GCRF New social and cultural insights into mental, neurological and substance use disorders in developing countries

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GCRF New social and cultural insights into mental, neurological and substance use disorders in developing countries

Detailed guidance about how to apply is provided on the ESCR website.

The UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), in collaboration with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), is pleased to invite proposals for new research grants that qualify for funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). This call aims to fund a portfolio of innovative and interdisciplinary research that provides social and cultural perspectives on mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders in developing countries.

Funding is available for applications which fall under the remit of ESRC, or as cross-disciplinary proposals across the remits of both participating research councils. The councils expect to fund a balanced portfolio of proposals of varying sizes and ambitions. Proposals must be led by a researcher at an eligible UK research organisation.

Thematic focus 

Proposals should address one of the following themes:

  • Socio-economic and cultural contexts of MNS disorders and people’s understanding of them
  • Living with MNS disorders in developing countries
  • Prevention, worsening of and resilience against MNS disorders

Further information on the themes can be found within the call specification.

How to apply

All proposals must be submitted through the Je-S system by 16:00 on 11 January 2018.
Detailed guidance about how to apply is provided on the ESCR website.