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GACD RFA: Scaling-up of evidence-based interventions for the prevention or management of hypertension and/or diabetes

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
16-Aug-2018 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
GACD RFA: Scaling-up of evidence-based interventions for the prevention or management of hypertension and/or diabetes
Primary Category:
231013 - Medical Research
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive



Together with other GACD member agencies, NHMRC is inviting investigators to submit applications for research associated with the scale-up of interventions for the prevention, or detection and management of hypertension and/or diabetes in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and/or in vulnerable communities in high income countries (HIC).

The research must be conducted in LMIC and/or with Indigenous populations in HIC. Applications that involve collaborations between Indigenous groups in Australia and Canada are encouraged as, along with New Zealand, they have recently renewed the Agreement on improving the health and wellness of Indigenous Peoples in these countries.

Objectives and Scope

Proposals must:

• focus on scalable interventions at the population level for hypertension and/or diabetes prevention or detection and management in LMIC, and/or in vulnerable populations in HIC

• align with commitments or planned commitments at a regional or national level to implement evidence-based interventions (including evidence of cost-effectiveness and affordability) across health or other sectors (e.g. education, information technology) 

• build on evidence-based interventions (including evidence of cost-effectiveness and affordability) for the respective population groups under defined contextual circumstances and should seek to replicate and scale-up comprehensive interventions.

The overall intention of proposals is to enhance the scale-up of interventions using an implementation science approach. Implementation science examines what works, for whom and under what circumstances, and how interventions can be adapted and scaled up in ways that are accessible and equitable.


Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available at:

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the 2018 NHMRC Funding Rules and the additional requirements set out in the 2018 Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) scheme-specific Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2019.

Duplicate Applications

Duplicate applications or applications with substantial overlap submitted to one or more participating GACD member agencies will not be permitted in this RFA, unless they are applications for joint funding with Canada. It is mandatory for applicants to notify NHMRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the GACD Secretariat of their intention to request joint funding when their application is submitted.


Grant Activity Timeframe:

Five (5) years

Total Amount Available (AUD):
Instructions for Application Submission:

Applications must be submitted electronically using NHMRC’s online Research Grants Management System (RGMS) unless otherwise advised by NHMRC.

Other Instructions:

Minimum Data Due 5pm AEDT 20 June 2018

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