Applications invited for Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants
Organization: The Academy of Medical Science
Apply By: 04 Sep 2019
Grant Amount: 25000 Pound
About the Organization
They are the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Their mission is to advance biomedical and health research and its translation into benefits for society. They are working to secure a future in which: UK and global health is improved by the best research, the UK leads the world in biomedical and health research, and is renowned for the quality of its research outputs, talent and collaborations, independent, high quality medical science advice informs the decisions that affect society.
About the Grant
The Academy of Medical Sciences is delighted to be working with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society to offer Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Networking Grants, available through the GCRF, which is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). The GCRF is an initiative that aims to support cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that addresses the global issues faced by developing countries.
Applicants can be from any discipline, and applications should focus on building a collaborative network. Therefore proposals should be submitted jointly by a lead overseas researcher from a developing country and a lead researcher based in the UK.
To be eligible to apply, both applicants must:
- Have completed a PhD or have experience at an equivalent level
- Have proven research experience in their field
- Hold a permanent position at an eligible institution (in the UK or a DAC-listed country), or a fixed term contract for the duration of the award
- Lead applicants must not be affiliated to a private or commercial organisation. Applications will not be considered if there is more than one UK co-applicant or an overseas applicant not from a DAC-listed country.
- This grant forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA), which promotes economic development and welfare in developing countries. In order for applications to be eligible for this grant, applicants must clearly show that their proposal’s aims are in-line with those of the ODA. These include strengthening global peace and security, promoting global prosperity and tackling extreme poverty.
This scheme is targeted at experienced researchers who are looking to form new international collaborations. The maximum amount available is £25,000 of which £5,000 can be used for consumables for obtaining pilot data, archival research or fieldwork. The remainder can be used to contribute towards travel and subsistence costs, costs associated with networking events, administrative support and access to technical support. Grants cannot be used to pay for salary costs or to employ research assistants, PhD students or postdoctoral staff.
How to Apply
Round 5 is now open and will be closing on 4 September 2019 17.00 (BST). Applicant will need to apply for the programme using the Academy's online grant management system: Flexi-Grant. They do not require a hard-copy to be sent by post.
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