RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund ‘Town Hall’ meetings in June/July

RCUK has organised a series of Town Meetings to gather input from stakeholders on the strategy and delivery of the Global Challenges Research Fund.

The GCRF is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK government to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries through: challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research; strengthening capacity for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries; providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in high-level discussions around the initial RCUK GCRF challenge areas, as well as practicalities around delivery of the fund, in particular building capability overseas, enabling interdisciplinarity, ensuring impact in developing countries, and ensuring ODA compliance.

Registration is now open to individuals from any academic discipline or professional area (e.g. civil society organisations, NGOs etc.) with a vested interest in international development and global challenges. Please note that while this is an open registration process, individuals should be able to represent a breadth of discipline areas and approaches, and will be required to contribute to strategic discussions that may be outside of their usual academic or professional area(s) of expertise.

There will be four events:

29 June – The Village Hotel, Coventry

4 July – The Amba Hotel, London

6 July – The Angel Hotel, Cardiff

11 July – The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

If you would like to attend, please send a brief justification as soon as possible explaining your current position and your interest in and experience of international development and tackling global challenges to communications@rcuk.ac.uk. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis at the discretion of RCUK.