About the strand
This call will fund teams which have the embedded capability and expertise to undertake excellent and ethical research, and which have the knowledge, experience and connections needed to address global challenges and advance projects of Official Development Assistance (ODA) relevance.
If you are successful you could receive up to £15,000.
This strand will support the identification and development of interdisciplinary teams with Official Development Assistance (ODA) relevant research.
International collaboration with multiple partners is essential. Although encouraged, this collaboration does not have to be with partners in ODA-eligible countries as long as the research will directly benefit an ODA-eligible country. For the purpose of this call, this includes all countries in the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) List of ODA Recipients.
The research also needs to be:
- directly relevant to one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- directly relevant to one of the four areas identified in the UK Aid Strategy as ODA priorities, or in the current Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Strategy and Challenge Areas
- aimed clearly at benefiting one or more ODA-eligible countries
- motivated by ethical, philanthropic or sustainable drivers
Projects may also include non-HE partnerships with industry, commerce, NGOs or other significant organisations. We encourage in-kind contributions or match funding with non-HE or commercial partnerships. Funds in this scheme may not be transferred to commercial partners.
The development and submission of larger research applications to funding bodies which address global challenges, including GCRF, Newton Funding or other external funding opportunities which focus in this area.