In 2020, the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) launched a 2-phase call inviting applications to establish Global Health Research Units and Global Health Research Groups. https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/nihr-global-health-research-units/24739 and https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/nihr-global-health-research-groups/24743. UK Higher Education Institutions and Research Institutes are being invited to work in partnership with low and middle income countries (LMICs, as defined by the DAC list) to deliver research in any area of applied health research up to the value of £7m that benefits people living in those countries.
NIHR are seeking experts based within the Cochrane network to become peer reviewers for these applications to help identify the strongest ones for funding. They are looking for people working at a senior level who would be able to comment on the importance, quality and deliverability of the proposed programmes of work. NIHR are particularly keen to invite experts based in LMICs, but if you are based in a non-LMIC and are working in any area of global health research they are also keen to hear from you.
If you would be interested in signing up to support this important work, please e-mail NIHRglobalhealth@soton.ac.uk. There will be opportunities to review applications in February and again in August this year.
Please indicate in your email if you would only be able to support the later call close.