The Global Challenges Research Fund is a £1.5 billion fund, set up by UK Government, to support cutting-edge research that addresses challenges facing developing countries around the world.
As an international centre for academic excellence, innovation, diversity and research, Northumbria University is responding to the challenges facing our world through a network of interdisciplinary research themes, centres and groups representing over 70 academic staff, postdoctoral researchers and research students across all four Faculties.
Northumbria University is committed to delivering ground-breaking interdisciplinary research which is responsive to the needs of society and communities, both nationally and internationally. Our research spans disciplines from civil engineering to international development. We work in partnership with the third sector, NGOs and companies to generate extensive international impact. Over the last 3 years, our academics carrying out research in global challenge related areas have been awarded approximately £5M in research grants and contracts reflecting our growing research reputation in these areas.
You can use the links below to find out more about the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) as well as our research areas and themes, and find out what opportunities are available to work with us.
Aims of the GCRF
Find out more about the main challenges to be addressed as part of the programme.
Research centres, groups and multidisciplinary themes with expertise related to GCRF
Find out about the latest opportunities for GCRF funding and how you can work with us.
Health and Life Sciences
Peter McMeekin | Publications
Business and Law
Jacinta Miller | Publications
Marc Reimann | Publications
Maribel Guerrero | Publications
Michael Fowle | Publications
Neil Harrison | Publications
Tony Ward | Publications
Engineering and Environment
Samantha Jones | Publications
Fary Ghassemlooy | Publications
Art, Design and Social Sciences
Matthew Kelly | Publications
Leona Skelton | Publications
Conal Parr | Publications