MRC: 9th Joint Global Health Trials Scheme

Deadline: 13 September 2018

The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Wellcome Trust have jointly announced a ninth 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

  • prevention
  • 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 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.
  • For researchers based in low and middle income countries, eligible institutions include higher education institutions and non-profit research institutions. If the application is submitted by a low or middle income country organisation, the primary headquarters of that organisation must be in one of the low or middle income countries where the trial will take place.

How to Apply

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

For more information, please visit MRC.

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