There is a cross-council Strategic Advisory Board that is overseeing the distribution of the GCRF.
The primary purpose of the Strategic Advisory Group is to advise on the strategic development and delivery of the Global Challenges Research Fund, and specifically:
- Engagement with research and stakeholder communities and the facilitation of new ideas and opportunities
- The development of a strategic research agenda and prioritisation of challenge topics
- The effectiveness of UKRI strategies and mechanisms, including mechanisms to build capability where it is needed to address existing deficits
- Integration of ODA and non-ODA challenge research, where this is sensible to do so the allocation of research funding, consistent with the Haldane principle.
Professor Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford, is on the group.
Full details, including membership, of the GCRF Strategic Advisory Group can be found on the UKRI website.