Policy Research Programme – NIHR Global Health Research Evaluation

National Institute for Health Research LogoThe NIHR Policy Research Programme (PRP) is holding a research call for the delivery of a process and performance evaluation of the first phase of the NIHR Global Health Research (GHR) portfolio (2016/17 to 2020/21) to assess the design, implementation and emerging outcomes of the portfolio and to inform the development and delivery of the next phase of the portfolio.

The NIHR GHR portfolio was established in 2016 by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). The GHR portfolio is funded through Official Development Assistance (ODA) and invests in applied health research relevant to the unmet needs of low and middle income country (LMIC) communities, health system priorities and the evolving global burden of disease.

This call is open to applications from teams of researchers/evaluators with demonstrable experience in evaluating programme and portfolio level research impact and familiarity with the global health research funding landscape and ODA-funded programmes.

The call is for proposals up to £1,000,000 for a period of up to 26 months with the project needing to commence in November 2021.

More information is available in the Research Commissioning Brief and Supplementary Annexes.

How to apply

This is a one-stage funding call. We recommend that you read the Guidance for Stage 1 Applications and Standard Information for Applicants before completing your application.

A Word document version of the application form is available and can be used to assist in preparing responses for the online application form. The online application form will be made available on w/c 28 June 2021. Applicants are also required to complete a finance form outlining distribution of resources.

The deadline for this call is 13:00 31 August 2021.

If you have any questions regarding this call, please submit these through our online enquiries form.


We will hold a webinar for prospective applicants at 14:00 on 17 June 2021. If you wish to attend the webinar, please submit your details using the registration form.


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