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GCRF Highlight Notice for International Development:  Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme

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The AHRC is pleased to announce a new highlight notice under the Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF) funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The aim of this highlight notice is to encourage applications exploring innovative ways to enhance engagement with, and impacts from, research funded by the AHRC in one or more countries which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) and/or which will contribute more broadly to international development.

The highlight notice will provide opportunities to submit collaborative applications for up to £100,000 (fEC) over periods up to 12 months. Proposals will be expected to involve equitable partnerships with ODA eligible Countries and/ or with development organisations and to explore unanticipated or emergent pathways to impact directly related to current or past AHRC-funded or co-funded research (including, but not limited to, projects supported under the GCRF and Newton Fund).

As well as meeting the requirements of the Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme, applications submitted under this highlight notice will need to meet the requirements of Official Development Assistance, including submission of an ODA Compliance Statement.

Further details on the context and scope of the highlight notice, as well as further information on how to apply can be found in the guidance notes.

Applications which do not fit under this highlight notice can continue to be submitted to the Follow-on Funding scheme as usual.

Opening Dates

Call Opened: 11/05/2018

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 25/07/2018


Activity Date
Deadline for submissions 25 July 2018
Peer Review 9 August 2018
Panel meeting date Week commencing 12 November 2018
Funding decisions to be issued Week commencing 3 December 2018
Start date of awards On or before 1 February 2019
End date of awards On or before 31 January 2020

How to make an application

The application form for highlight applications will be available in Je-S from late May 2018 under the name “AHRC Follow-on Funding Scheme GCRF Highlight Notice for International Development May 2018”. Further details on how to apply can be found in the guidance notes.

Further Information

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