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Funding opportunities

Themed Calls

The current themed call is Injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care

Themed calls are funding opportunities focusing on a particular research area in which all NIHR programmes participate.

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    NIHR Global Health Research Units

    Closes: 13:00 on 18 November 2020

    These awards will provide funding to a well-established, equitable research partnership or network of universities and research institutes in LMICs and the UK with an existing track-record of delivering internationally recognised applied global health research.

    NIHR Global Health Research Groups

    Closes: 13:00 on 18 November 2020

    These awards will provide funding to collaborations of specialist researchers within universities and research institutes in LMICs and the UK who wish to establish new programmes of applied health research.

    Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research

    Closes: 12:00 BST on 28 September 2020

    Global Effort on COVID-19 Health Research is a new cross UK government funding call aiming to support applied health research that will address COVID-19 knowledge gaps.

    Institutional Research Capacity Strengthening for NCDs

    Potential advert date: 31 October 2020

    These awards will provide substantive funding to strengthen research capacity in LMICs to undertake and manage high-quality research to address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

    NIHR Global Research Professorships

    Potential advert date: 01 September 2020

    These 5 year personal awards aim to fund research leaders of the future to promote the effective translation of research for the primary and direct benefit of people in low-and middle-income countries.

    NIHR Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) Call 4

    Potential advert date: 01 November 2020

    These awards will provide funding to address the global burden of injuries, accidents, urgent and emergency care in low- and middle-income countries through high quality, interdisciplinary applied health research.

    Global Health Systems and Policy Research - Researcher-led call

    Potential advert date: 01 March 2021

    These awards will provide funding to research consortia to deliver global health research to improve whole health systems and health services for people in LMICs through equitable partnerships.

    NIHR Global Health Research Workshop Fund Award Pilot (2020)

    Closes: 01 December 2020

    This scheme allows NIHR Academy members (PhD and post-doctoral only) based in the NIHR GHR Programmes the opportunity to plan and lead a workshop.

    Travel and subsistence funding to support LMIC engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak

    Closes: 31 December 2020

    These awards will provide travel and subsistence funding to appropriately qualified public health professionals, clinicians and academics who wish to offer science and technical advice to support the immediate response to COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries.