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Strategic funding

Strategic funding is available to support major awards in research areas that we judge to be strategically important, informed by dialogue with our researchers and the wider community. Applications will be invited, but we welcome the opportunity to discuss research ideas that fit with our areas of strength, and that might be suitable for an invitation.

From time to time we will also use targeted calls for initiatives to develop and support strategically important topics. Current initiatives are:

Our Planet, Our Health We support transdisciplinary research that connects environment and health.
Wellcome Trust Centres

Funding for world-leading groups proposing novel and innovative ways of tackling important research and translational questions. 

Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises Support to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises.
Health Systems Research Initiative Support for research to improve health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
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