Applications invited for Global Research Programme – addressing the health needs of women and children in disadvantaged populations globally

Applications invited for Global Research Programme – addressing the health needs of women and children in disadvantaged populations globally

The Medical Research Council and the Department of Biotechnology in India, in collaboration with the Department of International Development, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Newton Fund, invite applications for their call on addressing the health needs of women and children in disadvantaged populations globally, under their global research programme.

This supports research that will impact the ability to prevent, diagnose and manage prevalent chronic and infectious diseases facing women and their unborn children in low and middle-income settings and aims to have a positive effect on their life-course.

The research must provide evidence on interventions for the prevention, diagnosis and management of anaemia, sexually transmitted diseases, gestational diabetes mellitus or hypertensive disorders.

Eligible activities include:

  • Development and testing of health interventions, including late phase clinical trials
  • Biomedical, nutritional, public health, behavioural, educational, structural, and community, health services and health systems interventions
  • Operational and implementation research to deliver health interventions

Proposals must be:

  1. Multidisciplinary and include social science research
  2. The research must be based in an Indian and LIC setting.
  3. Priority will be given to research that benefits the most vulnerable populations or those in poorly resourced settings.

Applicant teams must include a partnership of researchers from India, UK and a low income country, working in trilateral research teams. UK applicants must be based at a HEI, independent research organisation, government-funded organisation, MRC unit or institute or a university unit. Indian applicants must follow DBT eligibility rules.

Projects must be three years in duration. UK funders have committed up to £7 million in support of the UK and LIC based research and this will be matched by DBT for funding the Indian research components. A travel grant worth £4,000 is provided to successful applicants after the concept proposal stage in order to support the full proposal development process.

The deadline for concept proposals is the 12th of April. 

For more information visit the Medical Research Council website.

If you have any questions about this call, or wish to apply and would like any assistance, please do get in touch.