Global health research

New call for global health research to benefit people’s health in low and middle-income countries across the globe and build research capacity.

New funding opportunity now available. See our Current Funding Opportunities page for further details on how to apply and supporting documents.

The call will close at 1pm on Friday 20 October 2017.

Following the success of the 2016/17 call for Global Health Research Units and Groups, we are inviting a second round of applications for Groups from specialist academic departments based at UK-based universities and research institutes to expand into the field of global health research. Applications to this call must be directly and predominantly relevant to improving the health needs of patients and the public in ODA-eligible low and middle income countries on the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list.

Read the full article in the news section.

A webinar was held on the 25th July to support this new call. Watch the video of the webinar. Please start the video at 1 minute 40 seconds.

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.