Global Challenges Research Fund Success

The University of Glasgow is currently 7th in the UK in terms of Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) grant leadership, with teams across the University using GCRF to address problems of global importance.

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The GCRF will fund £1.5 billion of research focussed on developing country challenges between 2015/16 and 2020/21. So far, just over £0.5 billion has been awarded.

MVLS-led initiatives include tackling anti-microbial resistance, vector control, non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, schistosomiasis transmission and skills training gaps.

The University’s GCRF small grants fund is an allocation of money from the Scottish Funding Council. This scheme will launch in early July, when applications will be welcome.

A full list of previously funded activities has been published. Please contact the University’s International Development Coordinator, Mary Ryan, with any queries.


First published: 11 July 2018