Closing date: 4pm on Tuesday 5 September 2017
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a five year, £1.5bn resource funding stream, announced as part of the 2015 spending review, to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries. In addition to a Collective Fund for interdisciplinary research, the Research Councils have each received directly allocated portions of the GCRF. GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment, which is monitored by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). ODA-funded activity focuses on outcomes that promote the long-term sustainable growth of countries on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list. STFC has a GCRF allocation of £3.5m.
More information about GCRF and RCUK and Research Council calls can be found on the RCUK website.
21 July 2017
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA
Agenda and presentations
|10:00||Registration and refreshments|
|10:30||Welcome and introductions (PDF, 342KB)||Dr Jason Green, Head of External Innovations and 21st Century Challenges, STFC|
|10:40||GCRF overview - RCUK update (PDF, 5,525KB)||Dr Mark Claydon-Smith, Associate Director International Development, RCUK|
|11:10||Introduction to the STFC Foundation Call and ODA compliance (PDF, 438KB)||Dr Katharine Hollinshead/Stephen Loader, STFC|
|11:30||Facilities and skills for global challenges: support from UKCDS (PDF, 1,738KB)||Vicky Morgan, Director UK Collaborative for Development Sciences|
|11:50||ODA issues in STFC’s Newton-Bhabha projects (PDF, 1,016KB)||Dr Rajeev Pattathil, Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory|
|12:10||Capacity Building for Radio Astronomy (PDF, 3,383KB)||Dr Mark Thompson, University of Hertfordshire|
|12:30||Lunch and networking|
|13:20||Details of the STFC Foundation Call, Lessons learned from other research councils (PDF, 290KB)||Dr Katharine Hollinshead/Stephen Loader|
|14:00||Networking and informal 1:1 surgeries with STFC GCRF staff|