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Facebook Live panel discussion on GCRF Global Engagement Networks Funding Call

September 13, 2018

We held a Facebook Live discussion on the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Global Engagement Networks Funding Call between 1.30-2pm on Tuesday 25th September. Our panellists included Professor Claire Heffernan, LIDC Centre Director, Alexandra Spittle, Senior Policy Manager- UKRI International Development Team, Dr. Helen Fletcher, Assistant Professor in Immunology and Director, TB Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and GCRF Challenge Leader, Global Health, and Professor Laura Hammond, Reader in Development Studies, SOAS, University of London and GCRF Challenge Leader, Security Protracted Conflict, Refugee Crises and Forced Displacement.

The panel addressed the following topics:

  • An introduction to the funding call
  • An explanation of the priority areas for applications
    • Cities and sustainable infrastructure
    • Education in emergencies
    • Food systems portfolio
    • Global health portfolio
    • Resilience to environmental shocks and change
    • Security protracted conflict, refugee crises and forced displacement
  • Practical advice on writing a great proposal and demonstrating interdisciplinarity

Here is the video of the discussion:

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