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  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: NIH Streamlining mental health interventions for youth living with HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries ​

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    Funder's Application Deadline: 12 August 2023

    There is a practical need to develop streamlined versions of mental health interventions for youth living with HIV (YLWH) that can be feasibly implemented and scaled up in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The purpose of this R01 Research Project Grant is to use novel methods to streamline evidence-based mental health interventions for YLWH so that they require fewer resources to deliver while still leading to clinically meaningful improvements in mental health and HIV outcomes.  
    All research should focus on streamlining an existing, evidence-based mental health intervention. Initial work may be proposed to tailor the intervention to YLWH within their specific cultural context, to ensure cultural relevance, and to add a retention in HIV care and/or medication adherence counselling component.

    Award details:  

    • Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 
    • Maximum project period is 5 years. 

     
    Please read the full announcement here.

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement:  Wellcome Trust Awards 

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    The Wellcome Trust seeks to fund researchers addressing important questions relating to life, health, and wellbeing, with creative approaches that push boundaries. Applications are requested from researchers through innovative projects, that will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health, and wellbeing.  
     
    Two grant schemes are available: 

    • Early-Career Awards scheme, for researchers ready to develop their research identity 
    • Career Development Awards scheme, for researchers with the potential to be international research leaders 

     
    Research proposals may be in any discipline - including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), experimental medicine, humanities and social science, clinical/allied health sciences, and public health - as long as it has the potential to improve human life, health and wellbeing, and aligns with the Wellcome Trust’s funding remit.  
      
    Award details:   

    • Early-Career Awards scheme:  
      • ​​Grants are available for up to five years and applicants may request salary and up to £400,000 for research expenses. 
    • ​Career Development Awards scheme: 
      • ​Grants are available for up to eight years and applicants may request salary (if required) and the resources required for their research programme. 

    Funder deadlines (3 deadlines per year)
    Early-Career Award: 15 February, 21 May & October 2024 
    Career Development Award: 11 April, 25 July & November 2024 


    Please find the full call for the Early-Career Award opportunity here, and for the Career Development Award opportunity here. 

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: UKRI African Research Leaders

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    Funder's Application Deadline: 24 April 2024

    The African Research Leaders scheme aims to attract and retain exceptionally talented ‘rising star’ individuals who will lead high quality research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA.   
      
    This UK MRC-funded scheme seeks to support talented early-to-mid career African researchers who are either already based in a SSA country, or currently working overseas and wish to return to a SSA country. Researchers should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a UK-based mentor as part of a partnership between the African and UK institutions. The UK partner institution may be any eligible UK research institution, including MRC institutes and university units based in the UK.   
      
    Priority will be given to applications that address key health problems relevant to national and regional health needs, hence best conducted in SSA countries.  
      
    Eligibility:   

    • Based at an eligible African research institution with sufficient research capacity to manage and deliver research  
    • Have a PhD
    • Have at least three years of active research experience (post-PhD)
    • Have a track record of independence in selected field and can demonstrate potential to be a future research leader   

      
    Award details:   

    • Up to five years duration   
    • Up to £750,000 in total  
    • PI to commit to spend 50-100% of time on project   
    • Includes resources to undertake the proposed research programme, including research support staff, research consumables and equipment, travel costs (between partner institutions), and other necessary costs 

    Please read the full announcement here.

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: SAMRC Global and African health challenges​ 

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    Funder's Application Deadline: April 2024

    The SAMRC has announced an open call for proposals as part of a collaboration with the UKRI MRC under the umbrella of the UK’s International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF). This joint research programme aims to promote collaboration between researchers based in South Africa, the UK, and other African countries. The call includes three independent opportunities that are aligned with Global and African health challenges: 

    1. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) (click here for further information) - The call is for proposals on non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular and chronic lung diseases, and chronic liver disease (non-infectious aetiology), as well as mental health. 
    2. Co-morbidity or Multimorbidity of Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases (click here for further information) - The call is for proposals on target co-morbidity or multimorbidity of infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases. 
    3. Climate and Health, One Health and Zoonosis (click here for further information) - The call is for proposals on climate and health, One Health and zoonosis that address emerging, re-emerging, and endemic zoonotic, vector-borne and other diseases and antimicrobial resistance that are linked to climate change and the environment. 

    Please review the respective funding opportunity announcements for internal and funder deadlines as well as opportunity-specific submission processes. 

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: Climate Impact Awards - Unlocking urgent climate action by making the health effects of climate change visible

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    Funder's Application Deadline: 3 April 2024

    The aim of this funding opportunity is to make the impacts of climate change on physical and mental health visible to drive urgent climate policy action at scale. It will fund transdisciplinary teams to deliver short-term, high-impact projects that maximise policy outcomes by combining evidence generation, policy analysis, engaged research approaches and communication strategies. 
     
    Eligibility: 
    Lead applicants: 

    • must be able to demonstrate that they have a permanent, open-ended, or long-term rolling contract for the duration of the award 
    • must be able to contribute at least 20% of their time to this award 
    • must be based at an eligible administering organisation that can sign up to Wellcome’s grant conditions 
    • can only be a lead applicant on one application to this scheme. Lead applicants can be included as a coapplicant on one other application, but they must be able to demonstrate that they have sufficient capacity for both projects if funded. 

    Award details: 

    • Up to £2.5 million 
    • Duration of funding is up to 3 years  

    Please read the full announcement here.

  • Call for applications: Postgraduate Publication Incentive (PPI) funding 

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    Application Deadline: 15 March 2024

    The Postgraduate Publication Incentive (PPI) scheme to assist needy Faculty of Health Sciences postgraduates to prepare dissertation/thesis work for publication before they leave UCT. The funding is intended to “buy time” to support students by contributing to their living expenses and not for general research expenses (such as paying for statistical analysis, additional research assistants, transport costs and publication costs), which should be covered by other research funds.

    Please read the full announcement here.

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: NIHR Global Advanced Fellowship 

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    Funding Opportunity Announcement: NIHR Global Advanced Fellowship | 11 July 2024

    The UK-based National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is launching a new annual Global Advanced Fellowship scheme, aimed at postdoctoral researchers at all levels. The scheme aims to create a sustainable pathway to research leadership for global health researchers working in Low- and Middle-income countries (LMIC) and the UK. The Global Advanced Fellowship scheme will support any field of applied global health research for the direct and primary benefit of people living in LMICs eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA).

    Eligibility:  

    To be eligible for an NIHR Global Advanced Fellowship you must:

    • Hold a relevant PhD or postgraduate medical research degree, or have submitted your thesis for examination at the time of application. You must have been awarded your PhD or postgraduate medical research degree by the time you attend interview. 
    • Not already hold a Professorship/Chair at the point of application.
    • For clinical applications: have completed relevant pre-registration training.
    • Be employed by a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or Research Institute in a LMIC or a HEI in the UK
    • Be conducting research that directly and primarily benefit patients and the public in countries on the OECD DAC list.

     

    Award details:  

    • Up to £750,000 funding towards the salary costs of the individual, and the costs of an appropriate research project and training and development programme.
    • Project duration of 2 to 5 years Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) in duration and may be taken up on a part-time basis between 50% and 100% WTE.

    Funder Deadlines:   11 July 2024


    Please read the full announcement here.

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement: Antimicrobial Resistance 

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    Funder's Application Deadline: 10 April 2024

    The British Academy is inviting proposals on antimicrobial resistance. The aim of this call is to support research collaborations between humanities and social sciences researchers in the UK and researchers in Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam and/or Least Developed Countries related to the specific global challenges. This award will support research that engages in exploring the potential scenarios, impacts and implications for antimicrobial resistance in diverse settings, for diverse groups and communities, and that include diverse approaches to tackling antimicrobial resistance, and consider how to build capacities and capabilities to make current and future antimicrobial resistance responses and initiatives more effective. 

    Award details:  

    • Projects that are 18 months in duration and will commence by the end of June 2024  
    • Up to £200,000 is available per award.

     
    Please read the full announcement here.