GRC COVID-19 VIRTUAL REGIONAL SEMINAR SERIES
(OPEN TO GRC PARTICIPANTS ONLY)

Dear GRC Participants,   

In the absence of the regular GRC Annual and Regional Meetings that were due to take place this year, a virtual series of regional seminars have been developed for GRC participants to discuss the COVID-19 crisis, as well as provide an opportunity for regional connectivity between GRC participants.

The Regional Seminars, from November 2020 to January 2021, will discuss the COVID-19 crisis, with a particular focus on exploring priority research areas and questions most suited for international collaboration, as well as the impact of the crisis on the GRC participant organisations and the wider research ecosystem.

As well as facilitating discussions on these topics, the seminar series will also include a number of more regular items of GRC business, notably the launch of the 2020 Statement of Principles on public engagement and mission-oriented research.

As such, we cordially invite you to save the date for the GRC COVID-19 virtual seminar in your respective Region.

REGION

DATE

ORGANISED BY

Sub-Saharan Africa

30 Nov 2020

NRF (South Africa)
RCZ (Zimbabwe)
DRST (Botswana)
FONRID (Burkina Faso)
SGCI Initiative Management Team

Americas

9-11 Dec 2020

FAPESP (Brazil)
CONICET (Argentina)
CONACYT (Paraguay)
NSERC (Canada)
NSF (USA)

MENA

16-17 Dec 2020

KACST (Saudi Arabia)

Europe

14 Jan 2021
10:00-16:00 CET
(tentative time)

Science Europe (Europe)
DFG (Germany)

Asia-Pacific2 Feb 2021
tentative date
INSF (Iran)
MBIE (New Zealand)


Further details, including other Regional Seminars, will be available in due course.