UK Prevention Research Partnership announcement of first call for proposals: Consortium and Network Awards

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An alliance of UK Health Departments, Research Councils and charities are pleased to announce a new funding call to address challenges in the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) is an exciting £50m initiative focussed on improving population health, and reducing health inequalities, through the primary prevention of NCDs. It covers physical health as well as mental health and wellbeing in the UK.

The call seeks to build and support interdisciplinary research consortia and networks that will focus on the upstream-determinants of health; on developing large-scale solutions relevant to policy and practice; and on enabling change within complex adaptive systems.

The UKPRP will support two types of award:

  • Consortium award: £4-7m for five years
  • Network award: £100k per annum for up to four years

There is a two-stage process for applications for the awards. The call for outline applications closes at 16:00 on 18 January 2018.

The Medical Research Council will administer the call for proposals on behalf of funding partners. Further information on the specification of the call and how to apply are available on the MRC website.