Public Health Intervention Development (PHIND)

Apply for funding for the early-stage development of an intervention that seeks to address a UK or global public health challenge.

This might include qualitative and quantitative primary research and the development of theory and logic models. However, emphasis should be placed on developing the intervention.

This funding opportunity supports the incorporation of systems thinking in addressing public health challenges. It is justifiable to focus on just aspect of a system as long as the wider systems context is recognised, for example, in the framework for evaluation.

It also strongly encourages the use of interdisciplinary teams and co-production with users and other relevant stakeholders, such as policy makers.

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for this opportunity you must:

  • show that you will direct the project and be actively engaged in the work
  • focus your application within the science area of early-stage development of interventions that seek to address either UK or global public health challenges.

You can include international applicants as project co-leads if they provide expertise not available in the UK and make a major intellectual contribution to the design or conduct of the project.

Level of funding: MRC will fund up to £150,000, for a maximum of 18 months. Funds requested by UK research organisations will be funded at 80% of the full economic cost, in which case the full economic cost of your project can be up to £187,500. Overseas costs will be funded at 100% of the full economic cost.

Key dates

  • 19 March 2024: applications close at 16:00 p.m. GMT

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