Global Research Council Seeking Hosts for Fall 2017 Regional Meetings

The Governing Board of the Global Research Council (GRC) invites national research funding agencies to submit bids to host Regional Meetings of the Global Research Council.  Five Regional Meetings are anticipated in:

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East/North Africa

Interested funding agencies should submit their bid to GRC@dfg.de by March 30, 2017.

All organizations submitting bids should have participated in previous Global Research Council Meetings.  For each Regional Meeting, it is anticipated that there will be a host Research Council and a co-host Research Council.  The hosts and co-host organizations for each Regional Meeting will each nominate one individual to serve on the 2017-2018 GRC International Steering Committee that will be charged with developing the agenda for the 2018 GRC Annual Meeting. 

The bid should include the following information:

  • A completed Application Form
  • A short (maximum 5 pages) narrative in support of the application

The Governing Board of the Global Research Council will consider all bids and announce the hosts of the 2017 Regional Meetings by June 1, 2017.  The GRC Executive Support Group will assist all hosts in planning for the Regional Meetings.

Questions regarding the selection process may be sent to Dr. Rainer Gruhlich at Rainer.Gruhlich@dfg.de