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Funding applied global health research and training

Explore how we provide funding that aims to benefits people living in low and middle income countries. 

Making a difference

NIHR funding has enabled a team of researchers from Tanzania, Uganda and the UK to collaborate on the testing of new diagnostic tools and strengthen local capacity to improve the early diagnosis of lymphomas. These blood cancers are particularly common in children in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Global Health Partnership Funding

Joint funding programmes between NIHR and other global health organisations. Programmes are open to researchers in low to middle income countries and in the UK.   

Global Health Policy and Systems Research

A funding programme supporting research to improve whole health systems and services in low to middle income countries.

Global Health Research Centres

Centres which fund research-driven partnerships between UK institutions and those in low to middle income countries. Partnerships aim to undertake high quality applied health research and strengthen research capacity.

Global Health Research Groups

A funding programme to support UK universities to grow their research in global health. It supports institutions looking to build new partnerships with researchers in low to middle income countries, or expand their current work.

Global Health Research Training Programme

 Training to support the development of researchers in global health. The NIHR works to develop leaders in global health in low to middle income countries and in the UK. 

Global Health Research Units

A funding programme to support global health partnerships to undertake new programmes of health research. Partnerships are between researchers in the UK and those in low to middle income countries.

Global Research Professorships

 A career development programme to support outstanding academics to work at professorial level. The programme funds researchers whose work aims to benefit people in low to middle income countries.

Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT)

A funding programme to support health research in low to middle income countries on areas of unmet need. The programme supports collaborative research and targets investments which bring a transformative impact.