8th Joint Global Health Trials Scheme: Improving Health in Low and Middle Income Countries

Deadline: 14 September 2017

The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Wellcome Trust have jointly announced a eighth call for proposals to fund global health trials in order to generate new knowledge about interventions that will contribute to the improvement of health in low and middle income countries.

Focus Areas (Not limited)

  • Behavioural interventions
  • Psychological therapies
  • Disease management
  • Drugs
  • Vaccines
  • Hygiene
  • Diagnostic strategies

Funding Information

  • A total of up to £20 million is available. This is expected to fund several full trial awards.
  • Up to £1 million of the total amount is expected to be spent on several trial development grants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This scheme is open to Principal Investigators who are employed by eligible institutions based in low or middle income countries (LMIC) where the research work will take place and to Principal Investigators who are employed by an eligible UK institution.
  • Eligible UK institutions include UK Higher Education Institutions, Research Council institutes, and eligible Independent Research Organisations (IROs).
  • For researchers based in LMIC, eligible institutions include higher education institutions and non-profit research institutions.
  • If the application is submitted by an LMIC organisation, the primary headquarters of that organisation must be in one of the LMIC countries where the trial will take place. This means that the institution sponsoring a PI must be legally registered in the UK or in a LMIC and the PI must be employed by the institution that is hosting the research.

How to Apply

Applications will be submitted to and processed by MRC on behalf of the four partner agencies through the given website.

Eligible Countries: Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo ,Kyrgyz Republic , Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania , Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea , Philippines, São Tomé and Principe, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia, United Kingdom.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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