On behalf of UKRI, ESRC is inviting proposals for a new Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) call under the theme of equitable resilience to fund 10 research proposals of up to 36 months duration.
The ambition of the UNISDR Sendai Framework is to ‘build back better’ by harnessing the opportunities of disaster preparedness, response and reconstruction to enhance and accelerate development.
The focus of this programme is to provide a systematic and rigorously researched evidence base on the ways in which climate changeadaptation, humanitarian action, risk management and resilience can enable pathways for transition to sustainable development – ensuring equity across poor and marginalised communities in developing countries.
Realizing these opportunities requires working at the interface of resilience and development as part of interdisciplinary projects (covering social and economic, environmental, physical and engineering sciences, or the artsand humanities) and working very closely with policy or practice – from local actors to global development and humanitarian organisations, and private sector concerns active in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).
The programme is being delivered by UKRI and steered by the GCRF Challenge Leaders. Interdisciplinary research excellence is central to the GCRF, and researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for calls within the parameters of each call regardless of the host function.
The call is structured around four areas:
- Transformative adaptation
- Survivor-led humanitarian response
- Enhancing local capacity through understanding and reducing risk
- Risk management-development co-benefits
- Funding of £9 million is available and they aim to fund 10 proposals of up to £1 million and up to 36 months duration.
- Proposals are invited from research organisations (ROs) eligible for UKRI funding across theUK.
- Proposals may be submitted by individuals who are not established members of the proposed host institution. In these circumstances, by submitting the proposal the RO confirms that it guarantees to provide facilities for the applicant as if an established member of staff for the duration of the grant. The lead organisation will be responsible for the overall management of the grant including control, disbursement and assurance of funds, including financial reporting of funds going overseas.
- Co-investigators may be based anywhere in the world, but, additionally for GCRF calls, the international co-investigator’s research organisation must submit a ‘Letter of Support’.
- Due diligence
- As part of UKRI funding assurance, non-UK research organisations may be requested to complete a UKRI Overseas Due Diligence Questionnaire. Organisations may be contacted by UKRI at any point during the review process. This is in order to expedite our assurance process. If UKRI does contact any non-UK research partner organisation named on an application, the lead organisation will be informed.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
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