As part of the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), the Royal Society launched Royal Society Challenge Grants. This scheme was an exciting opportunity for the exceptional scientists supported by the Society through its Dorothy Hodgkin, University Research, Sir Henry Dale and Industry Fellowships, Wolfson Research Merit Award holders and Research Professorships to work on some of the global challenges and problems facing developing countries. This scheme is not currently open to applications.
The objectives of the Challenge Grants were to enable some of the Royal Society's best researchers to:
Applicants were eligible to apply if:
The scheme provided up to £100,000 for a duration of 12 months, and could be used flexibly on activities directly relevant to the research.
The funding could be used to cover research expenses, salary (or contribution) for research assistance, collaborative travel, and small pieces of equipment up to the value of £10,000.