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NIHR Global Research Professorships

  Wednesday, 01 Dec 2021 | Funding Deadline

This funding call is now open, and there is an important extension to the eligibility criteria for host institutions.

Applicants for this five-year personal award must be nominated by the higher education institution (HEI) or research institute in which they are employed. In a change to the criteria for host institutions in 2021, the following are now eligible:

  • HEIs or research institutes in low and middle income countries which are already partners in:
  • NIHR-funded Global Health Research funded units and groups
  • NIHR-funded Global Health Policy and Systems Research (GHPSR) programmes
  • NIHR-funded Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) programmes
  • Existing NIHR Global Research Professorships
  • HEIs across the UK, which may include relevant partner organisations in low and middle income countries in their application

Please refer to the list of institutions eligible as hosts for NIHR Global Research Professorships for further details.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of relevant research and its translation for improved health and welfare of people in low and middle income countries. Please visit NIHR Global Research Professorships Round 5 for details of eligibility, how to apply and links to supporting information.

Deadline for applications Wednesday 1 December 2021 at 1pm (GMT).

We invite prospective applicants to register for our finance webinar on Wednesday 20 October at 12pm (BST) to find out more about the funding arrangements for the professorships and how to complete the budget section in your application.

Meanwhile you may find it helpful to replay our recent webinar which provides an overview of the programme and includes reflections from a current NIHR Global Research Professor.

Should you have any questions or need advice on the application process please email