Meade Collaboration Travel Grants in Epidemiology 2023

Applications are welcomed from mid-career researchers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), working in the field of epidemiology, who are making the transition to research independence and wish to develop collaborations with researchers based at a UK research organisation.

Researchers should aim to advance their epidemiological skills, develop or advance collaborations and networks, share expertise, or undertake a short project which could not be completed at their employing organisation in SSA. The proposed work should complement the applicant’s current or planned research but represent a clear and distinct development.

The Medical Research Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. Formed by the Medical Research Council (MRC), they grow and nurture people and ideas wherever they see research opportunities with great potential. The research supported in this competition is possible thanks to a generous donation by Professor Thomas Meade.

Eligibility: Applications should represent a collaboration between a mid-career researcher who is a national of and based in a sub-Saharan African country working in the field of epidemiology and a UK-based researcher who has their own research group in the UK and can accommodate the visiting researcher.

Level of funding: Applicants may apply for funding for a visit to a UK research organisation for between one to three months. Applicants may apply for up to £5,000 for one month in the UK, £9,000 for two months in the UK and a maximum of £13,000 for three months in the UK to support travel, visas, subsistence and research consumables during the applicant’s stay at the UK research organisation.

Additional information: The Foundation is committed to awarding between three to six Meade Collaborative Travel Grants per year, depending on the length of the visits. This competition will run once per year.

Key dates

  • 06 December 2023: applications close at 15:00 (BST)
  • February 2024 : funding decision and feedback

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