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NIHR has announced the Global Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) Call 3 Projects and Consortia 

NIHR invites proposals to support applied research to strengthen health policy and health systems for the benefit of people in ODA-eligible countries on the DAC list. Global health policy and systems research applications can include, but are not limited to, aspects of leadership and governance, financing, health workforce, information systems, quality of care and health service delivery, health services, and impacts of broader determinants of health.  

The call supports 2 levels of award: Projects of up to £1m for up to 3 years in duration and Consortia of up to £4m for up to 5 years in duration. Both projects and consortium applicants must involve a certain number of Principal Investigators from HEIs based in a LMIC (see under "Who can apply?" in the Call page). Sole Lead Applicants employed by a UK HEI or UK Research Institute are not eligible to apply. 

University Internal selection:  

Institutions may submit more than one application to the development phase. However, the funder stipulates that each application must be distinct in its aims and objectives.

Therefore, this call will be managed according to the University’s restricted calls procedure where proposals will be reviewed to ensure that each is distinct in its aims and objectives.  

To take part in the internal coordination process, please complete the light-touch expression of interest online form by January 16th, 2023 (requires Raven log-in; please note that a Form entry cannot be saved and returned to).

The online form requires the following information:

  • PI name and department
  • Name/s of LMIC lead
  • A brief summary of the project (200 words max), describing research relevance (including how the project addresses unmet needs and priorities in ODA-eligible countries) and the strength of the team

Funder deadline: 15th March, 2023

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