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MRC Applied Global Health Research Board, 2020
In January 2020, the MRC will launch a new research funding Board inviting applications in applied global health research. The new Board will fund global health research that is embedded within local contexts in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Proposals should focus on ideas that will have real world practical application to improve health. Proposals are encouraged to be multidisciplinary. The research objectives need to focus on health impact, but inputs and activities need not be limited to the health sector. All applications are expected to include effective, relevant and sustainable research capacity building and must be eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA).
The Board remit has a broad focus and includes the MRC’s existing global health priority areas such as environment and health, urban health, maternal and neonatal health, adolescent health, early childhood development, multimorbidity, and implementation research. This broad remit bridges opportunity gaps and complements existing programmes. Proposals which consist solely of earlier phase research, large-scale, late-phase intervention trials, or health systems research will continue to be accepted through existing mechanisms.
Principal Investigators in LMICs can apply directly to the Board without the need for a UK partner. Applications led by UK PIs must include LMIC co-applicants and be founded upon genuine equitable partnerships.
The Board will have two funding rounds per year. Dates for the first two rounds are as follows:
Outline application deadline: 7 April 2020
Applicants informed of outcome of outline review and full applications invited: July 2020
Full application deadline: 6 October 2020
Applicants informed of outcome: February 2021
Outline application deadline: 6 October 2020
Applicants informed of outcome of outline review and full applications invited: February 2021
Full application deadline: April 2021
Applicants informed of outcome: July 2021
To find out more, or to apply, visit the call webpage.