GCRF call for outline research proposals: "Adolescent Health". Deadline: 9 July

Under the UK’s GCRF, the UK Medical Research Council is calling for outline proposals to conduct research to improve adolescent health in low and middle income countries. As noted by the funder, “Applications are particularly encouraged from principal investigators based at LMIC research organizations.” Please click here for call information.

This call will support internationally competitive, applied research projects addressing adolescent health in LMICs. Interdisciplinary proposals (e.g. including social perspectives) will be particularly encouraged that address the most pressing health needs of adolescents in LMICs. Although not being limited to these areas, this call particularly welcomes proposals addressing the following topics:

·  Research in conflict-affected and fragile states

·  Road traffic and other injuries

·  Prevention of interpersonal violence

·  Self-harm (including suicide)

·  Lower respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia

·  Prevention and treatment of substance use (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs)

·  Future NCD risk factors (raised blood pressure, raised blood glucose, obesity and smoking)

·  Nutrition, diet and physical activity

·  Disabilities - both mental, intellectual, and physical

·  The transition out of adolescence into adulthood

·  The transition for those in the healthcare system to being looked after by adult services

·  Research addressing social (and commercial) determinants of health.

Basic research relevant to adolescent health, for instance, basic, etiological, and epidemiological research is not eligible for this call for proposals unless it forms part of a broader applied research project exploring solutions to problems faced by adolescents.

Deadline for submission of the outline proposals: 9 July 2019.