MRC launches 10th Joint Global Health Trials Scheme to Improve Health in Low and Middle Income Countries

The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the MRC and Wellcome have launched the 10th call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials to improve health in low and middle income countries (LMIC).

The scheme will give priority to proposals for definitive trials that are likely to produce implementable and generalisable results to change policy and practice. Trials should address the major causes of mortality or morbidity in low and middle income countries, particularly those that affect the most vulnerable populations.  They are open to funding a smaller number of more ambitious trials than in previous years.

Applications must engage with the potential users of research for future implementation and impact for policy. Stakeholders, such as policy makers, should be engaged throughout the research process in order to ensure trial results are implementable, scalable and in line with policy needs. All applications must include investigators/partners based in the country/ies where the trial will take place.

For more information and how to apply, visit:

Closing date: 5 February 2020.