The Global Research Council has a long-term objective of fostering multilateral research and
collaboration across continents to benefit both developing and developed nations.

The Governing Board of the GRC invites national research funding agencies to submit bids to host the 2016 Annual Meeting of the GRC.

All organizations submitting bids should have participated in previous GRC Meetings.

Interested funding agencies should submit their bid by December 19, 2014. The Governing Board of the Global Research Council will consider all bids and announce the host and co-host of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the GRC in March 2015.


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Japan to host the 2015 Annual Meeting of the GRC.

H.E. Li Keqiang

The 3rd Annual Global Meeting of the GRC took place on May 26-28 2014 in Beijing, China. The meeting was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). It brought together the heads of approximately 70 science and research councils from around the world, as well as high-ranking guests from science and research, science administration and research policy.

This workshop is designed as an opportunity for research performers (such as universities) to discuss challenges of harmonizing science and engineering research on a global scale, and to examine other issues that arise in research and education as universities adapt to globalization.

Image credits: Slide 1: (background); (top left); Thinkstock (all other insets); Slide 2:; Slide 3: Christos Nicolaides, Juanes Research Group; Slide 4: Sandy Schaeffer for NSF; Slide 5: S2N Media; (left)