UKRI GCRF Regional Engagement Event

Co-hosted by UKRI and the White Rose Universities Consortium. This is one in a series of events held around the UK that provide researchers with the opportunity to:

  • Engage with the GCRF Challenge Leaders (Nicola Lowe for food systems and Mark Pelling for resilience to environmental shocks and change)
  • Hear about live and upcoming ODA calls/activities
  • Discuss key topics such as interdisciplinary approaches, building equitable partnerships and maximising impact etc.
  • Network with peers who are already engaged in the GCRF programme

This event is open to anyone with an interest in the GCRF and development research opportunities and specifically the food systems and resilience to environmental shocks themes.

Please contact with any dietary requirements or accessibility requests


9.30 Registration and Refreshments

10.00 Welcome and introduction
Prof. Dave Petley (VP for Research & Innovation, University of Sheffield)

10.10 GCRF update and future opportunities
– Brief summary of what has happened with the programme
– Summary of what is coming up
– Introductions to the GCRF Challenge Leaders

10.40 Challenge Discussion: Nicola Lowe- Food Systems

11.25 Showcase GCRF funded research projects (White Rose)
– Presentations on relevant projects. One from each WR partner.

12.00 Networking Lunch – Opportunity to browse posters

13.00 Challenge Discussion: Mark Pelling – Resilience to environmental shocks and change

14:00 Call Mechanisms (UKRI Team + UKRI Research Council Representative)
– Network pluses
– Research Grants
– Application hints and tips
– Q & A

15.00 Closing Remarks
Followed by:
– Refreshments: tea/coffee
– Networking
– Surgery sessions

16.00 Close

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