The GCRF Centre for Sustainable Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) has launched a new fund to strengthen the capacity of early career researchers to understand and address global challenges in fast-growing cities in developing countries.
This new funding scheme – the Capacity Development Acceleration Fund – supports a visiting research fellowship programme, as well as pilot research, knowledge mobilisation and research management projects.
If you, or your organisation, are interested in building capacity to tackle urban, health and education challenges in developing country cities then please apply by 31 March 2019.
The SHLC is particularly looking to support early career researchers looking to strengthen their experience working in ODA (Official Development Assistance) eligible developing country cities.
SHLC’s Capacity Development Acceleration Fund supports a range of different activities, but first and foremost applicants must focus on SHLC ‘challenge areas’ (urban, health and education – see SHLC’s research themes) within neighbourhoods and cities of one or more ODA (Official Development Assistance) eligible countries. Visit the OECD for more information about ODA eligible countries, including definition and coverage.
Visiting fellowships and pilot projects should complement the core work of SHLC by:
- Extending: SHLC research and methodologies in a new context, such as a different city beyond our case study countries;
- Enhancing: capacity of individuals, teams and organisations beyond the core SHLC consortium to address global challenges in fast-growing cities through research, training or knowledge exchange events;
- Translating: SHLC’s key research findings for community settings with non-academic audiences through creative engagement, like community events or creative content.