NIHR Funding Opportunities

Author Kym Lang
Posted 2019.10.21 Comments 0

The National Institute for Health Research has a number of funding opportunities currently available. For a full overview, go to their website.


Global Health Policy and Systems Research Commissioned Awards

The aim of the NIHR Global HPSR Commissioned Awards call is to support equitable partnerships between LMIC and UK researchers to generate new research knowledge and evidence to tackle priorities for health systems strengthening in ODA eligible countries in areas identified as priorities through the NIHR’s engagement and consultation exercise (see Call guidance Section 4 for the specific Priority Areas).

Awards of up to £4m for a duration of up to 4 years are available for partnerships/consortia led by two Joint Lead Applicants (one from an LMIC and one from a UK institution) and up to three additional Co-Applicants.

NIHR will be holding two information webinars for this Call, both with the same content.  The webinars will take place on 23 October:

  • 11:00 – 12:00 
  • 14:30 – 15:30 (UK time GMT+1)

Please register by e-mailing specifying which session you would like to attend. 

The call closes on 11 December 2019. Find out more here.


Research Professorship Awards

The aim of the Research Professorship Award is to fund leaders in the early part of their careers to lead research for a fixed five year period, promote effective translation of research and to strengthen research leadership at the highest academic levels. 

Find out more here.


Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT)
NIHR RIGHT Call 3 supports equitable partnerships between researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and those in the UK to generate new research knowledge and evidence on interventions to improve outcomes for people affected by multimorbidities in countries eligible for ODA funding. The deadline for 'Intent to Submit' is 29th November 2019, and the deadline for applications is 15th January 2020. Find out more here.


Research for Social Care
The current RfSC call welcomes proposals for research which generates evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way adult social care is delivered for users of care services, carers, and the public. Submissions close on 22nd January 2020. Find out more here.


Programme Grants for Applied Research
Applications are invited for Stage 1 research proposals to develop individual programmes. Research funded through a Programme Grant typically consists of an interrelated group of high-quality projects focused on a coherent theme and hence require multidisciplinary approaches, including clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences, to ensure that research objectives can be met. The deadline for applications is 27th November 2019. Find out more here.


View the full list of NIHR funding opportunities on their website.