Application dates: 21 June 2018 to 01 August 2018
Applications are invited for Call 1 of the new NIHR Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) programme. Delivering challenge-led research that will primarily benefit the health and wealth of the poorest individuals living in low and middle income countries (LMICs), the RIGHT programme forms part of the nation's commitment to Official Development Assistance (ODA) and complements recent investment in NIHR Global Health Research Groups and Units.
RIGHT is a two stage competition, subject to independent peer review and international panel assessment at both stages. The total amount of NIHR funding available for this competition is up to £30 million. Awards will typically range between £3m-5m over 3-4 years for ODA-eligible research to start in June 2019.
In Call 1, the programme seeks to fund high quality research ideas in three areas of unmet need and underinvestment in LMICs – epilepsy, infection-related cancer and severe stigmatising skin diseases.
Applications are invited from UK-based (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) Higher Education Institutions, and research institutes. Non-UK institutions in High-Income Countries can be included in the application if there is a strong justification as to why the expertise they are bringing cannot be found in the UK or in an LMIC. Evidence for this needs to be provided in the application. Applications from joint groupings of UK institutions will be considered, though a lead UK institution must be specified.