NHMRC is partnering with UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Medical Research Council (MRC) and Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) to support research proposals that aim to generate evidence that can be translated into actionable, sustainable and cost-effective ways of preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), to improve population health and reduce health inequalities in the UK and Australia. This call will fund partnerships between the UK and Australia, fostering relationships between researchers working in the area of NCD prevention in the context of the built environment. Examples of aspects of the built environment are given here in which multi-disciplinary research proposals are welcomed.
Funding & Duration
Funding is for up to three years and NHMRC has committed up to $4M to support the Australian component of projects commencing in 2020.
Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research Scheme 2019 Grant Opportunity Guidelines. To be eligible:
- A research project must consist of Australian researchers collaborating with a research team from the UK involved in the call.
- Proposals must seek to generate research outcomes relevant to the prevention of NCDs in the context of the built environment in the UK and Australia.
Submission Requirements & Deadlines
- 17 September 2019, 11.00pm (BST): UK Principal Investigator (PI) must submit to the MRC the Intention to Submit on behalf of the research collaboration. This is a compulsory stage and a full application will not be considered if an Intention to Submit is not provided;
- 15 October 2019, 4.00pm (BST): Full application to be submitted by UK PI on MRC’s Joint electronic submission (Je-S) system on behalf of the UK and Australian research collaboration. This copy of the proposal will be used for the joint UK and Australian peer review process;
- 16 October 2019, 5.00pm (AEDT): Australian CIA must submit the Australian budget to NHMRC through RGMS and upload a pdf copy of the final full application that has been submitted to the MRC and address all of the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant.