Seeking Hosts for GRC 2020 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 in 2020.  Regional Meetings are anticipated in:

  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East/North Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa

Interested funding agencies should submit their bid to  by no later than 17 January 2020.

All organisations 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 organisations for each Regional Meeting will each nominate one individual to serve on the 2020-2021 GRC International Steering Committee that will be charged with developing the agenda for the 2021 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 2020 Regional Meetings at the 2020 Annual Meeting next May. The GRC Executive Support Group will assist all hosts in planning for the Regional Meetings.

Questions regarding the selection process may be sent to the Executive Secretariat team at