MRC/DFID/NIHR Call for research to improve adolescent health in LMIC settings

We are pleased to announce that the Medical Research Council (MRC) in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is now accepting proposals to address questions of effectiveness and access to health interventions that will result in improved adolescent health in low and middle income countries (LMIC’s). Areas of particular research interest include:

  1. Life course approaches to mental health including issues such as substance misuse, violence prevention, and suicide
  2. Life course approaches to NCD risk factors including tobacco, alcohol and diet/nutrition
  3. Addressing maternal, neonatal, and child health challenges by improving health at the preconception phase including early pregnancy and parenthood, accessing contraception, and safe abortion
  4. Injuries (for example road traffic accidents), violence and disability
  5. Migrant populations/adolescents affected by war
  6. Sexual and reproductive health including prevention and management of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
  7. Other communicable diseases in adolescent populations

Attached is the call for proposal and other essential information for your reference.

The deadline for application of proposals is on 15 June 2017 by 16:00 BST. For inquiries, kindly coordinate with the Research Grants Administration Office (, 567-2054)

Thank you for your continued interest in health research and development.