Prevention Research Consortium Award (UKPRP)

About this scheme

Key information

Career level
Established independent researcher
Industry researcher
Health professional
Non-clinical researcher
Research area
Cancer prevention
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

The next call for applications will open later in 2019.

The Medical Research Council will administer the call for proposals.

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