is the website for UKRI: our seven research councils, Research England and Innovate UK. Let us know if you have feedback or would like to help improve our online products and services.