Delivery partners (GCRF)
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) was launched by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in 2016. The Department allocates funding to a range of UK delivery partners including UKRI, the National Academies, the UK Space Agency and the UK Higher Education Funding Councils for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Delivery partners distribute funds to a range of research institutions based on a competitive process.
GCRF allows UK research excellence to be deployed in a strategic way to generate solutions to the most significant and complex problems faced by developing countries while at the same time strengthening their research capability.
Funding supports universities, industry and research organisations to deliver collaborative research and innovation, conduct interdisciplinary, challenge-led research and enable quick responses to emergencies where urgent research is needed.
We build research and innovation partnerships with countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to support social and economic welfare, tackle global challenges and develop talent and careers.
Global Challenges Research Fund
We help UK and international researchers and innovators address the key issues affecting developing countries.