UK-Philippines Joint Health Research Initiative

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), are providing funding for high quality, three-year collaborative research projects focusing on communicable and non-communicable diseases of relevance to the Philippines.

This call, supported by the Newton Fund, aims to enable opportunities for partnership in the areas of infectious diseases and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Its objectives and scope are:

1. Communicable diseases of relevance to the Philippines, particularly diseases that impact the most vulnerable in society – focusing on Genomics and Molecular Technologies, Diagnostics, and ICT / e-Health;

2. Non-communicable diseases – specifically Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Up to £650,000 is available per partnership to support activities for up to three years. It is expected this funding will support around six joint projects.

An initial concept proposal should be submitted to the MRC by 11th May 2017.  Shortlisted applicants will then be asked to submit a full proposal in October 2017Further details are available online.

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