Call to submit bids to host the 2021 Annual Meeting

The Governing Board of the Global Research Council (GRC) is inviting GRC participants to submit bids to host the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council.

Interested funding organisations should submit their bid to by 7 February 2020.

All organisations submitting bids should have participated in previous Global Research Council Meetings. It is anticipated that there will be a host organisation and at least one co-host organisation. The host and co-host organisations for the 2021 Annual Meeting will each nominate one individual to serve on the 2020-2021 GRC International Steering Committee (ISC) 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. As part of this narrative, potential discussion topics for the Annual Meeting may be proposed.
    The GRC’s Governing Board will consider all bids and announce the successful proposal at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the GRC in May. The host of the Annual Meeting will be represented on the Program Committee which will help to identify and select topics to the forthcoming Annual Meeting.
    Additional guidance may be found under Article 5 of the attached Foundational Document of the GRC. Questions regarding the selection process may be sent to the GRC Executive Secretary (