Decide which programme to apply to
We offer global health research funding through our different programmes.
Our global health research portfolio addresses:
- global health priorities
- the needs of communities in low and middle-income countries (LMICs)
We fund research on specific global health topics. We also invite researchers to submit proposals on topics of their own choice.
Funding amounts and durations vary by programme or individual funding call.
Please review the guidance documents of individual funding opportunities when you are applying.
Overview of NIHR Global Health Research funding schemes
Please note that the information in this table is indicative and subject to change.
|Programme||Type of funding||Frequency of funding opportunities||Funding amounts||Funding period|
|Global Health Policy and Systems Research programme||Funding for research||One a year||£2-4 million||Up to 4 years|
|Funding for research development||One a year||Up to £100,000||Up to 9 months|
|Global Health Research Centres||Funding for consortia of research institutions||One every three years||Up to £10 million||5 years|
|Global Health Research Groups||Funding for groups of researchers||One every three years||Up to £2 million||Up to 3 years|
|Global Health Research Presentation and Training Travel Award Pilot||Career development travel award||Rolling||Up to £3,500||Up to 2 weeks|
|Global Research Professorships||Career development funding||One a year||Up to £2 million||5 years|
|Global Health Research Short Placement Award for Research Collaboration||Career development travel award||Rolling||Up to £10,000||2–6 months|
|Global Health Research Units||Funding for groups of researchers||One every three years||Up to £7 million||Up to 4 years|
|Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation programme||Funding for research||One a year||£3-5 million||3-4 years|
|Workshop Fund||Career development funding||One a year||Up to £10,000||One workshop over a 12 month period|
NIHR also forms partnerships with other leaders in global health research to co-fund both research projects and researcher career development. The frequency and type of funding available, as well as the funding amount and duration, vary by partner and funding call. See our partnerships page for more information.
We list all global health funding opportunities on our website, and you can sign up to funding alerts to be notified of new opportunities.
Latest funding opportunities for global health research