The Global Health Research Network (GHRN) has been created to help researchers capitalise on funding opportunities, create meaningful collaborations across the College and the University, foster new links to overseas partners, and to drive challenge-led research that will strengthen capacity for research and innovation within both the UK and developing countries.
Funders such as the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and the Gates Foundation have long supported Global Health projects, however funding for Global Health research has recently been made more prominent in UK research portfolios, largely due to the Government’s 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review in 2015. There is now significant funding (from 2015-2021) available through:
This additional funding is a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy: tackling global challenges in the national interest and ensuring that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by low and middle income countries (LMICs).
This site contains the links for the main funding opportunities through external schemes, and a summary of the internal schemes that will support researchers to obtain preliminary data and foster new collaborations.