Overseas Research Toolkit
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 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:
FAQs Block 1
FAQs Block 2
FAQs Block 4
As projects will take place in developing countries, when planning proposals and selecting partners, PIs should also give due consideration to the following:
- Relationship Review Policy
- Working Overseas – Guidance for Managers
- Off-site Working Policy
- Guidance on Third Party Providers
- ODA Compliance
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance on hazardous countries
- UKRI Due Diligence Guidance for Research Organisations
If you require further guidance, please contact your Research Services team.