Research

UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP)

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An alliance of research funders has agreed to commit over £50 million to support research into the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The vision is to generate new insights into actionable, sustainable and cost-effective ways of preventing NCDs that will improve population health and reduce health inequalities in the UK. The research will address the ‘upstream’ determinants of NCDs and be co-produced with users (e.g. policy makers, practitioners, health providers, the third sector, the public etc.).

The UKPRP is a new model of public health funding in the UK that seeks to:

  • build and support interdisciplinary research teams to develop, implement and evaluate generalisable and scalable preventive policies, practices, designs and interventions which will enable change within complex adaptive systems to prevent NCDs.
  • deliver solutions for large-scale and cost-effective improvements in health and the prevention of NCDs that meet the needs of providers and policy makers and are responsive to the challenging timescales of policy making.

The MRC administers the initiative on behalf of the UKPRP funding partners.

The UKPRP initiative will support two types of award, Consortium and Network.

Background of UKPRP

Awards

The UKPRP launched its first call for outline applications in October 2017.

All eligible proposals received were assessed by an international Expert Review Group (ERG), comprised of senior academics and user representatives. Following a meeting of an ERG panel (membership of which can be found under 'Additional information'), six consortium and six network award applicants were invited to submit full proposals, due in November 2018. Details of these outline proposals can be found here:

UKPRP Call 1 - Summary of successful consortia outline proposals 

UKPRP Call 1 - Summary of successful network outline proposals

Further information about the outcome of the outline ERG panel meeting can be found here:

UKPRP Outline ERG Panel Meeting - 25-26 April 2018 (XLSX, 617KB)

Funding & events

Contact us

For all queries relating to the UKPRP please contact:

UKPRP@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk