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The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and other funding opportunities - Criteria and guidance

Criteria for GCRF released by the GCRF Advisory Board

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) supports researchers committed to sustainable development and the eradication of poverty encouraging partnerships between UK and developing country researchers, national and international development agencies, and policy-makers in both North and South. The GCRF Strategic Advisory Group has released the criteria for GCRF Funding.

Global Challenges Research Fund - Funders’ observations on preparing your proposal

AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, MRC and NERC have recently supported Foundation Awards through the Global Challenges Research Fund. These general observations are provided as a guide to support applicants in preparing future GCRF proposals. These observations are generic and being provided to all applicants to the full stage therefore comments are not specific to any application. This document incorporates some feedback provided at the outline stage. Please note some of the comments are general observations and may not have been used by the panel to evaluate any application.

GCRF guidance for Official Development Assistance (ODA)

The following text has been developed in consultation with the Department for International Development to provide general guidance on ODA compliance to applicants for Global Challenges Research Fund grants. It is intended as general guidance only and is not officially endorsed by the OECD.

Is it ODA? Factsheet 2006

This note helps donors to decide whether a particular expenditure qualifies as official development assistance (ODA). It supplements the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Statistical Reporting Directives. Further guidance on ODA eligibility of expenditures in the field of conflict, peace and security is available in the DAC’s “ODA Casebook on Conflict, Peace and Security Activities.”

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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