The Academy of Medical Sciences: Inviting applications for Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants to allow researchers from developing countries and the UK to forge new links and hold networking events to generate innovative and interdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges.

Donor Name:  The Academy of Medical Sciences
Funding name: Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grants

Funding brief: The Academy of Medical Sciences in partnership with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society, is delighted to announce the inaugural call for applications to a new scheme to allow researchers from developing countries and the UK to forge new links and hold networking events to generate innovative and interdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. This support will enable these new networks to be better equipped to apply for larger grants offered by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) programme and other funding initiatives.

Deadline: Wednesday, 6 September 2017 17:00 BST

Funding details link: http://www.britac.ac.uk/gcrf-networking-grants

Funding limit:
● This scheme is targeted at experienced researchers who are looking to form new international collaborations. The maximum amount available is £25,000 of which £5,000 can be used for consumables for pilot experiments, archival research or fieldwork. The remainder can be used to contribute towards travel and subsistence costs, costs associated with networking events, administrative support and access to technical support.
● Grants cannot be used to pay for salary costs or to employ research assistants, PhD students or postdoctoral staff.

Project start date: Projects must start between 1st January 2018 and 31st March 2018.
Project duration: The funding will last for one year.

Eligible organization: One year

Eligibility:
● 
Applications should focus on building a collaborative network and therefore should be submitted jointly by a lead overseas researcher from a developing country and a lead researcher based in the UK.

To be eligible to apply, both applicants must:
● Have completed a PhD or have experience at an equivalent level
● Have proven research experience in their field
● Hold a permanent position at an eligible institution (in the UK or a DAC-listed country), or a fixed-term contract for the duration of the award
● Lead applicants must not be affiliated to a private or commercial organization. Applications will not be considered if there is more than one UK co-applicant or an overseas
● applicant not from a DAC-listed country (https://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/documentupload/DAC%20List%20of%20ODA%20Recipients%202014%20final.pdf ).

Submission mail: N/A

Other important link:
● 
DAC-listed country (https://www.oecd.org/dac/stats/documentupload/DAC%20List%20of%20ODA%20Recipients%202014%20final.pdf).
● Guideline: http://www.britac.ac.uk/sites/default/files/GCRF%20Networking%20Grants%20Guidance%20for%20Applicants.pdf
● Application form: http://www.britac.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Sample%20Application%20Form.pdf
● ODA Guideline: http://www.britac.ac.uk/sites/default/files/ODA%20Guidelines.pdf
● Apply: https://acmedsci.flexigrant.com/
● User guide: https://acmedsci.flexigrant.com/tenantfiles/70/documents/Grant%20Management%20User%20guide.pdf

How to apply:
● 
Applications can only be submitted online using the Academy of Medical Sciences’ Grants and Awards management system (Flexi-Grant®) via https://acmedsci.flexigrant.com/ .


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