NIHR seeking Funding Committee members (global health research and community engagement practitioners) for 3 programmes

12 August, 2022

Dear HIFA colleagues,

We are seeking to appoint experts in global health research, and community engagement and involvement to join Funding Committees for three of our programmes. Applications from individuals based in LMICs are welcome and encouraged. The closing date for applications is 16 September.

Some more info below, or you can skip directly to the full colour details and application page:

Best regards,

Patrick Wilson

Head of Global Health Communications & Stakeholder Engagement

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Twitter @NIHRglobal

NIHR is a major funder of high quality global health research that directly addresses the diverse health needs of people in low and middle income countries (LMICs). We invest in applied health research relevant to the unmet needs of LMIC communities, health system priorities and the evolving global burden of disease.

The Global Health Research portfolio is underpinned by three principles which guide development and delivery. These are:

Meet eligibility criteria as Official Development Assistance (ODA), i.e. funded research directly and primarily benefits people in ODA-eligible countries on the OECD DAC-list

Deliver high-quality applied health research, building on the Principles of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR): Impact, Excellence, Effectiveness, Inclusion, Collaboration

Strengthen research capability and training through equitable partnerships

We are currently recruiting to the following Funding Committees:

NIHR Global Health Research Groups

NIHR Global Health Policy and Systems Research

NIHR Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) programme

These programmes provide funding to support not only delivery of research that will improve health outcomes for people living in LMICs, but also to strengthen crucial research capability and capacity in resource-poor settings, including training and capacity-strengthening in both academic research and programme support functions. Together these provide a vital and sustainable platform for future research in those countries.

NIHR embraces diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity and is keen to offer opportunities to those with experience from a wide range of geographical locations and contexts, and diverse backgrounds, particularly from applicants from within countries listed on the OECD DAC-list. In line with the International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014 and the Equality Act 2010, as well as NIHR principles, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

Applications from individuals based in LMICs are welcome and encouraged.

Full details and apply by 16 September: https://

HIFA profile: Patrick Wilson is Head of Global Health Communications & Stakeholder Engagement at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), UK. Professional interest: Global health research. @NIHRglobal patrick.wilson AT