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Grant Opportunities: Wellcome Open Call: Biological Vulnerability to Extreme Heat in Maternal and Child Health

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Deadline: 8-Aug-22

The Wellcome Trust is accepting nominations for the Biological vulnerability to extreme heat in maternal and child health.

This award will fund research teams to significantly advance understanding of the biological vulnerability to extreme heat in the context of maternal and child health. By the end of the award, successful applicants will have delivered new knowledge at this intersection and generated evidence with the potential to inform new interventions that can be used in real world settings.

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The award includes:

  • a basic salary (determined by your host organisation)
  • relocation allowance
  • staff
  • continuing professional development and training
  • materials and consumables
  • animals
  • equipment
  • access charges
  • overheads
  • travel and subsistence
  • overseas allowances
  • fieldwork expenses
  • inflation allowance
  • open access charges
  • clinical research costs
  • public engagement and patient involvement costs
  • contract research organisations
  • other costs
Funding Information
  • This call provides up to £2 million of funding to cover research expenses and costs associated with public engagement, research dissemination and research uptake activities.
  • They expect awards to last between three and five years.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Lead Applicant
    • You must:
      • have demonstrated experience of leading a successful research programme from design and development to achievement of agreed milestones
      • have a track record of managing and training others, while promoting a positive and inclusive research culture
      • have demonstrated ability to drive and lead an interdisciplinary / transdisciplinary research programme
      • be able to contribute at least 20% of their research time to the programme
      • be based at an eligible host organisation that can sign up to their grant conditions (it can be based in any country apart from mainland China).
    • The type of host organisation can be:
      • higher education institution
      • public and private research institute
      • non-academic healthcare organisation
      • not-for-profit organisation.
  • Coapplicants  
    • Coapplicants can be based in the same or in different organisations, and can come from any discipline, but the added value of the team approach must be clear.
    • Coapplicants can be at any career stage and based anywhere in the world, apart from mainland China.
    • Each coapplicant must make a significant and essential contribution to the research proposal, for example designing the research, writing the application and/or managing the programme.
    • They must be able to contribute at least 10% of their research time to the programme.

For more information, visit https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/biological-vulnerability-extreme-heat-maternal-and-child-health

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