Global health research

Current Funding

NIHR Policy Research Programme Call on Epidemiology for Vaccinology

NIHR Professorships - Round 8

Important Dates

Call close: 1pm, 20 October 2017

Peer review questions sent to applicants: Target – 4 December 2017

Selection panel meeting: 30 January/1 February 2018

Successful contract start date: 1 April 2018


Outcomes from the 2016/17 call for Global Health Research Units and Groups

In 2016 the NIHR invited universities and research institutes to submit application to either expand or develop their ambitions to deliver world-class applied global health research. Applications were invited for two schemes:

  1. NIHR Global Health Research Units: Universities and research institutes with an existing track-record of delivering internationally recognised research who wish to consolidate and expand this work
  2. NIHR Global Health Research Groups: Existing specialist academic groups who wish to expand into the field of global health, especially in shortage areas of research.

The call for Groups is being repeated in 2017. The call is not inviting applications for Units.

For both schemes, research in any field of applied global health for the primary benefit of LMICs was considered, which could deliver measurable benefits to patients and the public in ODA-eligible low and middle income countries on the DAC list.

The call received a very high level of interest with funding awarded to 13 Units and 20 Groups. To see the full outcomes from this call, including plain English summaries of the projects, public minutes and panel membership see our outcomes page.