Due to drastic cuts in UK overseas development aid, researchers working with Global Challenges funding are being informed this month their funding has been revoked or curtailed.  UK partnerships which have been built with Global South researchers over many years are being drastically affected.  UK-led climate-facing research, in particular, is being shut down or disrupted in the run-up to COP26. 

Please consider adding your name to the open letter at the following link, which calls for reversal of this decision and an opportunity for the UK to sustain its profile in leading research to tackle global challenges.  The letter will be sent to Dominic Raab and Rishi Sunak on 18th March and an effort is being made to publish it in a national newspaper. 

Thank you for your support.  

Chris Paterson, Leeds.

The open letter is here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wdIcqido2EfInzT9ZT4n-idgKdbUuNy7JxiUnbfwrh0/preview?pru=AAABeF6DeFk*X1n9RX4zWsdFcIchWVFaXQ

You can add your name to the letter here: 

https://forms.gle/9PLbn3mrghegcDcy9