Royal Society International Collaboration Awards Open to Applicants

As part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the Royal Society offers International Collaboration Awards to enable outstanding UK research leaders to develop international collaborations with the best researchers from around the world, to work on some of the global challenges and problems facing developing countries.

The objectives of these awards are to:

Support the development of sustainable collaborative partnerships between outstanding researchers in the UK and the best research groups in developing countries to generate new approaches to the most significant and complex problems faced by developing countries.

Strengthen research capacity in developing countries through collaboration, sharing of knowledge and skills and exchange of staff between research groups in the UK and their partners in developing countries.

Attract outstanding international scientists from developing countries and their teams to work with the UK’s best universities and research institutions.

Support the research of the best UK scientists working in fields relevant to the Global Challenges to formulate new approaches to global development problems.

The proposed research must fall within the remit of the Royal Society, which covers the natural sciences including engineering but excluding the social sciences and clinical medicine, and should address the GCRF research agenda for enabling change focusing on one or more of the following areas:

Equitable Access to Sustainable Development.

Sustainable Economies and Societies.

Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice.

Applications are particularly welcome from collaborators conducting research in scientific fields that are not traditionally associated with global challenges. In particular, collaborative applications are welcome that will employ interdisciplinary approaches to address key research problems relevant to these challenges.

Grants of up to £75,000 per year are available to support projects over a period of three years. Funding of no more than £225,000 over the three year period will be offered, although requests for no-cost extensions will be considered.

Funding may be used flexibly for activities directly relevant to supporting the collaboration. Eligible costs can include: small pieces of equipment, research support (consumables, organising conferences etc), travel and subsistence, and salary (or contribution) for research assistance.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 4 April 2019 (3pm).

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