Funding programme

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) supports UK and international researchers and innovators to take on key issues affecting developing countries through:

  • challenge-led multidisciplinary research
  • strengthening capability for research, innovation and knowledge exchange
  • providing an agile response to emergencies

GCRF is part of the UK’s official development assistance (ODA), (funded by Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy/BEIS).