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Important documents

Important Documents and Links

This page contains important information and documents that may be useful in putting together a GCRF or Newton Fund application.



University Research Ethics - when working with developing countries there are additional consideration with regards to Ethics. This document gives additional guidance.

UoR Guidance on Preventing Harm in Research and Innovation Activities - to be read in conjunction with other relevant policies and codes of practice.

Support for researchers conducting research in developing countries - details of the support the University can provide for researchers working in developing countries.


UK Government GCRF Strategy

UoR Development Research Steering Group Terms of Reference - To oversee the development and delivery of the UoR Institutional Strategy for Development Research. 

GCRF - What it means for the UK research community - an article on GCRF funding and the challenges and opportunities it presents for UK researchers.

Get your GCRF proposal funded - an article on submitting a high quality GCRF proposal.


Due Diligence - please be aware that Due Diligence checks will need to be undertaken as part of the submission process. These checks are conducted in 2 phases, before submission and then on award. The first phase checks for any potential issues with the partner and ensures that any potential issues with the project are known. The first phase also checks the financial capacity of the partners. The second phase checks the capacity and governance of the partner to conduct the work.



Universities UK International Opportunities - a regularly updated depository of international research collaboration opportunities aimed at UK researchers.

UKCDS - UK Collaborative on Development Sciences is a group of 14 UK government departments and research funders working in international development.

GCRF - UKRI webpages on GCRF

GCRF Interactive Map - UKRI's interactive map shows all GCRF projects funded to date.