The UKRI GCRF Health and Context call is seeking proposals for interdisciplinary research addressing wider contextual factors contributing to the burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These factors may include social, cultural, historical, and religious beliefs and practices, or wider ecological, biological and environmental factors. We want to fund ambitious research that goes beyond description to determine causal relationships between contextual influences and health. Projects developing or testing feasible interventions that are sensitive to or mitigate contextual influences are also within the remit of this call. We encourage the engagement of relevant community stakeholders in the development and implementation of proposals.
Via the GCRF, UKRI will support impactful, three-year research projects up to a value of approximately £2 million. This call is being led by various councils across UKRI and multidisciplinary approaches combining biomedical, social, and environmental science, and the arts and humanities are encouraged.