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  IDRC-CRUK Economics of Tobacco Control Call for Concept Notes

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) are pleased to announce the competitive Call for Concept Notes on The Economics of Tobacco Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) as part of their Economics of Tobacco Control Research Initiative. The Initiative is a five-year partnership between IDRC and CRUK that aims to address the development challenges posed by tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries.

The general objective of the Call is to generate evidence that provides the economic rationale for the prevention of tobacco-related diseases and the adoption of tobacco-control policies across LMICs in four regions: Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East-and-North-Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The applied nature of the research supported by this initiative is intended to help inform and influence tobacco-control policy measures in the near and medium-term, and help countries leap forward and contribute to SDG targets with respect to health and economic empowerment. The specific objectives of the call are to:

  1. Support collaborations between multi-disciplinary teams of researchers, knowledge brokers and policy makers in generating trusted economic rationale for policy action.
  2. Attract economists, policy research institutions, and non-governmental organisations in LMICs with the local knowledge and expertise required to forge relations and dialogue with Ministries of Finance and other key government actors.

All applications must be submitted through an online application system before 12:00pm EST (noon Ottawa time) December 15, 2017. Concept notes received after the submission deadline WILL NOT be considered.
Please refer to the Resources page to access a word copy of the full application form.
Applications can be submitted in either English or French.

Key Dates:
Deadline for Application Form including Concept Note:                        15 December 2017, 12:00 p.m. EST
Public question and Answer sessions for applicants (register here):     01 November 2017
Successful applicants will be invited to develop full proposals:             20 February 2018
Deadline for successful applicants to submit full proposals:                  09 April 2018

Please Note:
IDRC reserves the right to cancel the process at any time without prior notice and/or at its discretion to grant all or none of the awards under this Call.
Please note: due to the large number of applications anticipated, only those applicants that are selected and invited to develop full proposals will be contacted by IDRC                      

Contact email:
Funder:  This call is being launched by IDRC’s Food, Environment and Health program.

Please refer to the Call Document and FAQ for further details on eligibility and the selection process.

Note: If you intend to submit or be involved in multiple applications, please refer to the FAQ for information on the limits to the number of submissions.

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