The 9th GRC Annual Meeting, originally scheduled to take place in Durban, South Africa, was held from 24-28 May 2021 in a virtual format in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Meeting was jointly hosted by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa, and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Annual Meetings of the GRC
The 8th GRC Annual Meeting was held from 1 - 3 May 2019 in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The meeting was jointly hosted by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET).
From 29 - 31 May 2017, the heads of close to 50 science and engineering funding agencies from around the world and over 100 delegates met for the 6th Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council to share information and best practices to support high-quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide.
The 3rd Annual Global Meeting of the Global Research Council (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).
On 29 May 2013, the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC) in Berlin has ended. Over three days, the heads of about 70 science and research councils from around the world as well as high-ranking guests from science and research, science administration and research policy attended the meeting.
The Global Summit on Merit Review was hosted by the U.S. National Science Foundation from May 13-15, 2012. Almost 50 Heads of Research Councils, primarily representing the G-20 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, attended the event.