STFC Global Challenge Research Fund Foundation Awards Call opens 26 July 2017
Closing date: 4pm on Tuesday 5 September 2017
This call is supported through STFC’s GCRF allocation. The aim of this activity is to support projects with the aim of accessing the untapped potential of STFC’s community to contribute to addressing challenges in developing countries. Up to £4m over two years will be available in this call for projects which will lay new foundations and build on existing ones to:
Possible uses of Foundation Awards might include elements of, but are not limited to, the following:
Applications will be required to demonstrate that the project is primarily relevant to promoting the economic development and welfare of developing countries. Guidance on ODA, demonstrating ODA compliance in applications for funding, ODA eligible countries (Development Assistance Committee - DAC list) and the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development is available via the RCUK GCRF webpages and, in particular, the guidance document. Potential applicants should discuss their ideas with the STFC GCRF team as early as possible in the process of developing a proposal in order to establish the suitability of their proposal.
Interdisciplinary projects are welcomed, where appropriate. It is vital that applicants consider the international development context of their proposed projects, including socio-economic and environmental factors as appropriate. Projects must focus on evidenced, unmet needs identified by stakeholders and/or collaborators in the LMIC(s).