Global Health Policy and Systems Research (Global HPSR) Programme

Global Health Policy and Systems Research (Global HPSR) Programme

Other Funding

The aim of the NIHR Global HPSR Commissioned Awards call is to support equitable partnerships between LMIC and UK researchers to generate new research knowledge and evidence to tackle priorities for health systems strengthening in ODA eligible countries in areas identified as priorities through the NIHR’s engagement and consultation exercise (see Section 4 Priority Areas – Background below).

Awards of up to £4m for a duration of up to 4 years are available for partnerships/consortia led by two Joint Lead Applicants (one from an LMIC and one from a UK institution) and up to three additional Co-Applicants.

Priority areas for this call
Applications are invited that address one or more of the following priorities for research and capacity strengthening within health systems in ODA-eligible countries.

Research should improve access to appropriate and affordable health services across the lifespan, aligned with the aims of UHC and SDG3:

Integrating health services - Integrating health services for people living with multiple long-term conditions (includes infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases and mental health conditions). Taking into consideration scalability, affordability and patient and/or community engagement relevant to the context.
Quality of care - Improving quality of care, or perceptions of quality of care, including identification of barriers to quality in health systems (at any/all levels of community, primary care, secondary, tertiary care).
Health workforce management and planning - Research to assess innovations related to skill mix and how technologies can support professional roles at different points in health system settings, including innovations in team configurations and corresponding education systems and training needs.
Improved data quality and use - Research on digital solutions to improve data quality and promote use of quality data in health system planning and in driving efficiency gains in health system operations.

Date and time
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:00