Apply now for the Medical Research Foundation Impact of Climate Change on Health Research Grants 2022! Medical Research Foundation is inviting applications for collaborative research grants, from mid-career researchers working on the impact of climate change on health.
Deadline: 13 September 2022
This scheme is open to pairs of mid-career researchers, in countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the UK, who are making the transition to research independence and seeking to progress in their field. Projects should aim to develop a new collaboration or solidify an existing partnership between two researchers, expanding their research networks and building their research profiles to develop emerging research leaders in both countries.
Research supported through Medical Research Foundation Impact of Climate Change on Health Research Grants 2022, should aim to increase understanding of the mechanisms underpinning, and processes involved, in the impact of climate change on infectious diseases and other non-infectious health outcomes that disproportionately affect tropical regions.
- A research grant of up to £300,000 to support their collaborative project, over a maximum of a three year period. The Foundation has committed to making £4,000,000 available in this area.
Additional package of career-enhancing support
- As well as funding innovative research projects, the Medical Research Foundation is committed to supporting its researchers’ career progression by providing access to a career-enhancing programme of support, including mentoring opportunities, training, networking events, and further funding only open to MRC and Foundation funded researchers.
- Recipients of the Research Grants on the Impact of Climate Change on Health will also receive access to a bespoke programme of support that will aim to strengthen their skills and bring the climate change community together. Opportunities will include training in the establishment of equitable partnerships (delivered prior to the start of the research projects), grant-writing workshops and networking events.
- Applications should represent a collaborative project between a mid-career researcher who is a national of and based in a sub-Saharan African country, from an organisation with an established legal entity in sub-Saharan Africa, and a mid-career UK-based researcher at an eligible institution (UK HEIs, Research Council research institutes, hospitals, and other independent research organisations). Nationality and country of residence/employment may be different.
- UK-based applicants must hold a PhD, DPhil or MD, are expected to have postdoctoral experience and be in the process of, or be ready for, transition to research independence.
- Sub-Saharan Africa-based applicants must hold a PhD, DPhil or MD, have active research experience and be in the process of, or be ready for, transition to research independence.
- Applicants should apply online using online grants management system.
- Deadline for application submission: 12:00 BST 13 September 2022
- Shortlisting notification – request for rebuttal: January/February 2023
- Deadline for rebuttal: February 2023
- Funding decision: March 2023
- Feedback on funding decision: March 2023