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New NIHR call for internationally-outstanding applied global health research to benefit people’s health in low and middle-income countries across the globe and build research capacity.

Following the success of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 2016/17 call for Global Health Research Units and Groups (33 research units and groups received over £120 million funding for global health research), NIHR are inviting a second round of applications from existing specialist academic groups who wish to expand into the field of global health. These are intended to be multi-disciplinary groups, led by a specialist academic group at a UK university or research institute in collaboration with partners in ODA-eligible low and middle income countries on the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list . The research should be directly and predominantly relevant to improving the health needs of patients and the public in these countries. 

Awards of up to £2M over three years are available under this call.

The information about the remit and further guidance is available here and a webinar is being held to support this call on 25th July 2017 at 1.30-2.30pm (please register here).  

UK research organisations can submit a maximum of two Global Health Research Group applications under this call; please contact for more information on the University's internal selection.

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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