The call for proposals for NRP 83 “Gender Medicine and Health” is now open

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Interested researchers are invited to submit their pre-proposals for the National Research Programme by 14 March 2024.

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is launching a call for the National Research Programme "Gender Medicine and Health" (NRP 83) based on a mandate from the Federal Council.

NRP 83 aims to provide a knowledge base for an evidence-based implementation of sex/gender aspects in health research, medicine and public health in Switzerland.

It strives to (a) produce context-sensitive and transdisciplinary knowledge to understand sex/gender-related aspects in health; (b) improve and adapt clinical practice to include sex/gender specificities; and to (c) integrate a gender mainstreaming approach as an elemental part of the health system.

By calling for research projects and through coordinated activities, the programme sets out to bring about a change in practice in Switzerland.

The programme is structured around three modules:

  • Module 1: Sex/gender as a determinant of health
  • Module 2: Sex/gender in health care and clinical practice
  • Module 3: Sex/gender at the public health and policy levels

NRP 83 will operate with overall funding of 11 million Swiss francs for a research duration of 5 years.

Projects will be selected in a two-stage process. Interested researchers are invited to submit a project pre-proposal by 14 March 2024. Detailed information on the background and scope, the participation requirements and the submission and selection procedures are provided in the call document.