Funding Opportunities under the GCRF Umbrella

A number of funding opportunities are available from the GCRF initiative, further details on the available opportunities as well as information and details for managed processes for calls where for example there is an institutional limit.

UKRI Funding

UKRI Is distributing funds through the an UKRI Collective Fund and also through individual Research Councils.

Major opportunities are announced through the UKRI GCRF page.

Some Research Councils also have their own dedicated GCRF pages:


Collective Programme

The Collective Programme is the central UKRI led series of calls focussing on six strategic areas that UKRI have identified:

  • Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Food Systems
  • Global Health
  • Resilience to Environmental Shocks ad Change
  • Security Protracted Conflict, Refugee Crises and Forced Displacement

Open UKRI Calls

Call NameFunderClosing Date
GCRF Cultures, Behaviours and Histories of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Call 2 AHRC 9 January 2020
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Individual Research Councils are also accepting GCRF eligible proposals through their standard funding routes.

Internal Funding Opportunities

The College has been awarded a three year Research England GCRF internal fund, calls will be available each year until July 2021.

Other Funders

Royal Society

Details of calls can be found on the Royal Society GCRF pages.


Details on open calls can be found on the RAEng International Programmes pages.

British Academy

Details on any open calls can be found on the British Academy International Programmes page.

Academy of Medical Sciences

Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants -  awards provide up to £25,000 to support international networking events aimed at addressing global challenges and promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers in developing countries and researchers in the UK.