Global research needs transnational funding

04 Jun 2024 | News

As common problems call for more global cooperation in research, cross-border partnerships struggle to get money from national funding agencies 

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There is increasing recognition that challenges such as climate change and chronic diseases require research on a global scale, but with many different national funding agencies involved, the calls for proposals often do not meet the needs of cross-border researchers, according to Irene Papanicolas, professor of health services at Brown University.

Papanicolas is director of the Center for Health System Sustainability, launched last month to help countries learn…