Funding opportunity: Applied global health partnership
The Medical Research Council (UK) has just issued a funding opportunity. Intro below and a comment from me:
Opportunity status: Upcoming
Funders: Medical Research Council (MRC)
Co-funders: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Funding type: Grant
Award range: £150,000 - £1,000,000
Publication date: 27 October 2023
Opening date: 2 November 2023 9:00am UK time
Closing date: 13 February 2024 4:00pm UK time
Apply for funding to support a partnership to enable applied research that will address global health challenges and inequities.
We will accept applications of all sizes, including large projects and small to medium-scale applications.
We are looking to develop a portfolio of high-quality partnerships, which will be diverse, promote multidisciplinarity and strengthen global health research capacity.
We encourage applications from project leads based in:
*low and middle-income countries (LMICs)
*UK, working in partnership with LMIC researchers
COMMENT (NPW): Applied research is 'a type of examination looking to find practical solutions for existing problems'. https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/basic-research-v...
Applied research to find practical solutions for meeting information and learning needs of individuals, health workers or policymakers would fit within this definition although not specifically mentioned. Applicants need to be research organisations. If you are interested to apply for this (or other) research proposal, I would like to offer the HIFA platform as a tool for multistakeholder engagement around the availability and use of reliable healthcare information or other global health issue. We already have a successful track record of supporting large international research consortia in this way (see mHIEALTH-INNOVATE and SUPPORT-SYSTEMS).
With thanks, Neil
HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a global health community that brings all stakeholders together around the shared goal of universal access to reliable healthcare information. HIFA has 20,000 members in 180 countries, interacting in four languages and representing all parts of the global evidence ecosystem. HIFA is administered by Global Healthcare Information Network, a UK-based nonprofit in official relations with the World Health Organization. Email: email@example.com