The British Academy has launched a new, competitive research funding call, the Cities & Infrastructure Programme, as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund.

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries through:​

  • challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research,
  • strengthening capacity for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries,
  • providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need.

The call invites proposals from UK-based researchers across all academic disciplines within the social sciences, the humanities, engineering, medical and natural sciences, to develop and lead interdisciplinary, problem-focused research projects that address the challenge of creating and maintaining sustainable and resilient cities in developing countries, recognising the need to interweave mitigation and adaptation. The Cities & Infrastructure Programme will fund research projects geared towards producing the evidence that will inform policies and interventions aimed at improving people's lives in fragile or conflict-affected states or in developing countries.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy's electronic Grant Application and Processing (eGAP) system.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Institution Approval Deadline: Thursday, 15 June

Decisions Available: August 2017

Award Start: September 2017

Award Amount: £300,000

Award Duration: 16 months 

 

Contact Details

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Events

  • 30 May 2018
    Alessandro Ceccarelli, " The Potter's Wheel in South Asia: a Technological Re-examination of Bronze Age Craft Production in the Indus Zone"
  • 31 May 2018
    Dr Florence Liard, "The potter's art in Latin Greece: a petrological approach to traditions, innovations, and networks of interactions"
  • 05 June 2018
    Professor David Sedley, "Xenocrates and the invention of Platonism: a textual approach"
  • 07 June 2018
    John Kittmer, "Ritsos in Monemvasia: A Literary Guide for Travellers"