Joint Global Research Programme: Women’s and children’s health

The Medical Research Council (MRC) in the UK and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in India in collaboration with Department of International Development (DFID) are pleased to announce a joint call to fund Global Health Research which will bring together researchers from the UK, India and Low Income Countries.

The purpose of this call is to fund Global Health Research projects which will bring together researchers from the UK, India and low income countries. It aims to fund work which addresses health needs of the most disadvantaged populations globally.  The scope of the call is research proposals that address major health needs of women and children in low resource settings.

This call for collaborative proposals will require applicants based in India, Low Income Countries and the UK to work together in partnership within cross national teams on research projects. Bids must include at least one institution from each of India, UK and a LIC.

It is expected that many proposals will be multidisciplinary and will include social science research, for instance, to understand social, cultural, economic and political factors affecting likely uptake and implementation of interventions.

Bids should clearly set out how they deliver health improvement and development impact. In particular, proposals should include an impact strategy that proposes how the findings of the research will feed in to policy debates in low income countries.

UK outline applications will be submitted to and processed by MRC. See the Guidance document for further information on submitting outline applications to MRC.

The MRC must receive outline proposals by 4pm Tuesday 21st October 2014.