UKRI GCRF Collective Programme: Multi-hazards & Systemic Risks - Announcement of Opportunity: Full proposal stage

Closing date (invited full proposals): 16:00 BST (UTC+1) on 12 September 2019

NERC, on behalf of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), invites full bid proposals for international, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects under the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Multi-hazards and Systemic Risks research call. This call forms part of the UKRI GCRF Collective Programme.

GCRF is a £1·5 billion funding stream to support research which addresses problems faced by developing countries. GCRF forms part of the UK's Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment, and funding under this call will be awarded in a manner consistent with ODA guidelines - external link.

Low and middle income countries are especially vulnerable to multiple and cascading hazards, and associated systemic risks where cumulative costs may be thousands of deaths each year, extensive disruption and high economic losses. The aim of this programme is to provide a better understanding of the drivers of multi-hazard events, and how the impacts of these events cascade through socio-economic systems and to use this knowledge to determine which interventions and policies are effective at mitigating the risks, particularly for vulnerable groups. The focus is on multiple natural hazards and the interrelated environmental, social, economic, cultural and health risks, and effects that can be triggered by these events, or can amplify or compound their impacts.

This is a closed call (invited applicants only) that aims to support a small number of large, international collaborative research projects with a value of up to £3·75 million (cost to UKRI); UK institutions are eligible for 80% full economic cost and overseas organisations are eligible for 100% direct project costs. It is anticipated that two projects will be funded and that projects will start in April 2020 and have a maximum duration of three years.

All projects are required to have a principal investigator based in a UK research organisation eligible for UKRI funding. Projects with co-investigators and researchers based in low and middle income countries are strongly encouraged, but will receive funding via a UK research organisation.

This is a call for full proposals and is only open to those applicants who were invited to submit, following submission of a successful outline bid application. Any other applications received will be rejected and not assessed.

Invited full proposals must be submitted via the UK Research Councils' Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system before 16:00 BST (UTC+1) on 12 September 2019.

Please see the full proposal Announcement of Opportunity below for full details of the call.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 577KB)


Sarah Blackburn
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