GCRF Global Impact Acceleration Account

The GCRF GIAA will enable us to lever additional impact from existing UKRI or GCRF funded research across all 6 academic Schools and cross-School research programmes and initiatives.

The purpose of the GIAA is to accelerate the ODA impact from

  1. previous UKRI funded research (either ODA or non-ODA) or
  2. GCRF funded research (by UKRI, Academies or other delivery partners)

    1. GIAA Impact Fund

    The Impact Fund provides flexible funding for projects which test new tools and experimental strategies for early stage research translation and/or support engagement with policy-makers and practitioners which will benefit countries on the DAC list.

    Projects ranging in value up to £30,000 will be supported. Projects must be completed by 31 March 2019. Bids for testing experimental or innovative approaches are welcome.

    Awards will be made available to fund work which will significantly increase the probability of the ideas and findings generated by research having an impact on the private, public and third sector. The awards are not for the continuation of research. Applications should therefore focus on the development of impact activities and outputs and not on research.

    The Impact Fund grants can be used to support staff on the project, consumables, travel, etc. Only direct costs are eligible. The funds cannot be used to support students or to cover PI time.

    This call is currently open.

    Please find the GCRF GIAA Impact Fund application form and guidance for applicants below:

    GCRF GIAA Global Impact Fund Application Form

    Please send a completed application form to Research Strategy Office (researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk) by 5PM Friday, 9th November 2018.

    In terms of reporting, please submit a final report  within a month after the completion of the project (and no later than by 30 April 2019).

    2. GIAA Rapid Response Impact Fund

    The Rapid Response Impact Fund is available to fund tactical opportunities in short time scales, which require a quick response, envisioned to influence governmental, national or international debate. This could include, but is not limited to, activities such as dissemination costs, travel costs, holding a stakeholder workshop, or a short-term impact project benefitting countries on the DAC list.

    Funding of up to £2,000 is available per application.

    Please find the GCRF GIAA Rapid Response Impact Fund application form and guidance for applicants below:

    GCRF GIAA Rapid Response Impact Fund Application Form

    Applications to this scheme are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed within 10 working days. Please send a completed application form to Research Strategy Office (researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk)

    A final report will be required within a month of the completion of the project (and no later than 30 April 2019).