Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)

Closing Date: 31/05/2022

Grants in implementation science that focus on improving health equity in non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and management globally, especially in LMICs.

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) brings together major international research funding agencies specifically to address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in low or middle income countries (LMICs) and vulnerable populations in high-income countries (HICs).

NCDs kill 41 million people each year, with over three quarters of deaths occurring in LMICs. The major categories of NCDs are cardiovascular diseases (including high blood pressure), cancer, lung diseases, diabetes, and mental health conditions. These diseases are not directly transmissible between people and are caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and behavioural factors. Further information about NCDs is available here.


  • Invests in impactful NCD implementation research.
  • Builds implementation science capacity and capability in relation to NCDs.
  • Facilitates collaborations and partnerships to support GACD investment and impact.

By funding world-class research, the GACD aims to contribute to the evidence base that helps policymakers and practitioners make informed decisions on addressing NCDs in areas around the world where the need is greatest.

Calls launched by the GACD are administered by national (or, in the case of EU member states and Associated Countries, regional) agencies, who use their own application procedures and deadlines. All applicants must therefore consult their national/regional agency’s guidelines for each call, as these will supersede the GACD’s guidelines.

Funding body Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S23311
Category Economic and Social Research
Medical Research

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