Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) Funding Call Topics

Program Link: www.gacd.org/funding/gacd-announces-topics-for-2021-2023-funding-calls

Sponsor: Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

Description: The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) is an alliance of international funding agencies that collectively provide over 80% of global public funding for health research, and the first collaboration of its kind to specifically address non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The GACD supports implementation science to improve health outcomes.

The GACD is pleased to announce the intention to increase the frequency of its grant opportunities to tackle the growing burden of NCDs in low- and middle- income countries and among vulnerable populations (especially indigenous groups) in high-income countries.

In the future, funding calls will be announced annually each November, beginning in 2021. Whilst to date the GACD has funded disease-specific grants, the next three funding calls will target multimorbidity and common NCD risk factors, in alignment with its Strategic Plan. All calls will focus on implementation science.

CIHR is pleased to share the areas of focus for the next three funding calls from the GACD:
• 2021: non-communicable diseases (NCD) prevention in adolescents, young adults and other vulnerable stages across the life course
• 2022: Interventions in urban environments to reduce NCD risk
• 2023: Integrated management of multimorbidity
Further information on the call topics is available on the GACD website.

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Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.