Submit Applications for Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Network Plus 2019

Deadline: 9 April 2019

Applicants are invited to submit their applications for Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Network Plus 2019.

Focus Areas

The calls will be inviting proposals targeting the following areas:

  • Preventing Conflict, Building Sustainable and Inclusive Peace
  • Protection in Contexts of Conflict and Displacement
  • Education in Conflict and Crisis Research


  • Risk-based approaches, including integrated risk assessment, understanding the histories, evolution, drivers and risks of conflict, the changing nature of conflict (e.g. protracted, hybrid etc.) and risk-based approaches to prevention (e.g. risk-based targeting, early warning systems, road maps, critical reflection and learning from the past, etc.).
  • People and community-centred approaches and building societal prevention capabilities, including role of civil society organisations (CSOs), role of women, young people and key societal groups, citizen engagement, community co-production and local actors, and empowerment of under-represented groups.
  • Addressing grievances, access to justice and understanding agency, including: addressing legacies from difficult pasts, understanding structural factors underpinning grievances (e.g. poor governance, exclusive cultural and identity policies, inadequate protection of human rights, corruption, lack of access to justice, etc.) and agency in their transmission, identifying opportunities for early intervention to prevent emerging grievances from hardening, and innovative and critical approaches to mediation, dialogue processes, restitution, reconciliation, rehabilitation/ reintegration of combatants, peacebuilding and transitions from conflict.
  • Tackling horizontal inequalities as a part of prevention and peacebuilding, including interactions with issues around gender and other inequalities, empowerment of marginalised and underrepresented groups, sustainable livelihood development, building resilience, voice, governance and access to power.

Funding Information

Funding of £1.5-2 million is available for each Network Plus award on a full economic cost basis (fEC) with AHRC meeting 80% of the fEC.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are welcomed from UK Higher Education Institutions, or UKRI-accredited Independent Research Organisations.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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