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Call for Proposals - GRC Annual Meetings 2025 and 2026

The Global Research Council participant organizations meet annually in May/June, in an important gathering of research funding organizations used to discuss themes of common interest, establish new connections and collaborations, and advance the objectives of the organization as a whole.

On behalf of the Governing board, the Executive Secretariat is pleased to be inviting potential co-hosts for the 13th Annual Meeting to take place in 2025 and for the 14th Annual Meeting taking place in 2026.

Each Annual Meeting will be hosted by at least two co-hosts, necessarily GRC participant organizations that have been active and present in previous meetings, ideally located in different regions of the world. As per the GRC Foundational Document, the Annual Meeting should be held in May or June of that year and last approximately 2.5 days, with an additional 1-2 days suggested prior to the Meeting for pre-events, side meetings, and technical visits, as appropriate.

Interested applicants are invited to contact the Executive Secretariat at grc@fapesp.br for further details. Please find application forms attached. Bids must be submitted by no later than 31 October 2023, and will be reviewed by the GRC`s Governing Board. A decision is expected to be made in March 2024.

Successful bids will be subject to the additional understandings:

  • The co-hosts of the GRC Annual Meeting should be selected to reflect, over the years, the diversity of research councils worldwide. Previous meetings hosts and locations are listed here.
  • The co-hosts of the GRC Annual Meeting should come from different regions of the world.
  • The co-hosts of the GRC Annual Meeting should be active participants in the past GRC Annual and Regional Meetings.
  • The co-hosts should assume that HORCs and one staff member will represent each participating organization.
  • The co-hosts should develop the topics being discussed that year, by drafting a concept paper and refining it over the year to finalize the Statements of Principles that will be ratified in the Annual Meeting.
  • It is expected that participants will cover their own costs to attend the Meeting.

Co-hosts are also expected to cover the full local costs associated with hosting and arranging the Annual Meeting. However, meeting participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Approximately 150 to 200 people, representing over 60 countries usually attend GRC Annual Meetings.