National Institute for Health and Care Research – Global Health Policy and Systems Research 

Type of project:  The Global HPSR programme funds high quality applied health research to improve access to appropriate and affordable health services and to strengthen health policy and health systems in eligible countries. This is achieved through the development of equitable partnerships which identify and engage with relevant stakeholders to define their priorities for health policy and systems research, and by supporting capacity strengthening and knowledge sharing in these priority areas. Projects should set out how the outcome of the research will benefit vulnerable populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and be aligned with the aims of Universal Health Care and Sustainable Development Goal 3.

Location: LMICs on the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list

Eligibility: Lead Applicants are normally researchers employed at an eligible LMIC or UK-based Higher Education Institution (HEI) or Research Institute. An eligible LMIC or UK Research Institute is considered to be a not-for-profit research organisation. NGOs/charities are eligible to apply as (Joint) Lead Applicants, provided they fulfil the expected characteristics of a Research Institute outlined above. NGOs who don’t fulfil these characteristics may be eligible to join the application as a Co-applicant or Collaborator.

Grant size Projects up to £1m for up to 3 years; Consortia up to £4m for up to 5 years

Closing date:  15 March