The Medical Research Council (MRC), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) will soon be launching a £24M call for ambitious multi and inter-disciplinary Research Programmes. This funding will come from the new cross-Council initiative in Adolescence, Mental Health and Developing Mind, which is supported through the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund.
The call will make £24M available to fund impactful multidisciplinary research at a range of interfaces, including medicine, biology, social science, arts and humanities. Applications are also welcome which draw in non-traditional disciplines that can provide novel insights and approaches to mental health research. It is excpected that the call will fund a number of multidisciplinary research programmes for up to £4M each over a 4 year period.
The initiative will provide funding for multi- and inter-disciplinary teams with the aim to:
- Address important and novel research questions under the broad scope of Adolescence, Mental Health, and Developing Mind.
- Actively strengthen intersections between disciplines that do not routinely engage with each other, build capacity in the field and develop skills.
- Embed knowledge mobilisation and strengthen patient and public involvement.
The call will involve a 3 stage process, with an invitation for outline proposals, invitation to a full stage proposal and international peer-review and interview by an expert panel.
|Pre-call announcement||January 2020|
|Call for Outlines opens||March 2020|
|Outline deadline||June 2020 tbc|
|Call for full proposals opens (invite only)||August 2020 tbc|
|Full proposal deadline (invite only)||October 2020 tbc|
|Start Date||1 April 2021|
For more information about this call, including the scope, please visit the MRC website.
If you are interested in applying to this scheme please contact the Research Development Team.