Promoting physical activity in older age
Invitation for proposals: The cross-Research Council Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) programme wishes to support research into the physiological effects and behaviours associated with physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the older population.
This nine funding partner call is issued under the auspices of the cross-Research Council Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) programme and is led by the Medical Research Council on behalf of the BBSRC, the ESRC, the EPSRC and the UK health departments: Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health Directorates, NIHR, Health and Social Care Research and Development Office, Northern Ireland and the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research, Wales.
Despite wide spread recognition of the physical and mental health benefits of physical activity at all ages, activity levels commonly decline in older age, whilst the prevalence of sedentary behaviour increases. The cross-Research Council Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) programme wishes to support research into the physiological effects and behaviours associated with physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the older population, which will inform the future development of effective interventions to motivate and sustain activity in this target population. Approximately £5M is available to support research arising from this call. Applicants may apply for up to £1 million (80% fEC) for a maximum period of three years.
|Call open for applications in Je-S
||Monday 17th September 2012
|Deadline for full proposals
||4pm, Thursday18th October 2012
|Potential triage of proposals
|Commissioning Panel meeting
|Decisions to applicants
||By end March 2013
In addition to this document, applicants should read the MRC Applicant Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions for this call.
Dr Katie Finch
MRC programme Manager for Lifelong Health and Wellbeing, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01793 416350
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