How to apply for global health funding
Find out if you are eligible for funding
NIHR awards funding for global health research in low and middle income countries (LMICs) that are eligible to receive Official Development Assistance (ODA).
Decide which programme to apply to
We currently have five different funding programmes you can apply to, as well as career development funding and funding opportunities offered in partnership with other organisations in global health research.
Build equitable partnerships
NIHR is committed to supporting equitable partnerships between LMIC and UK researchers. We offer funding and advice to help applicants develop such partnerships.
Engage and involve communities
We champion the involvement of patients and communities in LMICs in all aspects of the research we fund, to improve its reach, quality and impact.
Plan for impact
We want to ensure that the research we fund achieves the maximum benefit for people in LMICs. Research proposals should have a clear and actionable strategy for delivering impact, including research uptake and dissemination.
Prepare and submit your application
All applications for funding should be submitted online before the published deadline. All applications are assessed by funding committees made up of academics, health professionals, representatives from relevant communities and members of the public.
Sign a contract
NIHR funds research by contracting researchers’ organisations on behalf of the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.