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Cambridge Global Challenges

 

The MRC Public Health Intervention Development scheme (PHIND) supports the early stages of development of interventions that address an important UK or global public health issue. Studies funded by the scheme will develop the necessary evidence to underpin the later development and evaluation of novel public health interventions.

The scheme supports projects that will develop innovative new interventions that address an important UK or global public health issue, and seeks to encourage a novelhigh risk approach to intervention development. Complex, population level interventions, with a focus on non-health care settings (such as: transport, education, employment, leisure and the built environment), are considered particularly suitable.

Proposals that align with the NIHR Public Health Research Programme or for MRC Global Health schemes are particularly welcomed.

Objectives

Proposals should address the early stage of development of new interventions including qualitative and quantitative primary research, developing theory and designing the intervention.

Examples of the types of research within scope are:

  • defining the intervention
  • specifying content
  • developing theory
  • modelling process and outcomes such as developing logic models
  • identifying components and their inter-relationships
  • developing procedures and protocols
  • creation of new interventions where active components of existing interventions are recombined to create a new intervention.

Eligibility

The usual MRC funding and eligibility rules apply (Please see Guidance for applicants). MRC University Units may apply for funding via this scheme; however, in line with MRC policy, the scheme is not open to MRC Units. 

Level of funding

Up to £150K (MRC Contribution) per award, for a maximum of 18  months. Funds may be requested to support costs attributable to the study including investigator and research staff time, consumables, equipment and travel.

 

Full details can be found on the MRC web page for this call.

 

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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