Feb 20


Submission Deadline: 8th June 2017, 16:00

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) offers a unique opportunity for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) to co-design a global public health initiative.

The forthcoming call seeks to bring together expertise in medical science and health interventions in developing countries, with an understanding of local knowledge, cultural dynamics, community engagement and trust.

The MRC and AHRC plan to launch two consecutive partnership award calls in 2017:

  • The first will run from February with a deadline in May, with funding decisions made in summer.
  • The second will run from September with a deadline in December, with funding decisions made in March 2018.

A networking workshop will be hosted during both calls to facilitate the development of new partnerships between the AHRC and MRC communities, and to provide briefing on the objectives of the call.

The driver of this partnership building activity is to build interdisciplinary research capacity and capability in UK & developing countries. The joint funders aim to generate reciprocal benefits through integrating the understanding of cultures, beliefs, and histories into medical and public health challenges in a global context, and to equip the next generation of researchers to work collaboratively, blending biomedical and humanities research with potential for impact in policy and practice around the world.

In order not to limit the potential for inter-disciplinary innovation under this activity, the call is open to proposals addressing any global public health issue affecting low and middle income countries.

To find out more, click here.

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