Funding call

MRC and FCDO are looking for research projects that will develop practical solutions to global health challenges and inequities. The aim is to fund a portfolio of high-quality global research which will be diverse, promote multidisciplinarity and strengthen global health research capacity.

This includes:

  • late-stage intervention development and testing, which can include global health trials
  • implementation and scale-up research
  • health systems, health policy and health economics research

The funders also welcome cross-sector research combining expertise to meet a global health challenge. For example, a single proposal may include aspects of urban planning, health policy and non-communicable disease research. The research question might involve different disciplines and approaches from outside the health sector, but the primary objective must be health focused.

Applications encouraged from principal investigators based in the:

  • Global South
  • UK, working in partnership with Global South investigators

Proposals of all sizes will be accepted, including large research projects of approximately £2 million and small to medium-scale applications.

Application deadline: 28th July 2022