Global Talent Research Fellowships

UEA was awarded £637,000 of funding in 2018/19 to support international development research projects across the University, and it is expected that UEA will receive the same level of funding for the subsequent two years. The institutional strategy was approved for funding over the three years, and will be available to support a wide range of initiatives compliant with Official Development Assistance. This funding will be accessible via two main schemes:

  • UEA GCRF Rapid Response funds
  • UEA GCRF Global Talent Research Fellowships

Guidance on the Global Talent Research Fellowships is provided below. For further information or queries regarding Rapid Response funding, please contact

There will be one round of funding in 2020/21, with the following application deadline:

5th June 2020

Starting in 2018, UEA offers the UEA Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Global Talent Research Fellowships to enhance our international partnerships and to promote research collaborations of wider benefit to society. As these fellowships are funded via the UEA institutional QR allocation from the GCRF, they must comply with requirements for Official Development Assistance (ODA).

The UEA GCRF Global Talent Research Fellowships provide the opportunity for international researchers to spend between 3-6 months at UEA, to advance longer-term interdisciplinary collaborations and to undertake training activities to support their career development. Applications must be supported by a host researcher at UEA, and approved by the Head of School or Department.

Fellows will receive the following financial support:

  • A stipend of £2,000 per month
  • Travel costs (including visa fees) of up to £2,000
  • Research, support and training costs of up to £5,000

Please note that the monthly stipend of £2,000 is subject to deductions such as tax and National Insurance contributions.

For further information on eligibility and on the application process, please read the Guidelines for Applicants. The Application Form and supporting documents must be submitted to