GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries (intention to submit deadlines: internal 4 September; external 29 September)

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The call for GCRF Interdisciplinary Research Hubs to Address Intractable Challenges Faced by Developing Countries is now open. It is mandatory for applicants intending to submit an outline proposal to complete a short ‘intention to submit’ survey by midnight on 29 September 2017. The survey is intended as a guide for RCUK as to the potential number and diversity of proposals likely to be submitted to this call, and is for RCUK planning purposes. The survey can be accessed at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/O3I1I/.

The scale, scope and interdisciplinary nature of potential hubs is indicated by the value (between £8m and £20m) and duration (over 5 years) available. It is expected that the largest hubs will address the broadest and/or most complex challenges and involve the greatest breadth of partnerships. RCUK expect a substantial and dedicated contribution from all organisations involved in the proposed hub. This might include contribution towards capital, infrastructure and studentships. Contributions should reflect ability to resource.

There is a stated need to meet the aims of ODA (Overseas Development Aid) and UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), and demonstrate institutional commitment and contribution to the hubs, as described in the supporting organisational letter of commitment. It is important that the University of Oxford is aware of all potential applications, both in order to better support applications, but crucially to provide in a timely manner, the required organisational letter of commitment from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the outline submission. Therefore the University is asking researchers to notify us of their intention to submit.

Please complete the form below (please log in if the form is not visible) and return it to tristan.eagling@admin.ox.ac.uk (cc gracey.remmington@tss.ox.ac.uk) by Monday 4 September 2017.

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