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UKRI GCRF Collective Programme

Official Development Assistance (ODA) update

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The UKRI GCRF Collective Programme is a series of calls designed to enhance the overall impact across the six strategic GCRF Challenge portfolios:  

  • Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Food Systems
  • Global Health
  • Resilience to Environmental Shocks and Change
  • Security Protracted Conflict, Refugee Crises and Forced Displacement

The Collective Programme is an interdisciplinary programme delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and steered by the GCRF Challenge Leaders.

Whilst AHRC is managing or supporting some of the below calls, applicants from all relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply for any of the calls. Proposals should be challenge-led and interdisciplinary in nature notwithstanding which council is hosting.

Further details about each call, including guidance documents and timelines, can be found on the website of the research council hosting the call. Links to these pages can be found on the UKRI GCRF Collective Programme page

The full list of calls in each portfolio and details of the councils that are managing the calls can be found below.

Portfolio/Call Name

Host Council

Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure

  • GCRF (Re)thinking the off-grid city


  • GCRF Sustainable energy and international development: beyond technology



  • GCRF Education as a driver of sustainable development Network Plus


  • GCRF Education in conflict and crisis research Network Plus


  • UKRI-GCRF Early Child Education


Food Systems

  • GCRF Cultures, behaviours and histories of agriculture, food, and nutrition


  • GCRF A combined Food Systems approach to developing interventions to address the Double Burden of Malnutrition


Global Health

  • GCRF Health and Context 


Resilience to Environmental Shocks and Change

  • GCRF Equitable Resilience: ensuring resilience enhances the Sustainable Development Goals


  • GCRF Multiple and systemic Risks


Security Protracted Conflict, Refugee Crises and Forced Displacement

  • GCRF Development-based approaches to Protracted Displacement


  • GCRF Preventing Conflict, Building Sustainable and Inclusive Peace Network Plus


  • GCRF Protection in Contexts of Conflict and Displacement Network Plus


Calls that cut across the portfolios

  • GCRF Gender and Intersectionality Network Plus


  • GCRF Coherence Grants


  • GCRF Global Engagement Networks



Contact details

General Enquiries about GCRF

General enquiries about the UKRI GCRF Collective Programme should be directed to gcrf@rcuk.ac.uk

GCRF AHRC-hosted calls

Enquiries about the AHRC-hosted calls and the extent to which proposals may fit with the aims of the GCRF may be directed to gcrf@ahrc.ukri.org.

Eligibility, Costings or Process for AHRC calls

Enquiries regarding the type of activities that can be supported through this call should be directed to enquiries@ahrc.ukri.org.