Call for proposals from Wellcome Trust on "sustaining health"

From the Wellcome Trust website:

Wellcome Trust Sustaining Health
defining our future world
Humanity faces profound questions about how our planet can sustain nine billion people by 2050. 

With the trend of urbanisation, the majority of the world’s population now live in cities. There is a global nutrition crisis, with dual problems of undernutrition and obesity. Meanwhile, environmental and population changes have major implications for issues including food and nutrition security, access to clean water and sanitation, and natural disasters. In meeting these challenges and delivering culturally, socially and economically appropriate solutions, research has a critical role to play.
This is a call for applications for pilot projects that aim to gain a deeper insight into the issues at stake and develop strategies to prevent and mitigate the risks to human health.

We welcome proposals from a broad range of disciplines and we particularly encourage applications from cross-sector collaborations involving academic organisations, industry/business, non-governmental organisations and/or government agencies. Applicants may be based anywhere in the world. 

We will not normally support pilot projects that last longer than two years or that seek funding of more than £250 000 (although exceptionally, we may consider awards of up to £500 000).The deadline for concept notes is 27 August 2013.

For more detail on this call, please visit our website.

Contact us
E sustaininghealth@wellcome.ac.uk

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