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Growing Research Capability

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Growing Research Capability call launched in 2016. The call was developed to grow research capacity around the globe and to strengthen and broaden skills and expertise to address specific challenges of developing regions and countries. This document gives a brief summary of the successful 37 projects (PDF, 2.1MB) (PDF, 2.1MB), which will be carried out over four years.

Each project is a collaboration between institutions in developing countries and the UK. These collaborations will lead to partnerships, ideas and knowledge that will outlast the life of these four-year programmes.

Key figures

  • 37 projects
  • £225 million invested over four years
  • 69 partner countries across the globe
  • 11 challenge areas addressed

Growing Research Capability call document (PDF, 407KB) (PDF, 407KB).

Shortlisting and Interview Panel Membership. (PDF, 110KB) (PDF, 110KB)