MRC UK Call for Proposals: Joint Global Health Trials (JGHT) Call 11
The Medical Research Council (MRC) UK opened a call, Joint Global Health Trials (JGHT) Call 11, with the purpose to provide funding for the best proposals to generate new knowledge about interventions that will contribute to the improvement of health in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The scheme is focused on late-stage clinical and health intervention trials evaluating efficacy and effectiveness.
Call 11 specifically invites applications for definitive randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that provide generalisable data, beyond a single country or setting. The evidence generated should be robust and relevant to international and regional policymakers and directly answer questions to change policy and guidance.
The scheme encourages the evaluation of a wide range of intervention types including, but not limited to:
- behavioural interventions
- psychological therapies
- disease management
- hygiene interventions
- diagnostic strategies.
Who can apply:
This call is open to and particularly encourages applicants to apply from eligible research institutions based in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as well as the UK.
The scheme is targeted at trials led by academic groups, and not at trials led by commercial companies or product development partnerships (PDPs). However, applications are welcome from investigators from academic institutions who wish to collaborate with commercial companies or PDPs. Academic-industry collaborations will be considered under the MRC Industry Collaboration Agreement (MICA) mechanism.
Read more here.
Proposals deadline October 8, 2020.