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MRC: UK-Vietnam Partnerships for Infectious Disease Research
Closing date: EOI by 7 Nov 2017 (full application 12 Dec)
This is the second UK Medical Research Council (MRC) -Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Infectious Diseases Partnership initiative and provides substantive support for joint Vietnamese-UK working in the area of infectious disease research. The call will deliver three-years of research funding for internationally competitive and innovative collaborative projects between scientists from Vietnam and the UK that will allow the pursuit of shared research interests.
The funders wish to support biomedical research in infectious diseases of importance to the Vietnamese population, which will lead to health benefits in Vietnam, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable in society. This call for collaborative proposals will require applicants based in Vietnam and the UK to work together in partnership on research projects.
Areas of particular research interest within the infectious disease space include, but are not limited to:
HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections
Neglected Tropical Infections
Antimicrobial Resistance (excluding epidemiological and surveillance activities)
The funders welcome proposals across the spectrum of biomedical research activities, including, but not limited to:
Basic research on pathogen; genomics; aetiology of disease
Understanding mechanisms of diseases
Development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, and other health interventions (public health, behavioural, nutritional)
Population health sciences, clinical studies and epidemiological research which will provide data needed to conduct future interventions development work.
It is important that the proposed research fits within the MRC and MOST standard remits.
Please note: funding for this partnership scheme will not cover clinical trials and the joint funders will not accept clinical trials applications for this scheme.
For the full call text please visit the MRC grant call webpage.