NIHR Global Advanced Fellowships Round 1

The Global Advanced Fellowship is a mid-career postdoctoral award. The scheme will create a career pathway for Global Health researchers from the UK and low and middle income countries to become research leaders.

The Global Advanced Fellowship is for postdoctoral researchers at all levels. The NIHR Global Advanced Fellowship is aimed at individuals at various points of their career

This £750,000 award will fund research projects, training and development, and institutional capacity strengthening. The programme funds researchers undertaking research that aims to specifically and primarily benefit people in LMICs eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Applications are welcomed by individuals from different professional backgrounds, clinical and non-clinical.

Eligibility: To be eligible for an NIHR Global Advanced Fellowship applicants must:

  • Hold a relevant PhD or postgraduate medical research degree, or have submitted your thesis for examination at the time of application. You must have been awarded your PhD or postgraduate medical research degree by the time you attend interview.
  • Not already hold a Professorship/Chair at the point of application.
  • For clinical applications: have completed relevant pre-registration training.
  • Be employed by a Higher Education Institution (HEI) or Research Institute in a LMIC or a HEI the UK
  • Be conducting research that directly and primarily benefit patients and the public in countries on the OECD DAC list.

Level of funding: These fellowships are individual training awards offering up to £750,000 funding (over 2 to 5 years) towards salary costs of the individual, and the costs of an appropriate research project and training development programme.

Key dates

  • 11 July 2024: applications close at 13:00 BST

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