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Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation - Call 7 Frequently Asked Questions


Published: 11 August 2023

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This document provides answers to frequently asked questions for Call 7 of the NIHR Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) Global Health funding stream.


Can you clarify what is expected in terms of the project delivering benefit to people and patients in LMICs?

Applications to RIGHT must demonstrate a trajectory to people and patient benefit in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). In all applications to RIGHT, it is expected that the research will seek to demonstrate realisable and quantifiable benefits to LMICs and that the route to that benefit is clearly set out in the proposal.

Can I include research to prevent metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in my application?

As part of wider intervention development and evaluation programmes, you can include an element to understand the risk factors. However, the primary focus of interventions must be on early detection, effective treatment, and management of metabolic risk factors (see the call guidance for the metabolic risk factors in scope) for cardiovascular disease and stroke, and not on prevention. Therefore, you are advised to clearly demonstrate in your application how your proposed research meets the scope of the call outlined in the call guidance.

What does the guidance mean by “Interventions focusing on the prevention of metabolic risk factors are out of scope”?

Interventions must be for the early detection and management of metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke in primary and community care settings, not preventing them. For example, we will not consider applications for smoking cessation or weight loss to be in scope.

Is there a reason why hyperglycaemia is considered in scope, but diabetes is not? 

The 4 metabolic risk factors for CVDs that are deemed to be in scope (as outlined in the Call guidance) are as per the WHO guidance on Noncommunicable Diseases Metabolic risk factors. Although hyperglycaemia frequently affects people with diabetes, diabetes as a disease is not considered a metabolic risk factor for CVD according to WHO guidance.

Please can you clarify what is meant by “the application should not primarily focus on sample / data collection”?

RIGHT supports intervention-focused multi-faceted programmes of applied health research for the direct and primary benefit of people in LMICs. To fulfil the aims of RIGHT 7 the applicants should focus on developing and evaluating interventions for the early detection and management of metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke in primary and community care settings. You can include some data and/or sample collection but only as part of a wider programme of work with an interventional focus and clear fit to the remit of the call.

Can the research be primarily for children or is this call targeting adults only?

RIGHT call 7 does not limit the target population to a particular life-stage or age. The proposal must clearly demonstrate how it meets the remit or scope of the call. i.e. how it focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions for the early detection and management of metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke in primary and community care settings.

Is research on type 2 diabetes management in scope of the call?

As stated in the call guidance cardiovascular-related diseases such as diabetes can be included as part of a broader programme of research, but must not be the primary focus of your proposed research.

Structure of Team and Expertise / Institutional Eligibility

Can applicants be institutions/organisations instead of individuals?

Applicants must be individuals. You are required to name the applicants (individuals) in your application.

I am a Principal Investigator (PI) of another ongoing NIHR Global Health Research award, am I eligible to be a Lead Applicant on a RIGHT call 7 application?

Existing NIHR Global Health Research award holders are eligible to apply to this call as a Lead Applicant (contracting lead or non-contracting lead) but assurance is required that they have sufficient time and resources available to deliver concurrent awards successfully. Please note that NIHR will not accept the same or substantially similar applications across multiple NIHR Global Health Research calls. Please refer to the NIHR Global Health Research Core Guidance for applicants for further detail on submissions to more than one NIHR Global Health Research Programme/Call.

Is it a requirement that the Principal Investigator/Lead Researcher be based in the UK? 

No, having a UK-based Lead Applicant is not a requirement to apply to RIGHT call 7. However, as stated in the RIGHT call 7 Guidance for Applicants, where the contracting organisation is a UK institution with a UK Joint Lead Applicant, it is mandatory for an LMIC Joint Lead Applicant to be included on the application, with the expectation that the joint leadership/partnership is equitable. LMIC Lead Applicants may propose joint leadership partnerships with a Principal Investigator from another eligible LMIC or UK institution, or lead the application without a Joint Lead Applicant. Please refer to the RIGHT Call 7 guidance for further details about the eligibility of Lead Applicants and the leadership models.

Can a RIGHT application be jointly led by 2 LMIC Lead Applicants? 

Yes, a RIGHT application can be jointly led by 2 LMIC Lead Applicants.

Can the Lead Applicant be based in a hospital?

The Lead Applicants can be based in a hospital if the hospital is a research active institution with appropriate demonstrable capacity to deliver research. In both cases, the named Lead Applicant is primarily associated with delivery of research. The application should also clearly state the percentage of the Lead Applicant’s time allocated to the proposed project. Please refer to Structure of Team and Expertise in the Global Health Research Core guidance for further details.

How do NIHR define an eligible Research Institute for Lead Applicants?

An eligible LMIC or UK Research Institute is defined as a not-for-profit research organisation with a:

  • demonstrable track record in obtaining funding for research through competitive processes, and delivering successful outcomes from this funding
  • track record in building and strengthening research capacity including Masters, PhD, and other formal training
  • ability to manage internationally competitive awards through research support functions to include finance, intellectual property (IP), and procurement

We advise our applicants to clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet these characteristics. Please see the Global Health Research Programmes - Core Guidance for Applicants guidance for detail.

Can Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) apply to RIGHT Call 7? 

Yes, NGOs are eligible to apply to RIGHT 7 provided they fulfil the expected characteristics of a Research Institute as outlined in the Global Health Research Programmes - Core Guidance for Applicants guidance. An eligible LMIC-based NGO can either act as sole lead or partner with a UK or LMIC Research Institution as Joint Leads. An eligible UK-based NGO can only act as a Joint Lead with an eligible LMIC based Research Institution. Please refer to the RIGHT Call 7 guidance for further details about the eligibility of Lead Applicants and the leadership models.

I hold a short-term academic employment contract with an HEI and my current contract will not outlast my RIGHT call 7 application if awarded. Can I still apply to the call as a Lead Applicant? 

Lead Applicants are normally researchers who have appropriate standing within their organisation and a demonstrable ability to lead and manage a substantial large-scale programme of global health research. We advise you to seek approval to apply to RIGHT call 7 as a Lead Applicant from your institute. Your application will require institutional approval (via RMS) at stage 2. 

(Joint) Leads must provide details of all other institutional affiliations as part of the application. Where applicants hold part-time roles in different organisations, it is expected that applications made as Lead Applicant will be made from only one institution, generally where the substantive FTE is held. This principle applies across open funding calls and existing NIHR awards.

Does a Lead Applicant need to have a PhD?

No, but the Lead Applicant would need to demonstrate appropriate experience and track-record in a relevant field. For RIGHT Call 7, (Joint) Lead Applicants must have appropriate standing within their employing organisations and have demonstrable ability to lead and manage a large-scale programme of global health research. However, if a (Joint) Lead Applicant is more junior, then details of mentorship and support in place from more senior colleagues should be provided within the application. The application should clearly demonstrate that the research team has the necessary expertise, relevant experience and demonstrable track record to successfully deliver the proposed programme of work. The Funding Committee will assess the strength of the research team.

Can you provide more information about the institutional contributions you are looking for from all institutions involved in an application?

At a minimum, institutions must give clear agreement to participate in the study and to supply space, facilities and the time required for the researcher(s) to carry out the work activities outlined in the application. 

Examples of institutional support can include (but are not limited to):

  • Support for partner visits, including provision of office and lab space, access to online institutional library services and databases, and access to training. 
  • Provision of space and resources for workshops
  • Access to training programmes including distance learning, and distance learning scholarships
  • Provision of central administrative project support 
  • Matched funding for key team members or studentships
  • Contribution of other key staff time outside of the project team
  • Reduction in institutional overheads
  • Sustained institutional support for research and research support posts (developed through the award capacity strengthening activities) beyond the end of award

Is it possible to have project partners from High Income Countries (HICs) other than the UK to formally be involved as researchers in the application and receive funding?

Applications proposing non-LMIC Co-applicants or collaborators are eligible, provided Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligibility criteria are met. There must be clear justification for their involvement and why these resources or expertise cannot be found within LMICs. Where some elements of the research are not undertaken in an ODA-eligible LMIC (including where a country graduates from the DAC list during the lifetime of the award or there is a need for specialist expertise), the application must clearly state the reasons for this with due consideration to the direct and primary benefit of the research to ODA-eligible LMICs. Please refer to the Global Health Research Programmes - Core Guidance for Applicants guidance for more information.

Some Co-applicants, who are very competent clinicians, have very limited research experience but are keen to develop research skills. What are NIHR views of such Co-applicants? Is it something desirable or should they be collaborators?

Yes, NIHR are supportive of developing research and research support capacity in LMICs. NIHR encourage developing such partnerships as appropriate either as a Joint Lead or as Co-applicants on the award in line with the ambition and scale of the award. Applicants should ensure any less experienced members of the team are fully supported and mentored at all levels and this should be clearly set out within your research plan.

How many LMIC partners are expected? Do you recommend having more than one partner country?

Please refer to the Global Health Research Core Guidance for detail. The number should be as required to deliver the programme of work. However, the number of partners also needs to be manageable. Please consider in your application the non-research resources required to manage multiple partners (e.g. Financial management, due diligence, programme management etc.).

Can the research team be changed from stage 1 to stage 2?

NIHR expects the (Joint) Lead Applicants to remain the same in stage 2. You are not permitted to change a (Joint) Lead Applicant in stage 2 without a prior approval from NIHR. Please contact the NIHR Global Health team ( to seek NIHR’s approval.

Co-applicants can change from stage 1 to stage 2 without a prior agreement with NIHR.

Can research teams that were unsuccessful in other NIHR Global Health calls re-apply?

Yes. Research teams that have applied unsuccessfully for other NIHR Global Health Research calls can re-apply so long as they are in remit of RIGHT Call 7, declare this on their application, and address any concerns raised by the original committee.

Can a Higher Education Institution submit multiple applications to RIGHT Calls?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of applications that a HEI can submit to the call. However, HEIs or Research Institutes submitting multiple applications to the same NIHR Global Health Research Programme/Call should consider (a) NIHR’s position on Equality Diversity and Inclusion - including but not limited to gender balance - at all levels of the awards, including leadership, governance and delivery and (b) the aims of the call. NIHR’s expectation is that, where multiple applications are submitted, Lead Applicants from a single institution will be equally balanced between genders. Justification should be provided where this is not possible and the plans in place to address this over the longer term. Please refer to the NIHR Global Health Research Core Guidance for detail.

Does having a UK Joint Lead as opposed to only LMIC Lead (other things being equal) affect the chance of being reviewed favourably (and funded). Likewise, will having a UK Co-investigator increase/decrease/no influence on the review/funding probability?

All the eligible combinations of leadership model (ie: LMIC only, or UK and LMIC joint leadership) are viewed equally, ie: there is no preference or weighting for assessment. It is important for the leadership model to be clearly appropriate to the work you are proposing.

Do research teams have to have worked in the same LMIC before to be considered/competitive? Could they have experience of conducting research in other LMICs or only in the UK?

No, RIGHT is open to applications from new proposed partnerships - you do not need to have worked together or in a particular context or location before. To be clear, a UK only application is not eligible. All applications must include LMIC based leads and your work needs to be clearly for the primary and direct benefit of LMICs. 

Training and Capacity Strengthening

Can a PhD be funded through this call?

Yes. See section on Training and Capacity Strengthening in Global Health Research Core guidance and Training and Development Costs in the Finance guidance.

For a PhD student who will reside and carry out the research in the LMIC with co-supervision from both the LMIC and the UK teams: should these costs be included in the LMIC budget rather than the UK budget? And should the stipend be cost at the LMIC rate or the UK rate?

The costs for PhD students based in LMICs should be shown as LMIC budget / allocation even if they receive co-supervision from non-LMIC partners. The applicable stipend rate is based on the location of the student. If LMIC-based students spend some of their time in the UK, then the UK rates apply and should be prorated accordingly for the relevant duration of study in the UK. Please see RIGHT Call 7 Finance Guidance for detail.

Please elaborate on South-South learning

The United Nations define South-South cooperation as a “broad framework of collaboration among countries of the South in the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technical domains. Involving two or more developing countries, it can take place on a bilateral, regional, intraregional or interregional basis. Through South-South collaboration, developing countries share knowledge, skills, expertise and resources to meet their development goals through concerted efforts”.

Application process / Research Management System (RMS)

What the process is for applicants to register on the RMS system. Do they have to register separately or does the Lead Applicant invite those who are not registered into the system?

All applicants (both Lead and Co-applicants) will need to register on the RMS system. Please note accounts can take up to 48 hours to be verified and that institutional email addresses will need to be used where possible. Please ensure that you and your team complete registration by 27 September 2023. NIHR will not guarantee new RMS accounts (for Lead Applicants or Co-applicants) will be verified and approved before the call close date

Is institutional approval required for setting up an RMS account?

No institutional approval is required to set up an RMS account.

Could you give an indication of the format that applicant and Co-applicant CV’s need to be presented. Should I just populate the online form or upload a word document of my CV?

All applicants will need to populate their CVs through the online form on RMS.

How do you include publications to the application?

Please follow the steps below:

  • To update publications, select My Research Outputs from the left-hand menu.
  • To update Grants and your general CV Select Manage My Details Then Update My CV from the left-hand menu before going into the actual application.

To later indicate which 6 publications you will attach to the application, please go to the (Joint) Lead Applicant research background section and you will see the green plus button that will allow you to add publications. Please refer to the RMS System Help Guidance for further information.

I am helping the Lead Applicant to pull together this bid. I was told if I create an application that I would then become the Lead Applicant which is not what I want. I need to be able to access the online application form and advise the Co-leads and other Co-applicants about how to access the application. How can I go about doing this?

The Lead Applicant will need to start the application and they can then invite any Joint Lead Applicants and Co-applicants from the form. Co-applicants and Joint Leads will need to have registered and been approved on the RMS to be invited. Once invited, Co-applicants and the Joint Lead Applicant will receive an email and they will need to login and confirm their participation. They can then edit the application form. Please note the application cannot be submitted unless all Co-applicants and the Joint Lead (if applicable) have confirmed their participation. 

If you would like to assist the applicants in their application, you would need to be added as a Co-applicant in order to access the form. If you would not like to be a Co-applicant on submission, however, the Lead Applicant will be able to delete you from the application at a later date.

Is there a limit for the number of people in a Research Team?

No limits will be placed on the number of Co-applicants/collaborators necessary to effectively deliver the aims of RIGHT awards. NIHR expects the team to include a proportionate and manageable number of Co-applicants (and Collaborators).

What uploads do we need to include in the application form? 

There are two mandatory uploads to include in your application form, which are the references and the finance form. In addition to these, one non-mandatory document (a single side of A4) can be uploaded. This could be a flow diagram illustrating the study design and the flow of participants, a Gantt chart, response to feedback from a previous submission, or a letter of support etc. Please see the RIGHT call 7 guidance for Applicants for more information.

Once we have submitted the application in the RMS, is it possible to revise the application before the deadline?

It is possible to make edits once you have submitted your application, but this will require us sending the application form back to you. We advise you only submit the application once you are confident it is complete. Please note, the application does not need to be completed in one sitting, and you can "save and close", on the system, to save your progress. If the application is sent back to you, you will need to ensure you resubmit by the deadline.

Do only the Lead Applicants need to register on RMS? Do Co-applicants need to register?

All Co-applicants must be registered on the RMS before they can be added to the application. Please note that once you enter a Co-applicant’s details they will receive an automated email informing them that this information has been added to your application. Therefore, we would expect Co-applicants to have been consulted before adding their details into the RMS. Co-applicants must all confirm their participation; the application cannot be submitted without doing so. The deadline for RMS registration is 27 September 2023.

Do we need to submit ethics approval from an institutional review board / independent ethics committee for the research that is planned?

Ethics approval for your proposed study does not need to be in place before applying to RIGHT. However, you are advised to provide your plans for ethical review of the proposed activities in the relevant countries (LMIC/non-LMIC).

What is the maximum number of pages for stage 1 application?

The application form must be completed on our Research Management System (RMS). Each section has a specific word count that must be adhered to. Please see the How to Complete your application form guidance for more detail. 

Funding / Finance

Is there any initial support to engage with LMIC partners?

NIHR does not provide funding to develop partnerships or engage with LMIC partners before the Stage 1 application. However, you can apply to Proposal and Partnership Development Awards (PPDA) at the same time as your RIGHT call 7 Stage 1 application. If successful at stage 1, you can use PPDA funds to engage with LMIC partners to develop equitable partnerships and strengthen your stage 2 application. For further information on Training and Development costs, please refer to the RIGHT Call 7 Finance Guidance

What is the budget for the call? How many projects are you expecting to fund?

NIHR does not publish award budgets per call and there is no fixed target for the number of projects we wish to fund. It is dependent on the quality of applications and the Funding Committee recommendations. In the past, we have funded 4-8 awards per call.

If it is a joint application of UK and LMIC institutions, will all funding be channelled directly to the UK institution for disbursement?

Funds will go through the Contracting Organisation. Only one lead organisation (‘Contracting Organisation’) will sign a contract with DHSC and receive and administer funds. The contracting organisation is the organisation where the contracting Lead Applicant (either an LMIC or a UK joint Lead Applicant) is employed.

Please can I just confirm for UK HEIs, do we put the 80% or 100% figure on the attached spreadsheet?

For UK HEIs, 80% FEC figures are needed to be provided in the finance summary sheet.

Can I include a post-doctoral position in my RIGHT application?

Yes, A RIGHT application may include a post-doctoral researcher if required and the associated costs are eligible. All costs should be appropriately justified in the application. Please refer to the RIGHT Call 7 Finance Guidance for detail.

Can you clarify the point about UK applicants not being able to apply for equipment- does that include laptops/IT?

Equipment purchase for use in the UK contracted/collaborating organisations would not normally be supported. If equipment is required for the use in the UK, a clear justification must be provided, including as to how the purchase will be of direct and principal benefit to the LMIC community.

There are a number of items of equipment which will be used in our LMIC study sites but which are either locally unavailable or which may be more economical to buy in the UK and ship to study sites. Are we able to claim 100% FEC on these items? 

As the primary purpose of the equipment is to be used at the LMIC organisation, this would be acceptable. We recommend you explain these actions in the justification of the resources section of your application. Please ensure the cost is added to the LMIC budget on the finance form.

What is the FCRA and how will this impact funding for research projects in India?

The Indian government has recently updated the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) which relates to payments to organisations in India. These organisations should follow the latest Indian government guidelines to confirm whether they require a FCRA license and that they have the appropriate measures in place to receive funding.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that any organisations in India involved in the research proposal, whether as Lead Applicants, Joint Lead Applicants, Co-applicants or Collaborators, are fully compliant with the requirements of the FCRA. They should also ensure that the FCRA license is valid until beyond the end of the proposed contract period.

Would the call consider providing part funding for studies?

RIGHT will not fund projects jointly with other funders. An application to RIGHT must be for a self-contained study with a clearly defined endpoint.

Costs for attempting to influence legislative and regulatory action are excluded. Can you clarify please? Surely one of the key routes to implementation/impact could be through influencing policy/regulation?

We would expect to see researchers working collaboratively with local communities and policy officials within the context of the project to ensure scale up and implementation. Costs for direct lobbying are not permitted.

Are there any guidelines on how the funding should be split between the UK lead institution and any LMIC organisation? Is there a minimum percentage of funds that should be allocated to the LMIC partners?

There are no set guidelines as to the percentage breakdown of funding between partnering organisations. We do not stipulate what percentage should remain in the UK and how much should go to LMICs. The budget should be driven by the scale and complexity of the work plans and partnerships, and funds should be distributed equitably between partners, and mainly be spent in the LMICs, where the work is taking place. Please also refer to the Global Health Research Core guidance.

Is the cost of UK-based project managers / supervisors who will be involved in project management and project monitoring and evaluation an eligible cost?

Yes, these costs are eligible. We are very keen that these costs are included to ensure successful project delivery. NIHR encourages close collaboration with your LMIC partners to establish where these support positions are best located.

Assuming all costs are justifiable and everything else being equal (but the impact of the research is different), will a smaller budget have a better chance of being funded than a larger one? 

Your application will be assessed on the stated criteria. Applications can propose research programmes with budgets costed between £1m and £5m, over 3-5 years. Your budget should be proportionate to your proposed research. If you are shortlisted to progress to stage 2, you will be required to demonstrate value for money in your application.

Are there any specific ineligible costs?

Specific Ineligible costs are listed on the Finance guidance for Applicants for RIGHT Call 7.

Can the budget include an institution's overhead costs?

Different types of organisation have different rules on the indirect/overhead costs. Please refer to the RIGHT call 7 finance guidance.

Can living expenses for LMIC Masters or PhD students be budgeted for?

Stipends for LMIC nationals are eligible. Stipends are expected to cover living costs such as subsistence, routine travel and accommodation. It is expected that stipends are only claimed where students are enrolled in a course of a minimum duration of 12 months, unless there is a clear justification for providing stipend for shorter durations.

Does NIHR set up advance payments to LMIC institutions if they are the lead partner?

In line with HM Treasury’s rules on Managing Public Money, DHSC does not intentionally make payments in advance of need. Programmes/projects should be appropriately budgeted at the outset to ensure that payments are scheduled in line with needs. Where there is a need for sufficient funds to be held to cover daily costs of research activities such as salaries, these should be appropriately profiled from the start of the contract to ensure payments throughout the delivery chain can be made in a timely way. Ensuring such funds are available for smooth running of a project does not constitute being ‘in advance of need’. Please refer to the Financial Management Guidance for further detail. Any payments released by the Contracted Organisation to any collaborator/subcontractor in advance of need are made at their own risk.

Will funding be devolved to LMIC institutions on a reimbursement basis? Or will there be some leeway regarding pre-financing of research activities?

NIHR will contract with one organisation: the designated contracting organisation will be expected to manage onward disbursal to partners. Please see question 56 above for our answer on pre-financing.

Proposal and Partnership Development Awards (PPDA)

Is there a separate application form for PPDA?

Yes, a PPDA application is linked to a RIGHT application, but they have separated application forms. To be considered for a PPDA, applicants MUST complete a separate PPDA application (including PPDA Finance Summary Form) at the same time as completing their RIGHT Stage 1 application and submit this via RMS at the same time as the Stage 1 application in the RMS deadline Wednesday, 11 October December 2023 at 1pm UK time. More Information on how to complete these 2 applications can be found on our website.

If Stage 1 application is successful, does it mean that PPDA will be awarded while preparing Stage 2? Does PPDA have a separate contract?

PPDA applications will be reviewed for those applicants that are successful at Stage 1. Those applicants that are successful at Stage 1 will be notified of the outcome of their PPDA application at the same time as the Stage 1 applications. There will be a separate contract for PPDA (‘Letter Agreement’) and the award will start when stage 2 opens and end when stage 2 closes.

Can the PPDA be used to pay for the time of researchers to further develop the Stage 2 proposal? 

Staff costs are not eligible under PPDA. Please see the Proposal and Partnership Development Awards - Call 7 Remit and Guidance for Applicants for further details.

Is there guidance available on PPDA uploads and what should be included? 

You may submit an additional supporting document as a Word or PDF document via RMS. We do not have any particular expectations for specific uploads for PPDA. Please include anything you consider relevant to explain and justify what you are proposing to do with your PPDA.   

Once the PPDA Award has ended will we need to submit a report of PPDA activities to NIHR separately to the stage 2 application?

No final report is required once PPDA activities have been completed. Applicants are required to complete and submit a PPDA Claim Form to finance& within 6 months of the RIGHT Stage 2 application being submitted. The PPDA Claim Form is available for download on the relevant RIGHT call funding opportunity page of the NIHR Global Health Research website.

The PPDA claim form requires an exchange rate to be included when converting from foreign currency-denominated transactions (any currency other than the contract currency, GBP (UK Sterling, £)). Is there a particular exchange rate website that we should use?

NIHR will accept exchange rates that follow good practice exchange rate principles. Good practice principles must meet the following:

  • the methodology used to convert foreign-denominated transactions must be:
    • written down as a policy
    • used throughout the project funded i.e. consistently applied
  • the exchange rate used must be:
    • verifiable through documentary evidence
    • real and credible, as determined by the markets. Commonly used sources are Oanda, the Financial Times, XE, etc.

International development organisations working on large contracts in Euros tend to use monthly inforeuro rates.

Please see our Exchange Rate Guidance for more information. 


Can I obtain a copy of the webinar slides?

A copy of the webinar slides are available by contacting the Global Health team at A recording of the webinar is available on the NIHR YouTube channel.

Can NIHR connect applicants with successful researchers to get a feel for time involved more fully?

No, but information on current RIGHT awards and other global health projects is available on NIHR's Funding and Awards website. You can use this information to identify those working in similar areas or countries.

Will the NIHR act as research sponsor for the projects that are funded via this call?

No, the NIHR is a distributed organisation providing a strategic framework for the different elements of NHS and Department of Health and Social Care funded and supported research, so therefore cannot be a research sponsor.

Where can we find information on previous successful applications?

NIHR do not share example applications. Information on current RIGHT awards and other global health research projects is available on NIHR's Funding and Awards website.