ESRC, on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is pleased to invite applications for the Development-based approaches to Protracted Displacement call.
In order to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development it will be paramount to consider the needs of refugees, displaced persons, stateless people and others affected by migration and displacement. This open call for research aims to support interdisciplinary projects which will lead to durable and viable solutions to promote sustainable lives for those in situations of protracted displacement, so that they may be better equipped for whichever durable solution becomes possible (return, local integration, or resettlement).
Funding has been allocated from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which is a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge research that addresses the problems faced by developing countries. GCRF will address global challenges through disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and will strengthen capability for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries, providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need. GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment, and will be awarded in a manner that fits with ODA guidelines.
We expect to fund approximately five grants varying in scale from a minimum of £1 million per grant, to larger scale investment of £3 million (100% fEC) per grant.
Grants’ duration shall not exceed 36 months’ duration. Projects should commence by 1 January 2020.
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Prazo de inscrição
quarta-feira, 08 de Maio de 2019 às 16:59 (43 dias restantes)
Critérios de elegibilidade
Lead research organisation – proposals shall be led by Research Organisations (ROs) eligible for UKRI funding across the UK. Proposals may be submitted by individuals who are not established members of the proposed host institution. In these circumstances, by submitting the proposal the RO confirms that it guarantees to provide facilities for the applicant as if they were an established member of staff for the whole duration of the grant.
The lead organisation will be responsible for the overall management of the award including control, disbursement and assurance of funds, including financial reporting of funds going overseas.
Co-investigators may be based anywhere in the world. For GCRF calls, the international co-investigator’s research organisation must submit a ‘Letter of Support’. Further information is provided within the Je-S guidance. This is to ensure comparability of standing between international organisations and UKRI-recognised UK research organisations and to ensure commitment to the project. Further information regarding eligibility can be found in the ESRC’s Research Funding Guide and International Co-Investigator Policy, although please note that the 30% cap does not apply to this GCRF call.
Research should engage with organisations involved in policy formulation and implementation, and generate more effective support for displaced populations in the receiving societies. This call will support research which will lead to long-term solutions to protracted displacement taking a multi and interdisciplinary approach, looking into the relationships between migration and key development issues, such as health, education, employment and urban planning.
All proposals will have to make a clear case for how they comply with ODA guidelines.
Proposals must be costed and approved by the relevant institutional authority at the research organisation before submission.
The closing date for proposals is 16:00 UK time on 8 May 2019. No proposal received after this deadline will be considered in the call.
All proposals must be made through the Joint Electronic Submission (Je-S) system; only those proposals submitted through the Je-S system will be accepted for processing.
In order to use the Je-S system, principal investigators, co-investigators and their organisations need to register on the system a minimum of one week before the call closing date. Registration of both the principal investigator’s organisation and their own details must be completed before the proposal can be formally submitted to the ESRC. Care and attention must be given to completing the online form correctly. Proposals that are not completed correctly, or are submitted to another call, may be rejected by the ESRC office.
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