GCRF FAQs

Gender Equality and International Development Research

UKRI now require applicants to complete a Gender Equality Statement for all applications to GCRF or Newton Fund calls, see the Planning a GCRF Project section of our Toolkit

When applying for and planning research projects based overseas (such as GCRF grants or global health initiatives), PIs and research teams should check the award terms and conditions carefully as these may differ slightly between funders. Many funders now place greater onus on the lead partner to be accountable for the work and expenditure of any third parties associated with the grant including research partners. Researchers working overseas should also be mindful of the College's Safeguarding for research guidance and duty of care responsibilities to research participants and local communities.

The Research Third Parties: Relationship Review Questionnaire and Guidance [PDF] has been developed to support PIs and Departments to identify the wide-ranging risks to consider and how these can be mitigated.

Click on one of the categories below for a series of Frequently Asked Questions designed to aid PIs and research administrators to effectively plan and manage their overseas project:

As projects will take place in developing countries, when planning proposals and selecting partners, PIs should also give due consideration to the following:

If you require further guidance, please contact your Research Services team.