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Global Challenges Research Fund Collective Programme – pre-call announcement

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Collective Programme calls will be announced shortly[1]. This is a perfect time to plan your strategy, start thinking about your approach to this opportunity and prime your networks so that you can respond to calls as they are opened. The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) GCRF Collective Programme is a … Continue reading Global Challenges Research Fund Collective Programme – pre-call announcement

Theory of Change

The Application of the Theory of Change in the construction of Research Proposals: A whistle-stop tour

Theory of change is increasingly referred to in research funding call guidelines; in many cases there is a specific requirement to explicitly incorporate theory of change into research proposals. While this can feel like a new and daunting task, it is something that every well thought through application with a comprehensive pathways to impact plan … Continue reading The Application of the Theory of Change in the construction of Research Proposals: A whistle-stop tour

Strength in Places Fund

Strength in Places Fund: New Call

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has recently announced the new Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) call through the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The SIPF call is a two-stage process aimed at bringing together local research organisations, businesses, and leadership to help areas of lower economic activity benefit from world-class research and innovation. The SIPF was … Continue reading Strength in Places Fund: New Call

Investigator Award

EPSRC New Investigator Award

As you may have heard the EPSRC are replacing their First Grant initiative with a New Investigator Award. Read on to find out what this means for you. If you are in the midst of a First Grant application don’t panic! You have two options. If you’re very nearly finished then you can choose to … Continue reading EPSRC New Investigator Award

Shifting Sands Part 1

UK Research and Innovation The UK research landscape is changing. Uncertainties over the future of the UK’s participation in European Framework funding are being compounded by changes to internal UK funding structures, namely the formation of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). This new strategy will draw together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK, and Research … Continue reading Shifting Sands Part 1

Shifting Sands Part 2

The post Brexit international funding picture It is fair to say that the result on the 23rd of June was not what the majority of those involved in research wanted. Despite reassurances from the government of the recognised importance of international funding through the European Framework programme, there has been no guarantee that access to … Continue reading Shifting Sands Part 2

Global Challenges Research Fund

GCRF is a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. It’s designed to achieve this by: Challenge led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research (see figure below for challenge areas). Strengthening capacity for research and innovation in the UK and developing countries. Providing an agile response to emergencies … Continue reading Global Challenges Research Fund

Ticking Timebomb

Ticking Timebomb

Time! There’s never enough but there are ways to avoid that sickening feeling as an application deadline approaches… We all know how the funding application process usually ends up going something like this: Allowing such a short period of time is not fun for anyone and it is one of the most common problems we … Continue reading Ticking Timebomb