Understanding GCRF

This workshop will explore key challenges being faced with the onset of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) agenda, considering how we can be best placed to support applications moving forward. Delivered in collaboration between research development and academic staff, we’ll consider the structure of the various opportunities that have been presented, discuss PI timeline activity, project design, and look at how the applications themselves are being reviewed and key points of feedback. The event is aimed at research administrators and managers who play a key role in supporting the development and submission of GCRF applications.
Event TypeGood Practice Exchange
When25 Apr 2017
WhereThe Park Inn, York
Delegate Price£125.00 +VAT
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Event Fully Booked

Participants will gain:

  • A greater understanding of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), and how institutions across the country are supporting the initiative.
  • Increased knowledge with regards to the different funding opportunities made available, and potential issues with regards to the structure of such calls.
  • An overview of how a PI approaches such applications, and how research development colleagues can tailor support for such proposals.
  • A greater understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and how these impact upon project design for the GCRF.
  • Increased awareness of the importance of relationship building, both internally and externally, with regards to the GCRF.
  • How reviewers are looking at applications, and how this can feed into research development practice.

Target Audience

Research development managers and administrators who are supporting colleagues with funding applications to the Global Challenges Research Fund.


  • Lorna Wilson Research Funding Support Manager, University of Newcastle.
  • Pauline Dixon


9:30 - Registration

10:00 - Start

16:30 - Finish

A draft copy of the programme can be viewed here.


This workshop will be held at The Park Inn, York. Directions to the venue can be found here.

Suggested Accommodation

E-delegate pack

You will receive an e-delegate pack via e-mail, a couple of days prior to the event. Dependant on the event, these may or may not include the presentations from our speakers.


If you have any queries prior to the event, please contact events@Arma.ac.uk or alternatively, call us on (0)1223 637999.

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