The University of Kent has established a Global Challenges Doctoral Centre (GCDC) dedicated to doctoral and postdoctoral research addressing the challenges of economic development and well-being faced by developing countries on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list. The GCDC is the nucleus of Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) PhD training activities at Kent and acts as a virtual and physical “location” where we discuss and undertake research to find solutions to global challenges.

This website provides updates on GCDC funding calls, research, training activities and events. Read more about the GCDC team here, and contact Grace Grussenmeyer (GCRF Officer) at with any queries.