Pre announcement: GCRF Global Research Translation Awards
UKRI is committed to enabling and supporting the achievement of the widest benefit to society and economy from the excellent research and capabilities in which we invest. Recognising that the pathway to impact takes time and often extends beyond the lifetime of an individual project, the GCRF Global Research Translation Awards (GRTAs) aim to accelerate the delivery of development impact from previous GCRF funded research (by UKRI, Academies or other delivery partners).
This programme cuts across all GCRF portfolios, supporting interdisciplinary approaches in partnership with relevant individuals, organisations and agencies. This funding will allow institutions both in the UK and DAC countries, with existing GCRF portfolios, to act strategically in order to maximise opportunities to drive forward the translation of these research outputs, to develop new products, processes, services and technologies with potential for implementation at scale. Alongside this, the GCRF GRTAs will support capacity building to enable developing country partners to deliver their own in-country innovation outcomes and research impact agendas.
UK and DAC based research organisations with at least one Principal or Co-Investigator on a GCRF award will be eligible to submit an application for up to £800,000 over 18 months. Organisations will be required to identify promising GCRF research outputs with clear potential and credible pathways to develop products, services, processes and/or technologies.
Please note that each organisation is only permitted to lead on one application. The call for GCRF GRTAs is expected to launch in early May 2019, with awards starting in October 2019.