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Global Health Research Centres Call 1 - Research and Institutional Capacity Strengthening in Non-Communicable Diseases


The first call of the Global Health Research Centres programme will fund and designate NIHR Global Health Research Centres in non-communicable diseases.

The Global Health Research Centres programme provides substantive funding to support research-driven partnerships between institutions in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and in the UK.

The first call will fund centres to undertake high quality research in non-communicable diseases and support the development of a critical mass of sustainable, competitive research capacity.

Funding awards of up to £10 million over five years (with an option to add two extra years) are available to consortia made up of one UK institution and up to four LMIC institutions.

For more information, please read our Call Remit and Guidance and Guidance Notes for Completing the Stage 1 Application Form.

The submission deadline is 31 March 2021 (13:00 BST).


Advice for potential applicants

NIHR is holding two 90-minute webinars to provide information about the new Global Health Research Centres funding programme and support applicants to the first funding call. The sessions will take place on Wednesday 25 November at the following times:

  • 10:00-11:30 GMT
  • 14:00-15:30 GMT

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Community engagement and involvement

Three webinars on community engagement and involvement will be held in 2021, in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies. The webinars will bring together leading experts in community engagement and involvement in global health from LMICs and the UK. The first webinar will take place in January 2021.

Complete our form to register your interest