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Second Call for Global Health Research Units (NIHR)

Next deadline: 18 May 2021 (Intent to Submit (Mandatory) due 20 April 2021)

The NIHR Global Health Research Units and Global Health Research Groups awards form a key part of the NIHR Global Health Research commitment to official development assistance (ODA).

The Global Health Research Units and Global Health Research Groups offer is unique for NIHR in that it provides funding to support not only delivery of research that will improve health outcomes for people living in low and middle income countries (LMICs), but also strengthens crucial research capability and capacity in resource-poor settings, in particular, training and capacity-building in both academic research and programme support functions. Together these provide a vital and sustainable platform for future research in those countries.

The strategic aim across the Global Health Research Units programme is to: 1) address locally-identified challenges in lower and middle income countries (LMICs, including Colombia) through equitable research partnerships between researchers and institutions in the UK and ODA-eligible countries; 2) to generate the scientific evidence that can improve health outcomes for people in low resource settings through improving practice and informing policy; 3) strengthen research and research management capacity and capability to support sustainability of research in partner countries.

These strategic level aims are the same for the Global Health Research Units and Global Health Research Groups. The core differences lie in the status of the research partnerships at start-up, the scale and extent of the research and partnership ambition, and the likely impact of work programme outputs.

All applications must have two Joint Lead Applicants (one at an eligible LMIC institution and one at an eligible UK institution).

Joint Lead Applicants will normally be researchers employed by a research institution, or a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or a not for profit organisation. Dependent on the nature of the partnership, there may be other affiliated Co-applicants (in addition to the two Joint Lead Applicants), and Collaborators including service level providers.

Funding amount: Up to £7 million over a period of up to 5 years

Deadlines:

  • Intent to Submit (Mandatory): 20 April 2021
  • Application: 18 May 2021

(DSM/DNIL)

[Boletín SIUN 520, 28 de enero de 2021]

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