UKRI/AHRC GCRF Urgency Grants Scheme Highlight Notice for Innovation Awards / Case Studies on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Persons with Disabilities

The AHRC on behalf of UKRI, working in partnership with the UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Multi Partner Trust Fund (UNPRPD MPTF) announced a new funding initiative for Innovation Awards / Case Studies on the impacts of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). This call aims to bring together UK and Low and Middle Income Country (LMIC) cross-disciplinary research expertise with UNDP and UNPRPD members country offices as relevant, governments, civil society (in particular those representing persons with disabilities) and persons with disabilities to co-produce a cluster of innovation awards / research case studies.

Projects funded under this highlight notice are expected to inform inclusive future planning at a national/regional level for recovery from the pandemic and to contribute to shared learning, experience and expertise across contexts to develop broader frameworks for building disability inclusive recovery and futures.

Applicants may apply for funding of up to £100,000 (fEC) over a period of up to 6 months in duration. Proposals must focus on at least one LMIC/DAC List country amongst the 39 countries with which UNPRPD has established a joint national programme as detailed on the UNPRPD website.

This highlight notice is open to applications across all relevant disciplines and cross-disciplinary/ cross-Council proposals are welcomed. 

The deadline for Expressions of Interest for proposals under this highlight notice is 16:00, 22 September 2020.

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