Prevention Research Consortium Award (UKPRP)

About this scheme

Key information

Career level
Established independent researcher
Industry researcher
Clinician
Health professional
Non-clinical researcher
Nurse
Research area
Cancer prevention
Preliminary submission
Final submission
Committee review
Funding period
5 years
Funding amount
£4—7 million
UKPRP Consortium Awards provide substantial, long-term investment for interdisciplinary research addressing a specific challenge in primary prevention of NCDs.

The Research Director (i.e. the leader of a consortium) must be based at the lead organisation, which should be one of the following:

  • UK Higher Education Institutions
  • Research Council Institutes
  • Independent Research Organisations

UKPRP Consortium Awards provide funding for:

  • Research, e.g. research staff, consumables, costs of running the consortium including project management.
  • Transfer of research findings to policy and practice and secure appropriate participation from users (e.g. policy makers, practitioners, health providers, the third sector, the public etc.).

Grants will not support training (e.g. PhD students), but early-career researchers are encouraged to engage with consortia, which we anticipate will offer excellent career development opportunities.

How to apply to this scheme

There is a two-stage process for applications for the awards. The call for outline applications closes at 16:00 on 18 January 2018.

The Medical Research Council will administer the call for proposals.

In partnership with

UK Prevention Research Partnership

UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP)

UKPRP is a £50m initiative focussed on improving population health and reducing health inequalities through the primary prevention of NCDs. It is an alliance of UK Health Departments, Research Councils and charities.