Delivery partner

Scottish Funding Council

The Scottish Funding Council distributes GCRF funding to Scottish universities for research on global development challenges.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy allocates GCRF funding to the four UK Higher Education Funding Councils for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:

  • Research England: part of UKRI
  • Department for Education Northern Ireland (DfENI)
  • Scottish Funding Council (SFC)
  • Higher Education Funding Council Wales (HEFCW)

These administrations in turn allocate GCRF funding to universities, based on the overall quality of their research and GCRF strategies. All the devolved administrations provide funding from GCRF to support research and associated activities that address the challenges faced by developing countries.

Global Challenges Research Fund

We help UK and international researchers and innovators address the key issues affecting developing countries.

Newton Fund

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.

Newton Fund and GCRF are drawing to a close. The International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF) is a new UK Government fund supporting research and innovation on the major themes of our time: Planet, Health, Tech, Talent. To stay on the Newton-GCRF website click Continue, if you would like to find out more about ISPF click Read more.