Fourth call for research to improve adolescent health in low and middle income countries


As joint funders of this scheme, the Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research and the Department for International Development are pleased to announce a fourth call for research to improve adolescent health in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This call is being launched in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council.


Through this call, up to £8 million will be made available to fund world-class and cutting edge applied research that addresses the health needs of adolescent populations in LMICs.


This call will be open to and particularly encourage applications from principal investigators (PI) based at research organisations in LMICs, as well as from eligible research organisations based in the UK.


There will be a two-stage application process, initially inviting researchers to submit outline proposals to be considered by a review panel. The call for outline proposals will open on 30 May 2019 when specific guidance will be provided. Outline proposals must be submitted via the Je-S System by the call deadline: Tuesday 16 July 2019 16:00 GMT+1.


Awards will build and strengthen research partnerships and promote capacity building in global adolescent health research. Interdisciplinary proposals will be particularly encouraged that address the most pressing health needs of adolescents in LMICs.


Funding for this call forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment. Applications must demonstrate the research to be primarily relevant and directly linked to near-term benefits to the health and economic development of LMICs. Applications should articulate a clear and specific case for the relevance of the proposed research to the LMIC and identify and provide evidence that the proposed plan of research is informed by the needs of the LMIC.


Information about previous global adolescent health funding can be found on the adolescent health page.


Additional information can be found here.  



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Tuesday, 20 August 2019