The GCRF global multimorbidity seed-funding call is an MRC initiative that has been developed in collaboration with Wellcome, NIHR, and AMS. The call will support seed-funding projects that develop and test innovative ideas, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, build capacity, and lay the groundwork for future large-scale activity aimed at understanding and tackling multimorbidity in LMICs.
Applications are particularly encouraged from Principal Investigators (PIs) based at organisations in LMICs, as well as from eligible research organisations based in the UK working in equitable partnership with LMIC colleagues.
It is expected that a total of £2.5 million will be made available to support research grants up to 18 months in duration and up to a maximum of £200,000.
The research supported through this GCRF call will contribute to the UK’s commitment to Official Development Assistance (ODA) to LMICs Applications must demonstrate the research to be primarily relevant and directly linked to near-term benefits to the health and/or economic development of LMICs.
Intention to submit deadline: 10 September 2019
Seed-funding applications deadline: 9 October 2019