Apply for UKRI GCRF Health and Context Call 2019

Deadline: 2 April 2019

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.

Focus Areas

  • 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.

Funding Information

UKRI has made up to £20 million available for the UKRI GCRF Health and Context call.

Capacity Building

  • 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.

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