GCRF calls from the Research Councils are published on Research Professional. Visit Research Professional for an up to date list of current and upcoming opportunities
Other ODA funding opportunities
GCRF forms a portfolio with other funding sources such as UK Department for International Development (DfID), Ross Fund, Global Health Research and Grand Challenges. More information can be found in UK Research for Sustainable Development (PowerPoint) and DFID health research funding (PowerPoint). Newton Fund has previously been referred to as the ‘little brother’ of GCRF and could be used as pump priming for GCRF.
Please note that there are different geographical constraints on different funding sources. Particularly, Newton Fund largely focuses on specific middle-income countries and European funding usually requires a minimum of three partners in EU or associated countries in an application.
UKCDR lists funding opportunities across many of the UK ODA funders, and provides a lot of resources.
Newton Fund funds people and capacity building, research collaboration and translation into capacity building.
Although it varies by call, countries Newton Fund are partnering with are: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Africa and wider Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.
Ross Fund (see also the UKCDR page on the Ross Fund): This is managed by DfID and the Department of Health and is a £1 billion fund for research and development in products for infectious diseases. Particularly: antimicrobial resistance, diseases with epidemic potential, and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Some EC-funded calls are relevant specifically to LMICs, and others may be applicable.
Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme: this programme (2014-2020) funds research across all disciplines. A large portion of the H2020 budget is directed to multi-institution, multi-country collaborative projects under the Societal Challenges pillars.
A key tenet of the GCRF programme is that the work is carried out in a country or countries on the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list. Most, but not all, of the countries on the DAC list are eligible to receive funds directly from the European Commission. The countries that are eligible to receive funding are:
Wellcome Trust offer funding for different levels of research (individual, groups, major initiatives etc) in: biomedical science; population health; product development and applied research; humanities and social science; and public engagement and creative industries. Much of the funding is available for ODA-related research.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds research in global health (HIV, malaria, NTDs, pneumonia, TB) and development (agricultural, emergency, family planning, global libraries, maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, polio, vaccine and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
EqUIP - EU-India Social Science and Humanities Platform: This platform funds collaborative research between EU countries and India. The research priority themes are: sustainable prosperity, well-being and innovation; inequalities, growth and place/space; social transformation, cultural expressions, cross-cultural connections and dialogue; power structures, conflict resolution and social justice; and digital archives and databases as a source of mutual knowledge.