UK Prevention Research Partnership Scheme

The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) will fund large interdisciplinary research collaborations and networks to support research on the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases in the UK. 

The UKPRP is a partnership of research councils, UK health departments and charities, including Wellcome. It is administered by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Scheme at a glance

Where your host organisation is based:

UK

Level of funding:

£4 million to £7 million for a consortium; up to £400,000 for a network

Duration of funding:

5 years for a consortium; up to 4 years for a network

Who can apply

You can apply if you’re a UK-based researcher working for: 

  • a higher education institution 
  • a research council institute
  • an independent research organisation.

You can include researchers from overseas organisations in your proposal if they bring key expertise to the research.  

To be eligible, your proposal must include working with:

  • researchers across different disciplines
  • research users, such as local and national government, non-governmental organisations and industry partners (where appropriate). 

You can find more about eligibility criteria on the MRC website.

Other schemes

Collaborative Awards in Science

Funding teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts.
Full details of Collaborative Awards in Science

Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Supporting teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach.
Full details of Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science
Scheme finder

The UKPRP scheme has two awards:

Consortium Award

This award offers up to £7 million to interdisciplinary collaborations to do complex systems research. 

Network Award

This award offers £100,000 a year for up to four years to create new interdisciplinary networks to scope research opportunities across different academic disciplines and non-academic partners. 

There is a two-stage application process for both awards.  

Details about how to apply are on the MRC website.
 

Dates

  • Outline proposal deadline

    18 January 2018

  • Shortlisting

    May 2018

  • Full application deadline

    20 November 2018

  • Interviews

    February 2019

Funding partners

Definitions

UK

Key dates

  • Outline proposal deadline

    18 January 2018

  • Shortlisting

    May 2018

  • Full application deadline

    20 November 2018

  • Interviews

    February 2019

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