The Mauritius Research Council (MRC), operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, is the apex body for the promotion and coordination of Government investment in research and innovation.
The MRC has designed the ‘Fighting Diabetes at the workplace’ pilot initiative as a socially innovative matching grant scheme accompanied by a pilot programme with the aim to incentivize interested large establishments to provide at workplace level, a comprehensive range of medical, educational and psychosocial support facilities to their employees to ensure systematic detection, follow-up and treatment of diabetic and pre-diabetic employees. Subscribing enterprises are eligible for Rs 2.5 M on a matching-grant basis and the project is intended to run over 2 years.
The Council invites large establishments (with above 1000 employees) to submit applications under the Fighting Diabetes at the Workplace (FDW) Social Innovation Pilot Initiative. The salient features of this initiative are as follows:
||Large Establishments (above 1000 employees) as Principal Applicants in collaboration with other stakeholders.|
|Matching Grant Funding:
||Up to a maximum of Rs 2.5 million from MRC to be matched by applicant.|
|Duration of call for applications:
||First come first serve basis subject to meeting requirements and availability of funds.|
||2 years. |
||Proposals are presented to and assessed by the Research Development Working Group (Independent Peer Review Panel) which will also co–opt relevant resource persons with relevant backgrounds to examine the proposals before awarding the grant. |
Click on the link to access the FDW Brochure