The UKRI GCRF Health and Context call is seeking proposals for interdisciplinary research addressing wider contextual factors contributing to the burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These factors may include social, cultural, historical, and religious beliefs and practices, or wider biological, ecological and environmental factors.
- contextual drivers of non-communicable or infectious disease risk (such as contaminated drinking water, agriculture and food production, hygiene, sexual behaviours, air pollution, work practices, wider land-use and environmental changes)
- contextually driven barriers to management and treatment of infection/NCD, which may include altered diagnostic, vaccine or drug efficacy
- feasible interventions that take account of or mitigate contextual drivers of increased rates of infection/NCD
- identification and management of clusters of coexisting health conditions (multimorbidities) that are particularly prevalent in a particular community.
UKRI has made up to £20 million available for the UKRI GCRF Health and Context call.
- Awards funded through this call will build and strengthen UK-LMIC partnerships and should incorporate research training and capacity building activities.
- Examples of building capacity include:
- building of capability to work across disciplines and in partnerships
- support and mentoring for more junior team members
- building leadership skills amongst key team members
- co-design of research
- opportunities for those with relevant skills to orient their research towards global issues.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/ukri-gcrf/ukri-gcrf-health-and-context-call-2019-outline/