Which agency can I apply to?

In most cases, if researchers are based in one of the GACD member countries, they should apply for funding from the funding agency in their country. Researchers based in other countries are able to apply for funding from a selection of the GACD funding agencies if they partner with researchers in the respective countries.

Which country are you from?

This refers to the country you are based in; however, some funding agencies have more detailed requirements. Please check the individual agencies’ funding rules.

As below, your country determines to which agency you can apply, however researchers from any country can apply to those GACD funding agencies that are able to fund internationally. However, they must do so as part of a team with researchers from the country of the respective GACD funding agency. Project teams must include researchers based in low- or middle-income countries, unless research involves vulnerable populations in high-income countries. Please consult each agency’s funding rules for details. The following agencies can fund research teams that are based internationally:

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • UK Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
  • European Commission (EC) (see list of eligible countries)
Country Agencies
Australia National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Brazil São Paolo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
Canada Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
China Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) [1]
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
European Union (and associated countries) European Commission (EC)
India Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Japan Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) [1]
Mexico National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt)
South Africa South African Medical Research Council (SA MRC) [2]
United Kingdom Medical Research Council (MRC)
United States National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • (1) Participation and launch dates to be confirmed.
  • (2) Please note, teams applying to the SA MRC will need to select a co-funding agency (see notes applying to all countries above).
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