A call for applications for the third phase of Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) will be announced in early May 2010.
Lifelong Health and Wellbeing is a major cross-council initiative involving AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC and MRC in partnership with the UK health departments. LLHW supports multi-disciplinary research addressing factors across the life course that influence healthy ageing and wellbeing in later life.
The initiative aims to lead to improvements in health and quality of life in later life, inform policy and practice and increase capacity building in ageing related research.
Phase 3 will invite high-quality innovative multidisciplinary applications that focus on major ageing-related challenges faced by the UK in the 21st century. Proposals will be welcome from multidisciplinary teams in the areas of, but not restricted to the following:
- Mental Health and Wellbeing including quality of life, preserving cognitive function and exploiting mental capital
- Resilience for successful ageing: from cell to society including life course influences, markers for ageing and processes of ageing
- Age-related conditions, including frailty and interventions to promote independence in later life.
Funds will be available through two modes of support:
LLHW Research Grants - up to £10m will be available for multi-disciplinary research awards from £300k up to £2.5m over three to five years.
LLHW Pilot Studies - a total of £2.5m to fund up to 10 pilot or feasibility studies for a maximum of two years, aimed at informing the development of future cross-disciplinary research proposals.
Successful proposals will be of strategic importance, be truly multi-disciplinary, encompassing the remits of more than one Research Council, and have clearly articulated and robust methodology and design.
Updates and further information about phase 3 can be found on the website:
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/LLHW or by emailing llhw AT headoffice.mrc.ac.uk
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