Call 2 information

1 Remit

Remit of the call

All areas of applied global health research will be considered under this call. Applications must demonstrate how the research outcomes will benefit patients and the public in DAC-listed low and middle income countries (LMICs). Particular attention will be given to an area which is under-researched or under-funded or where there is a skills shortage.

More information is available on our remit page.

2 Funding


The indicative budget for this call is £40m, but there is no fixed target for the number of Groups we wish to fund. The funding will be allocated according to the quality of applications received and the recommendations of the Selection Panel.

More information is available on our funding page.


Working with low and middle income countries (LMICs)

Over the first six months each successful group will have £50k of funding released to support the development partnerships or collaborations and to perform some pilot feasibility work.

More information is available on our LMICs page.

4 Partnerships

Collaborations and partnerships

This call requires the development of equal partnerships between the lead institution and countries on the OECD DAC list, particularly LMICs. A broad range of organisations can act as a partner or collaborator under this call. These include, but are not limited to, HEIs, charities, companies, NHS trusts, LMIC organisations, and the WHO.

More information is available on our collaborations and partnerships page.

5 Finance

Finance and process

Applicants will be asked to outline in the application a minimum of five meaningful measures specific to their proposed programme, which will be used in the assessment of progress at 6 months related to the agreement of the release of full funds. These five measures will constitute one of the six standard NIHR GHR programme milestones that will be used to assess progress at the 6 month review point.

More information is available on our finance and process page.