GCRF Global Research Translation Awards

  • Call launch: 8 May 2019
  • Call open on Je-S: 29 May 2019
  • Call closes: 11 July 2019 (4pm BST)

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), are pleased to invite applications for GCRF Global Research Translation Awards (GRTAs).

Funding has been allocated from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge research which addresses the problems faced by developing countries. GCRF will address global challenges through disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and will strengthen capability for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries, providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need. GCRF forms part of the UK's Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment and will be awarded in a manner that fits with ODA guidelines.

This call aims to support and enable new innovation and commercialisation opportunities with potential for translation and implementation at scale. Research organisations from the UK and Development Assistance Committee (DAC) listed countries with at least one Principal or Co-Investigator on a GCRF award (active or completed) will be eligible to apply in collaboration with relevant policy makers, practitioners, businesses and other users of research. Organisations will be required to identify promising research and innovation outputs (from one or more GCRF awards) with clear potential and credible pathways to develop tools, products (including commercialisation of data sets), services, processes and/or technologies.

Funding will be provided as institutional block grant for successful award holders to manage strategically. Approximately £8 million is available and depending on quality we anticipate funding 10-15 awards. Applications must be substantive, with a minimum requested budget of £500,000 over an 18 month duration.

All proposals will have to make a clear case for how they comply with ODA guidelines. Proposals must be submitted via the Joint Electronic Submission system (Je-S) by the deadline of 16.00 UK time (BST) on 11 July 2019. Successful awards will have a fixed start date of 01 October 2019. Please note that each organisation is only permitted to lead on one application.

All applications must be submitted through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Please note that this is for administrative purposes only. This programme will be delivered by the UKRI International Development team, on behalf of the Research Councils and Innovate UK.

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