Fund title: UKPRP: research to prevent non-communicable diseases

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To find actionable, sustainable and cost-effective ways of preventing NCDs that will improve population health and reduce health inequalities in the UK

Application deadline:

18 January 2017

Fund description:

The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) is a new £50 million initiative focused on improving population health, and reducing health inequalities, through the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). It covers physical health as well as mental health and wellbeing in the UK.

The UKPRP initiative will initially support two types of award, Consortium and Network:

Consortium Award: £4-7m over five years to support novel combinations of partners representing a range of academic disciplines and undertaking interdisciplinary research addressing a specific challenge in the primary prevention of NCDs.

Network Award: £100,000 a year for up to four years to build a community of researchers and users around a broad NCD research challenge and support interdisciplinary networking activity. Each network award will fund the operating costs of the network and provide limited funding to pump prime new research collaborations.

Further information:

https://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/ukprp/uk-prevention-research-partnership-ukprp-consortium-and-network-awards/