GCRF Global Multimorbidity – Seed-funding 2019

The GCRF global multimorbidity seed-funding call is an MRC initiative that has been developed in collaboration with Wellcome, NIHR, and AMS. The call will support seed-funding projects that develop and test innovative ideas, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, build capacity, and lay the groundwork for future large-scale activity aimed at understanding and tackling multimorbidity in LMICs.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Principal Investigators (PIs) based at organisations in LMICs, as well as from eligible research organisations based in the UK working in equitable partnership with LMIC colleagues.

It is expected that a total of £2.5 million will be made available to support research grants up to 18 months in duration and up to a maximum of £200,000.

The research supported through this GCRF call will contribute to the UK’s commitment to Official Development Assistance (ODA) to LMICs. Applications must demonstrate the research to be primarily relevant and directly linked to near-term benefits to the health and/or economic development of LMICs.


The MRC has made £2.5 million available for seed-funding in global multimorbidity through this call.

PIs may apply for seed-funding up to 18 months in duration. Applications should not exceed £200,000 and in some cases may be substantially less. All projects are required to start as soon as possible after being awarded.

Grants are intended to support:

  • LMIC and/or UK research consumable costs
  • Salary costs for LMIC and/or UK-based researchers
  • Small-scale equipment (<£10,000
  • )
  • Partnership and networking activities
  • Research training and capacity building activities
  • Travel and subsistence

Research grants are not intended to support:

  • Continuation of existing research grants. (i.e. additional resource for research activity that has already been supported elsewhere; this does not preclude the secondary analysis of existing data for a different purpose).
  • Studentships (e.g. costs associated with masters or PhD programmes)

For more information:VISIT HERE TO APPLY

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