NIHR Global Health Research Short Placement Award for Research Collaboration Pilot
- For more information about the funding Programme, visit the Global Health Page
Important documents for prospective applicants
- NIHR GHR SPARC Pilot (Round 1) Guidance Notes
- Application Form
- Find your NIHR GHR Programme Training Lead
- NIHR GHR SPARC PILOT - Where Can I Go?
To discover how the domestic SPARC has helped past applicants, please visit our case studies page for the domestic SPARC scheme - here.
Am I eligible for GHR SPARC?
- Undertaking a formal training/career development award, which should meet all of the following criteria:
- be competitive
- include a training plan
- have a defined end point (such as an application for further funding).
- Receive at least 25% funding from the NIHR* for salary/stipend over the lifetime of the individual’s award.
*For NIHR Global Health Research Programmes funding can be from NIHR or from an official co-funding partner. An official co-funding partner would be those institutions named as partners in the NIHR GHR Programme’s original application and/or most recent annual report as appropriate.
- Hosted in a setting with a remit for research capacity development, i.e. the NIHR GHR Programmes.
- be in a position to complete the award between 1 May 2020 and 28 February 2021
- have continued support from their Home Employing Institution (the institution at which the applicant is registered) for the duration of their studies (this will be the Home Employing Institution that administers their current award)
- have the support of the Host Institution (the institution they will visit for the duration of their NIHR GHR SPARC award)
- have the support of the UK lead institution of the NIHR GHR Programme that the applicant is part of
In order to be eligible to receive ODA funding, applications must demonstrate how they meet ODA compliance criteria and outline:
- Which country or countries on the DAC list of ODA-eligible countries will directly benefit?
- How the application is directly and primarily relevant to the development challenges of those countries?
- How the outcomes of the training activity will benefit the health and welfare of a country or countries on the DAC list?