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: firstname.lastname@example.org
College members can access guidance on:
- standards of service and reviewer protocols (PDF, 112KB)
- navigating Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) as a reviewer (PDF, 1.3MB)
- college induction (PDF, 1.38MB)
- the UKRI funding landscape (PDF, 2.34MB)
- how to write a useful review (PDF, 109KB)
- adding your research expertise in Je-S (PDF, 159KB)
- UKRI’s commitment to the San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA) (PDF, 55KB).
College members can also receive an unconscious bias toolkit by email.
Last updated: 24 March 2023