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GAE's fund helped to catalyse the partnership with colleagues abroad, which will form a crucial part of any funding application in the future.

Globe Photo The global academic engagement (GAE) team manages two internal funding schemes: the Global Research Fund (GRF) and the Global Partnerships Development Fund (GPDF).

The Global Research Fund (GRF)  provides targeted support for researchers seeking to establish international research links or furthering existing links. The scheme acts as a seed fund to enable LSE researchers to initiate and carry out collaborative research activities that facilitate joint research output and future international grant applications. It is open to all disciplines and particularly welcomes applications that demonstrate sustainability of the proposed research partnerships after the initial funding period.

The Global Partnership Development Fund (GPDF) is a new scheme designed to encourage international activities and support academic collaborations.  It aims to enable faculty to further existing, or develop new partnerships with counterparts based at a partner institution. Applications should clearly demonstrate the potential benefits of the proposed activity in relation to their department’s international collaborations on teaching and/or research. 

The deadlines for the most recent round of GRF and GDPF have now passed. We expect the schemes to run again in 2024-25. Further updates will be published on this webpage, please refer to the information above and get in touch with if you have any questions.

CIVICA also regularly invites faculty, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to submit applications for seed funding and short visits. For details on the most recent call for application, check this page.