Pump-priming awards in global nutrition research and global mental health research


Monday 19 June 2017

The MRC is pleased to announce two funding calls in global health research focused on the following two strategic areas:

  • Nutrition and global health research¬†
  • Global mental health research

These two initiatives are part of our suite of activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The research supported through this call will contribute to the UK’s commitment to research for the benefit of Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC).

The purpose of these calls is to provide pump-priming funds that will lay the grounds for future large scale, multi-disciplinary, cross-country global health research bids to address issues that are primarily relevant to LMICs. These funds provide an opportunity to define research questions, assess the viability of proposed approaches and the feasibility of collaborations with LMIC research institutions. It is expected that awardees will use preliminary data and established partnerships to inform more substantive research opportunities in 2018.

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