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Research Operations Office


Published on Thu, 20/10/2022 - 16:22

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed an additional Official Development Assistance (ODA) allocation to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for the financial year of 2022 to 2023.

Call 1: Other ODA Awards. Deadline - Tuesday 8 November 2022 at 5pm.

The University has been allocated £180,000.00 for the Other ODA Award with the aim of maximising the economic or social development impact for countries on the OECD DAC list.

All spend must be allocated directly to an eligible UKRI project and can include awards that have now closed. If the original award was not ODA compliant, the Other ODA award funds may still be used to support follow-on activity. All expenditure is expected to be in the ODA partner country and spent by 31st March 2023. We expect to fund seven projects of around £25,000 each.

The following awards are not eligible for support -

• GCRF ‘Quality-related’ (QR) funding.

• The 12 UKRI GCRF Global Interdisciplinary Research Hubs

• Training grants

• Any other Research Council block awards (for example the Research Council Impact Acceleration Accounts, Institutional Sponsorships, or other equivalents)

• Any GCRF or Newton Fund grant awarded top up funds through any other mechanism as part of the £23.7m ODA allocation from BEIS for this financial year.

If you wish to apply for the funding, please complete the Application Form and return by 5pm on Tuesday 8 November 2022 to the Cambridge Research Office email


Call 2: GCRF and Newton Fund Consolidation Accounts. Deadline - Thursday 3 November 2022 at 5pm.

Email requests for Expressions of Interest are being sent to current and recently closed GCRF and Newton Fund PIs to apply to the £700,000 Consolidation Impact Accounts. It is expected to fund up to ten projects at between £50,000 and £100,000 and funds have to be spent by 31st March 2023.


Further call information for both Awards is available on the ROO Internal Funding webpage.