Research Design Service: East Midlands

Global Health Fund (GHR)

Aim: To support applied health research and training relevant to people living in low- and middle-income counties (ODA list).


  • Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) calls up to £10,000
    • Successful stage 1 applicants can bid for an additional Proposal and Partnership Development Award of up to £10,000 to support the application development to stage 2
  • Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR)
    • Development Awards 3 calls for up to £100,000 over 9 months
    • Commissioned up to £4M for 4 years
    • Researcher-led between £2-£4M for 4 years

Process: Two-stage process. Full applications are sent for peer review and international panel assessment. The process takes 8 months.

Criteria: Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • relevance of the proposed research to the research requirement
  • impact of the proposed work
  • strength of the research team
  • equity of partnerships and approach to capacity building
  • quality of the proposed management arrangements
  • value for money

Website: Global Health Fund
Deadlines: Global Health Research RIGHT 2 commissioned calls per year