NIHR funding 2020

We’re delighted that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research function of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), is providing funding for up to 100 small grants as part of RSTMH’s 2020 small grants programme.

The NIHR is a major funder of high quality research that directly addresses the diverse health needs of people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), working in collaboration with other global health leaders. This research was funded using UK aid from the UK Government to support global health research.

The purpose of the small grants, which are up to £5,000 each, is to enable early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health to undertake clinical or scientific research or fieldwork, as stand-alone projects or distinct elements within larger projects.

This NIHR funding will provide funding for up to 100 awards for applicants in low and middle income countries and is an enormous boost to this unique programme.

"We're pleased to announce that the NIHR Global Health Research programme is partnering once again with the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on their small grants programme. RSTMH has a strong track record in providing grants to early career researchers, making this partnership a key strand of NIHR's work in developing career pathways in global health research. This year we're increasing our funding contribution to ensure more high quality applicants have the opportunity to develop skills to tackle global health research challenges."

Dr Val Snewin, Head of Global Health Research Partnerships, Department of Health and Social Care

This is the second year of support from DHSC and we’re delighted to be working with them on this, ensuring that the pipeline of new research across tropical medicine and global health is further bolstered.

We hope this support, along with that of ITI and RSTMH’s own contribution,kat will mean all applications which pass the assessment process will be able to be provided with funds.