Dorothy Temple Cross Tuberculosis International Collaboration Grant

Infectious diseases

Funding will support the development of new international collaborations in the field of tuberculosis research.

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The Dorothy Temple Cross Tuberculosis International Collaboration Grants will support new collaborations between UK and African researchers in the field of tuberculosis, to develop emerging researchers in both countries.


What is the aim of this funding call?

The Medical Research Foundation is inviting joint applications from mid-career researchers in the UK and Africa who are making the transition to independence. The proposal must focus on developing new international collaborations in the field of human tuberculosis (TB) research, in African countries where the disease is having the greatest impact. Applications from researchers working on drug resistant TB will be particularly welcomed. The collaboration should be novel and equitable.

What activities can the funding support?

The award can be used to support activities including: reciprocal visits between the researchers in the African country and the UK in order to establish a new research collaboration, opportunities for co-presenting at conferences, seed funding to develop a larger grant or learning new research skills.

Funding available

The Medical Research Foundation will make up to £90,000 available in this competition. Applicants may apply for up to £30,000 to support their international collaborative project, over a maximum of a 12-month period.

Who can apply

Applications should represent a new collaborative project between UK-based researchers at eligible institutions (UK HEIs, Research Council research institutes, hospitals, and other independent research organisations) and co-Applicants who are nationals of and based in an African country (these may be different countries), from an organisation with an established legal entity in Africa.

UK Applicants must hold a PhD, DPhil or MD and be in the process of, or be ready for, transition to research independence. Applicants based in an African country must be judged to be at a similar career stage, with a minimum of a PhD and some postdoctoral experience.


  • Deadline for submission: 12:00 Wednesday 14 October 2020
  • Funding decision: November 2020
  • Feedback on funding decision: December 2020




The Medical Research Foundation is committed to making this application accessible to all by offering assistance where needed. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Research Team if you have any questions or concerns about the application or interview processes: or via 020 7250 8224.

Terms and Conditions of Award

Awards funded through this competition will follow standard Medical Research Foundation terms and conditions. The terms and conditions spell out the responsibilities of the Principal Investigators and the Lead Research Organisation. The Principal Investigators and the Lead Research Organisation are required to indicate their formal acceptance of the proposal, their acceptance of the terms and conditions of an award, and the approval of the salaries and resources sought in the application.

The Medical Research Foundation may add additional conditions to a grant award to reflect the particular circumstances and requirements of the funding, or the nature of a particular award. Acceptance of an award constitutes acceptance of both the core conditions and any additional conditions. The Medical Research Foundation reserves the right to vary these terms and conditions.

About the Dorothy Temple Cross grant

The Medical Research Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. Formed by the Medical Research Council (MRC), we grow and nurture people and ideas wherever we see research opportunities with great potential. The research supported in this competition is possible thanks to the generous support of Florence Temple Cross, in memory of her daughter Dorothy Temple Cross.

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