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NIHR Global Health Research Funding Available and Briefing Event Details

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In line with the UK aid strategy, HM Treasury has allocated Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding to the Department of Health to commission internationally outstanding applied global health research. Aiming to deliver measurable benefits for patients and the public in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

What the NIHR are looking for….

UK-based universities are invited to submit applications to either expand or develop their ambitions to deliver world-class applied global health research. Applications are invited for two schemes:

1.    NIHR Global Health Research Units: Universities and research institutes with an existing track-record of delivering internationally recognised research who wish to consolidate and expand this work, and

2.    NIHR Global Health Research Groups: Existing specialist academic groups who wish to expand into the field of global health, especially in shortage areas of research.

For both schemes, research in any field of applied global health for the primary benefit of LMICs will be considered. The NIHR are particularly encourageing applications addressing under-funded or under-researched areas including, but not limited to, non-communicable diseases including mental health, surgery, tobacco control,  and road safety, as well as health and applied social science and economic research, as part of a broader scheme of work or as standalone specialisms.

Closing date for applications is 26th January 2017, by 1pm.

A briefing event is being held on 8th December 2016 at:

UKCDS Offices, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.

Registration must be completed by 5pm on 28th November.

You can also sign up for a webinar at the following link:

Please contact the RKE team if you are interested in this funding stream.


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