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Closing date: 31 May 2021

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Patient, carer and community member reviewers - global health research

We are looking for patients, carers and community members living in low and middle income countries (LMICs) that are eligible to receive Official Development Assistance funding from the UK Government, to help us review research funding proposals. 

You’ll be reviewing funding applications for the Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) Call 4, which is about injuries that could have been prevented and emergency care. 

If you, or someone you care for, have experienced an accidental injury, such as a road traffic accident, a fall, poisoning or suffered burns, we want to hear from you. Your experience can help us to award research that meets critical community needs.

We are particularly keen to hear from you if you live in countries within South America, South and Central Asia, South East Asia and Central and West Africa, as we are currently under-represented in those regions. 

Why get involved?

You will have the opportunity to review research funding proposals that will transform and improve treatment, management and care of patients in parts of the world which often do not benefit from research funding. 

Your voice could make a huge difference in ensuring that we are funding research which is relevant and meaningful in the community.

Applying my experience from a community perspective has contributed towards developing projects that are tailored to meeting the actual community needs
Lydia, NIHR public reviewer, Uganda

How to get involved?

If you would like to review a research proposal, please complete our online application no later than 31 May 2021

We’ll review all online applications and notify all applicants of the outcome of their application by email by 30 June 2021.

We offer a payment for each review task which varies on the length of the proposal. 

In order to be successful, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Personal experience of an injury as a result of an unintentional accident which could include road traffic accidents, falls, fire and burns, drowning or poisoning or
  • care for someone who has experienced any of the above.
  • Live in a low or middle income country.
  • Experience and knowledge of health services and/or use of emergency services in your country.
  • Have access to the Internet and a computer.
  • Knowledge of community engagement in low and middle income countries. 

Got any questions?

If you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch with Razina Hussain at