The Medical Research Council and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council together with the Economic and Social Research Council are inviting proposals to the UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment Prevention Research Scheme.
Award Amount: £2m will be made available for the call to fund all projects that are awarded ($4m AUD will be made available to cover the Australian budgets).
Duration: 3 years
Deadline: 15th October 2019, 4pm
There is a need in both the UK and Austrailia to improve our understanding of the factors that work to shape and support healthy, liveable and resilient built environments, and to develop approaches for improving the built environment and prevents NCDs. Applications are encouraged across the breadth of the built environment research areas, the following are examples of what is expected:
- Urban planning and regeneration.
- City design, including increasing conditions that promote health such as ‘active travel’ and access to green space,
- Transportation systems.
- Air quality, both indoor and outdoor, and noise.
- The indoor environment.
- Neighbourhood diversity, including social regeneration and social, cohesion, and access to health services.
- The relationship between the built environment, extreme weather events, and their impact on health.