MRC, NIHR and GACD: Reducing global health non-communicable disease risk for young people 

Type of project:  Medical Research Council (MRC), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) have announced a call for global health funding to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases through implementation research. Their research must take a life course approach and focus on people aged 10 to 24 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

Location: LMICs

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must: be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UKRI funding work in partnership with co-investigators based in LMICs where the work will take place. While only qualified researchers can apply for this funding, collaboration with, for example, community and patient groups, local policymakers, public and clinical health professionals, non-governmental organisation leaders and/or others whose organisations or communities might benefit from the research, is a requirement for this call.

Grant size:  Up to £5m is available with several grants anticipated.

Closing date: Intent to submit due 19 April. Applications close on 31 May.