MRC Applied Global Health Research Board

24 September, 2020

The UK Medical Research Council has issued a call for research proposals relating to implementation research, scale-up activities, health services research, health economics, and health policy research.

If your insitituion is planning to apply, please consider the possibility of including a small budget line whereby HIFA can be used for multistakeholder discussion/consultation to support your research.

Read online here: https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/mrc-applied-global-health-research/a...

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Status: Open

Open date: 1 Jul 2020

Closing date: 13 Oct 2020 16:00 GMT+1

Type: Grants, Researcher-led

Categories: Global health

Opportunity Summary

The Applied Global Health Research Board invites applications from investigators based in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) and from investigators based in the UK, please see full eligibility information below.

Research must have a direct and primary benefit to the health of vulnerable populations living in LMICs. LMIC PIs must be based at a higher education institution, non-profit research institution, with sufficient research capacity to manage and deliver research. LMIC Co-Investigators (Co-I’s) can be based at the aforementioned organisations or at an implementing partner organisation.

The Applied Global Health Research Board is a standing opportunity with deadlines every 6 months.

We recommend that all applicants read The Applied Global Health Research Board ‘our science and contacts’ page and the supplementary guidance for applicants for tailored information specific to this Board before submitting an application.

Proposals focusing on Covid-19 health research should be submitted through the collaborative Global Effort on Covid-19 (GECO) Health Research Call which is being run in partnership with the UK Department of Health and Social Care through the National Institute for Health Research, current call details are available here https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/global-effort-on-covi...

Remit

The Applied Global Health Research Board supports research that will be of direct and primary benefit to the health of vulnerable populations living in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Applied research is defined as research seeking practical solutions to health challenges from late stage intervention development onwards. This includes implementation research, scale-up activities, health services research, health economics, health policy research, and research with a predominantly applied focus that does not fit within the remit of other MRC Boards and Panels.

The Board also welcomes cross-sector research combining expertise to meet a global health challenge (e.g., urban planning, health policy, and non-communicable disease research within a single proposal). The research question might necessitate the involvement of different disciplines and approaches from outside of the health sector, but the primary objective must be health focused.

Examples of areas in which applied research may be conducted include, but are not limited to, the following health topics and focus areas:

Maternal and neonatal health;

Child health and early childhood development;

Adolescent health;

Healthy ageing;

Sexual and reproductive health;

Infectious diseases, including neglected tropical diseases;

Non-communicable diseases, including mental health;

Multimorbidity;

Nutrition and food security;

Snakebite;

Intentional and unintentional injury;

Urban health, including indoor/outdoor air pollution, road traffic accidents, and healthy housing;

Planetary health;

Informal settlements, conflict zones, and displaced populations;

Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention;

Detection and diagnostics;

mHealth;

Treatment, including surgery;

Pain management and palliative care.

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