The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) supports cutting-edge research and innovation that addresses the global issues faced by developing countries. It does this through:

  • challenge-led multidisciplinary research
  • strengthening capability for research, innovation and knowledge exchange
  • providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent need

GCRF is a £1.5bn Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy fund and part of the UK Government’s Official Development Assistance commitment. The fund is delivered by: the Academy of Medical Sciences, British Academy, Department for Education Northern Ireland, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, Scottish Funding Council, UK Research and Innovation and UK Space Agency.