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Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Small Grants Scheme 2021

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

A partnership with the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) to support small grant awards for early career researchers based in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Awards will specifically support research and capacity development for LMIC researchers which will benefit patients and the public in LMICs

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-RSTMH_SG_2021
Start date 2021-7-15
Status Implementation
Total budget £813,250

NIHR Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation: Call 3

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)'s second Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) call. RIGHT funds cutting-edge interdisciplinary applied health research in key areas in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where a strategic and targeted investment can result in a transformative impact. RIGHT Call 3 supports equitable partnerships between LMIC and UK researchers to generate new research knowledge and evidence on interventions to improve outcomes for those affected by multimorbidity in ODA-eligible countries. UK universities and research institutes were invited to submit applications including a co-applicant or joint lead applicant from an LMIC relevant to the research proposal. Research must be focused on improving the health and welfare of people in LMICs.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-RIGHT_3
Start date 2021-9-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £17,253,751.81

NIHR Global Health Research Units: Call 2

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The NIHR's second Global Health Research call for Units. UK universities and research institutes were invited to submit applications, working in equitable partnerships with researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), to develop their ambitions to deliver world-class applied global health research to address under-funded or under-researched global health areas specific to those countries. Global Health Research Units are defined as a well-established research partnership or network of universities and research institutes in LMICs and the UK: 1. With an existing track-record of delivering internationally recognised applied global health research addressing unmet health needs in ODA-eligible countries; 2. Who wish to consolidate and expand this work, supporting and developing thematic research and capacity strengthening networks, through regional and global hubs; 3. Who will deliver a large scale, ambitious programme of applied health research through a range of trials and studies; 4. Who are able to leverage the strength of the existing partnership consortium to improve practice and inform policy based on scientific evidence; 5. Who will set up and deliver a substantial and sustainable programme of capacity and capability strengthening at individual and institutional level.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-NIHR_GHRU2
Start date 2021-7-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £69,893,653

NIHR Global Health Research Groups: Call 3

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The NIHR's third Global Health Research call for Groups. UK universities and research institutes were invited to submit applications, working in equitable partnerships with researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), to develop their ambitions to deliver world-class applied global health research to address under-funded or under-researched global health areas specific to those countries. Global Health Research Groups are defined as a partnership of specialist researchers within universities and research institutes in LMICs and the UK: 1. Either new to delivering applied health research globally, or expanding to new global partnerships to deliver applied global health research addressing unmet needs in new health areas or geographies in ODA-eligible countries; 2. Who, through a planned start-up phase, will develop or expand equitable research partnerships and networks, to undertake LMIC-led needs analysis designed to refine relevant research questions and priorities through engagement with policy makers, evidence users and local communities, as appropriate; 3. Who will establish a new programme of applied health research delivered through ambitious, structured plans for e.g. scoping studies, needs analysis, economic analysis, pilot studies and potentially trials; 4. Who are able to develop the strength of the partnership to improve practice and inform policy based on scientific evidence; 5. Who will set up and deliver a focussed programme of capacity and capability strengthening at individual and institutional level appropriate to the respective goals.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-NIHR_GHRG3
Start date 2021-9-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £85,887,361.29

NIHR Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation: Call 4

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)'s fourth Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) call. RIGHT funds cutting-edge interdisciplinary applied health research in key areas in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where a strategic and targeted investment can result in a transformative impact. RIGHT Call 4 supports equitable partnerships between LMIC and UK researchers to generate new research knowledge and evidence to address the global burden of unintentional injuries (including but not limited to road traffic accidents, falls, burns and drowning, and urgent and emergency care). UK and LMIC-based universities and research institutes were invited to submit applications. Research must be focused on improving the health and welfare of people in LMICs.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-RIGHT_4
Start date 2022-11-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £12,385,145

NIHR Global Health Research Centres: Call 1

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The Global Health Research Centres programme funds research-driven partnerships between institutions in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and in the UK. The Centres undertake high quality research and strengthen LMIC institutional capacity to undertake, manage and disseminate high-quality applied health research. The Global Health Research Centres programme funds high quality applied health research in LMICs and supports the development of a critical mass of sustainable, competitive research capacity. By delivering high quality research evidence and strengthening research capacity at all levels, our Global Health Research Centres will improve health outcomes for people in LMICs and support sustainable growth of the LMIC research ecosystem.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-CENTRES_1
Start date 2022-10-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £44,043,456

Applied Research for Adolescent Health in Low and Middle Income Countries

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) funds outstanding global health research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This programme is administered by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), which reports activities under the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). NIHR disburses funds to MRC, which makes onwards disbursements to awardees. This initiative funds research grants to improve adolescent health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-Adol_Health
Start date 2018-6-12
Status Implementation
Total budget £12,087,058.90

Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative on building sustainable operational research capacity on antimicrobial resistance in LMICs

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The aim of this programme is to build sustainable operational research capacity to generate and utilize evidence on the emergence, spread and health impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in order to limit this public health problem. The project uses the Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT) and targets a number of low- and middle-income countries, with special focus on Fleming Fund supported countries.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-AMR_SORT_IT
Start date 2018-11-20
Status Implementation
Total budget £8,212,943

Diagnostics, Prosthetics and Orthotics to Tackle Health Challenges in Developing Countries

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) funds outstanding global health research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This programme is administered by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which reports activities under the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). NIHR disburses funds to EPSRC, which makes onwards disbursements to awardees. This research call is a high quality programme of research centred on innovative healthcare technologies, to tackle the challenges faced by low- and middle-income countries. Proposals must address one of the two priority areas: (1) low cost, rapid, point of care imagine and diagnostic technologies; (2) affordable prosthetics and orthotics.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-DPO
Start date 2017-12-19
Status Implementation
Total budget £7,881,191.37

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) phase II

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) funds outstanding global health research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR provided funding to the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) which aims to support collaborative research that accelerates the clinical development of new or improved interventions to prevent or treat poverty related diseases as well as emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases affecting sub-Saharan Africa. The NIHR has supported research calls as part of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 workplans, in addition to programme management activities associated with enhancing the wider programme.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-EDCTP2
Start date 2017-11-7
Status Implementation
Total budget £79,115,600

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) funds outstanding global health research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) coordinates and supports research activities that address the prevention and treatment of chronic non-communicable diseases, on a global scale. The GACD is the first collaboration of major research funding agencies to specifically address chronic non-communicable diseases.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-GACD
Start date 2018-6-12
Status Implementation
Total budget £3,972,573.08

Global Patient Safety Collaborative

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The main objective of the Global Patient Safety Collaborative (GPSC) is to secure and scale up global action on patient safety as well as to work in close collaboration with selected low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in their quest to reduce the risk of avoidable harm and improve the safety of their national health care systems.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-GPSC
Start date 2018-9-3
Status Implementation
Total budget £1,500,075

NIHR Global Health Policy and Systems Research

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) funds outstanding global health research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR has identified health policy and systems research (HPSR) as a strategic global health research priority. Through a process of stakeholder consultation, NIHR aims to develop a portfolio of activities that will support health policy and systems research for the direct and primary benefit of people in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-HPSR
Start date 2018-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £44,419,347.37

Joint Global Health Trials Initiative

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) funds outstanding global health research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This programme is administered by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), which reports activities under the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). NIHR disburses funds to MRC, which makes onwards disbursements to awardees. The aim of this programme is to generate new knowledge to contribute to improving health in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Priority will be given to proposals most likely to yield implementable results and designed to address the major causes of mortality or morbidity in LMICs.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-JGHT
Start date 2016-12-7
Status Implementation
Total budget £33,608,204.87

NIHR Academy Global Health Research Capacity Strengthening Activity Plan

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The NIHR Academy Global Health Research Capacity Strengthening Activity Plan outlines activities the NIHR Academy will provide to support research capacity strengthening in the Global Health Research (GHR) Programmes (Units, Groups, Centres, Health Policy & Systems Research programmes and the Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation programme).The aim is for the NIHR Academy to add value, support and build on the NIHR Official Development Assistance (ODA) investment in global health research programmes through specific demand-led events and community development together with awards and career development activities that help strengthen research capacity.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-NIHR GHR_RCS_ActivityPlan
Start date 2021-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £477,000

Support to NIHR Coordinating Centres for global health research resourcing

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

Support provided for resourcing at NIHR Coordinating Centres to enable them to carry out global health research activities.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-NIHR_CC
Start date 2017-11-9
Status Implementation
Total budget £16,362,954

NIHR Global Health Research Groups: research call 2

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The NIHR's second Global Health Research call for Groups. UK universities and research institutes were invited to submit applications, working in equitable partnerships with researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), to develop their ambitions to deliver world-class applied global health research to address under-funded or under-researched global health areas specific to those countries.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-NIHR_GHRG2
Start date 2018-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £48,762,221.93

NIHR Global Health Research Units and Groups: research call 1

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The NIHR's first Global Health Research call for Units and Groups. UK universities and research institutes were invited to submit applications, working in equitable partnerships with researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), to either expand (Units) or develop (Groups) their ambitions to deliver world-class applied global health research to address under-funded or under-researched global health areas specific to those countries.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-NIHR_GHRUG1
Start date 2017-4-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £129,923,982.82

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) - Development of vaccines against diseases with epidemic potential

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) was formally launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2017. It is the only international alliance with a primary focus on developing vaccines for diseases with epidemic potential. CEPI’s initial focus has been on developing vaccines against Lassa Fever, Nipah virus and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus.

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-PDP_CEPI
Start date 2018-12-14
Status Implementation
Total budget £30,000,000

Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership’s Neonatal Sepsis Programme (GARDP) support

UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

A partnership to fund the development of new treatments for severe bacterial infections in neonates under GARDP’s Neonatal Sepsis Programme

Programme Id GB-GOV-10-PDP_GARDP_NS
Start date 2020-3-1
Status Implementation
Total budget £4,000,000

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