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Institutions eligible as hosts for NIHR Global Research Professorships


Published: 15 September 2021

Version: 1.2 Sept 2023

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For the Global Research Professorship, we accept applications from higher education institutions (HEIs) and research institutes in low and middle income countries that are partners in any of the following programmes:

  • NIHR Global Health Research funded units and groups
  • NIHR funded Global Health Policy and Systems Research (GHPSR) programmes
  • NIHR funded Research on Interventions for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) programmes
  • NIHR Global Research Professorships

Below is a list of all the eligible organisations. If you are based in a HEI or research institute that you consider is eligible but is not on this list then please contact us by emailing

Eligible host institutions for NIHR Global Research Professorships


  • Universidad Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires


  • Advancement Through Research and Knowledge (ARK) Foundation, Dhaka
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka
  • BRAC University, Dhaka
  • Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • Fasiuddin Khan Research Foundation (FKRF), Cox's Bazar
  • Child Health Research Foundation, Dhaka
  • Independent University Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDRB), Dhaka
  • Projahnmo Research Foundation, Dhaka
  • University of Liberal Arts, Dhaka


  • Centre de Recherche en Reproduction Humaine et en Démographie (CERRHUD), Cotonou
  • University of Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou


  • Universidad Privada Franz Tamayo, La Paz

Bosnia and Herzegovina   

  • University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo


  • Botswana Harvard Aids Institute, Gaborone
  • Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI), Gaborone
  • University of Botswana, Gaborone


  • Federal University of Bahia, Salvador
  • Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre
  • Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte
  • FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro
  • Instituto de Estudos para Politicas de Saude, Rio de Janeiro
  • Instituto do Coração, São Paulo
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas
  • University of São Paulo, São Paulo

Burkina Faso

  • Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro, Ouagadougou
  • Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé & Groupe de Recherche Action en Santé, Somgandé
  • Université Catholique de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Ouagadougou


  • University of Yaounde, Yaounde
  • University of Buea, Buea


  • Fudan University, Shanghai
  • Sun Yat-sen University Global Health Institute (GHSI), Guangzhou
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing


  • Agrosavia, Bogotá
  • National University of Colombia / Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá


  • Catholic University of Bukavu, Bukavu


  • Universidad de Las Américas, Quito
  • Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito


  • Ain Shams University, Cairo


  • Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa
  • AMREF, Addis Ababa
  • Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Addis Ababa
  • Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan
  • Jimma University, Jimma
  • Mekelle University, Mek'ele
  • National Podoconiosis Action Network (NaPAN), Addis Ababa
  • University of Gondar, Gondar 


  • University of South Pacific (USP), Suva

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

  • SS Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje


  • Center of Medical Research Lambaréné (CERMEL), Libreville

The Gambia

  • MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM, Fajara


  • Ashesi University, Berekuso
  • Ghana College of Pharmacists, Accra
  • Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra
  • Kintampo Health Research Centre, Kintampo
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi
  • Navrongo Health Research Centre, Navrongo
  • Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Accra
  • University for Development Studies, Tamale
  • University of Ghana, Accra


  • Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala City


  • Université d'État d'Haïti (UEH), Port-au-Prince


  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Ambedkar University Delhi (through Institute of Economic Growth Delhi)
  • Chest Research Foundation, Pune
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Devki Devi Foundation, New Delhi
  • Goa Medical College, Bambolim
  • IIHMR University, Jaipur
  • Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum
  • KEM Hospital Research Centre, Pune
  • Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bengaluru
  • King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow 
  • Kohima Institute, Kohima
  • Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Model Rural Health Research Unit, Raichur
  • National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
  • Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, 
  • S Nijalingappa Medical College and HSK Hospital & Research Centre, Bagalkot
  • Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF), Chennai
  • Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Mumbai
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
  • Symbiosis International, Pune
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
  • The George Institute India, New Delhi
  • University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi


  • Brawijaya University, Malang
  • Centre for Health Economics and Policy Studies (CHEPS), Universitas Indonesia, Depok
  • Pancasila University, Jakarta
  • Universitas Padjadjaran (UnPad), Bandung
  • University of Indonesia, Depok


  • University of the West Indies, Mona Heights


  • Aga Khan University, Nairobi 
  • African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), Nairobi
  • Amref International University, Nairobi
  • Institute Primate Research, Nairobi
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja
  • Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi
  • Kenyatta University, Nairobi
  • Africa Mental Health Research & Training Foundation (AMHRTF), Nairobi
  • Kenya Paediatric Research Consortium, Nairobi
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega
  • Moi University, Eldoret
  • Mount Kenya University, Thika
  • Strathmore University, Nairobi
  • University of Nairobi, Nairobi


  • Osh State University, Osh


  • American University of Beirut, Beirut


  • University of Liberia - Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation, Monrovia


  • College of Medicine University of Malawi, Blantyre
  • Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS), Blantyre
  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Lilongwe
  • Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU), Karonga
  • Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW), Blantyre
  • Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences Blantyre (LDC), Blantyre
  • Reach Trust, Lilongwe
  • University of Malawi, Zomba


  • Institute for Health Systems Research, Shah Alam
  • SEACO/Monash University, Segamat
  • Universiti Putra, Seri Kembangan
  • University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur


  • Centre for Vaccine Development (CVD), Bamako
  • University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Bamako


  • National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP) 


  • National Traumatology and Orthopedics Research Center, Ulaanbaatar


  • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo


  • University of Medicine 1, Yangon


  • BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel


  • LASDEL, Niamey 


  • Bayero University, Kano
  • College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos
  • Lagos State University College of Medicine, Lagos
  • University of Abuja, Abuja
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan

Occupied Palestinian Territories 

  • An-Najah National University, Nablus


  • Aga Khan University, Karachi
  • Allergy and Asthma Institute, Islamabad
  • Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology, Karachi
  • Human Development Research Foundation, Punjab
  • Iqra University, Bahria 
  • Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
  • King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Lahore
  • Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Research Network, Islamabad
  • Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning, Karachi
  • Rawalpindi Medical University/Institute of Psychiatry, Rawalpindi
  • Riphah International University, Islamabad
  • Services Institute of Medical Science, Lahore
  • Sindh Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Karachi
  • South East Asia Research and Critical Care, Khyber 
  • University of Punjab, Lahore


  • CEBU Institute of Medicine, Cebu City
  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima
  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima


  • De La Salle Medical & Health Sciences Institute, Dasmariñas
  • De La Salle University, Manila
  • Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), Muntinlupa
  • University of the Phillipines Manila, Manila
  • Western Philippines University (WPU), Aborlan


  • University of Global Health Equity, Kigali
  • University of Rwanda, Kigali
  • Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), Kigali


  • Institute for Health Research Epidemiological Surveillance and Training / Institut de Recherche en Santé de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formation, Dakar

Sierra Leone

  • College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), Freetown
  • Eastern Polytechnic, Kenema
  • University of Makeni, Makeni
  • University of Sierra Leone, Freetown

South Africa

  • Africa Health Research Institute, Durban / Somkhele
  • Human Sciences Research Council - South Africa, Pretoria
  • Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Medunsa
  • South African Medical Research Council, Cape town
  • Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch
  • University of Cape Town, Cape Town
  • University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
  • University of Pretoria, Pretoria
  • University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • Wits Health Consortium, Johannesburg
  • Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Johannesburg

Sri Lanka

  • Institute of Research and Development, Battaramulla
  • Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale
  • University of Colombo, Colombo
  • University of Jaffna, Jaffna
  • University of Kelaniya, Colombo
  • University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa
  • University of Peradeniya, Kandy
  • University of Ruhuna, Matara
  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo


  • Ibn Sina University, Khartoum
  • University of Khartoum, Khartoum


  • Catholic University of Health and Applied Sciences, Mwanza
  • Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute, Moshi
  • Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute, Dar es Salaam
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam
  • National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Dar es Salaam
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam


  • Mahidol University, Bangkok


  • University National Timor-Leste, Dili


  • Busitema University, Tororo
  • Makerere University, Kampala
  • MRC / UVRI Uganda Research Unit, Entebbe
  • Uganda Christian University, Mukono
  • UVRI - Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe


  • Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi
  • Hanoi University of Public Health, Hanoi
  • National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi


  • Africa University, Mutare
  • Lusaka Apex Medical University (LAMU), Lusaka
  • The University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka 
  • Tropical Diseases Research Centre, Ndola
  • University of Zambia, Lusaka
  • Women’s University in Africa, Harare
  • Zvitambo Institute for Maternal and Child Health Research, Harare


  • University of Zimbabwe, Harare