Lifelong Health and Well Being Grant Opportunities from MRC

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Please find below 2 funding calls from MRC as part of the Cross Council Lifelong Health and Well Being Programmes:

1. MRC Promoting physical activity in older age:

The cross council Lifelong health and well-being programme is offering £5.5M to support interdisciplinary research in to the physiological effects and behaviours associated with physical activity and sedentary behaviour in older adults. Interdisciplinary research proposals are invited which focus on the following three areas:

  • Physiological effects of activity and sedentary behaviour on older people's health
  • Understanding the determinants of physical activity and sedentary lifestyles in later life
  • Measurement of activity and inactivity in older populations

Proposals must be multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary in nature. Applicants can apply for up to £1M for a maximum of 3 years.

Closing date is Thursday 18th October.

Further details:

2. MRC Extending working lives:

MRC Extending working lives Research partnership awards - comprising partnerships of academics and public/private employers or stakeholders addressing research challenges and employer needs associated with an ageing workforce, within a workplace or policy setting.

Researchers are invited to submit outline proposals for Research Partnership Awards and/or Expressions of Interest to attend a Partnership Building Workshop to facilitate the development of cross-sector collaborations.

Expressions of interest to attend the partnership building workshop must be submitted by Wednesday 5th September. The workshop will take place over 3 days between 8-10 October. You do not have to attend the workshop to be eligible to submit an outline application but attendance is encouraged.

Partnerships awards are for up to £2.5M and 5 years duration.

Deadline for outline applications is Tuesday 4 December.

Further details:

If you would like to discuss any of these opportunties further please contact Lisa Austin, Research Manager, Bath Research and Development, University of Bath on 01225 386575 or .

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