Joint Research Office


MRC and NIHR funding available for research on disease clustering in multimorbidity

6 August 2018

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) have issued a joint call for research projects into disease clustering in multimorbidity.

Awards of up to £600,000 are available for up to 36 months.

Funding is available for research that will identify or explore common disease clusters, their distributions in diverse groups, multimorbidity trajectories and/or the underpinning mechanisms across the life course. 

Applications are encouraged from cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional teams.

The scope of the call includes:

  • disease clustering in defined population/patient groups
  • addressing prevalence and changes in multimorbidity during the life course (such as in childhood, during pregnancy or postpartum period)
  • social patterning and health inequalities associated with multimorbidity
  • shared mechanistic pathways in common co-morbidities
  • multimorbidity biomarkers, early predictors and genetic associations
  • innovative methodological approaches, tools and technologies for capturing and measuring patients' complexities in the context of multimorbidity
  • enriching data for established population and clinical cohorts.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 9 October.

Further details are on the MRC website.