Monday, 16 March, 2020
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the UK's largest funder of health and care research. NIHR's Global Health Research programme supports high-quality applied health research for the direct and primary benefit of people in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) using Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding. It supports areas of applied health research and training that are underfunded or where there is an unmet need.
The Travel and Subsistence Funding to Support LMIC Engagement During the COVID-19 Outbreak scheme forms part of NIHR's Global Health Research programme and allocates travel and subsistence funding to appropriately qualified public health professionals, clinicians and academics who wish to offer science and technical advice to support the immediate global response to COVID-19 in LMICs.
The awards are open to applicants who have a substantive position at a UK higher education institution or research organisation. Applicants are required to ensure appropriate duty of care, insurance, safeguarding and all other liabilities are in place and that they have the support of their institution for any travel, as well as appropriate institutional support in the destination country.
Funding covers travel and subsistence costs. Payments are made to institutions rather than individuals. Travel by the most economic means possible is expected and all flights must be economy or equivalent. Subsistence covers accommodation (if necessary) and meals associated with the travel.
Applications are open on a rolling basis until further notice. Applications should ideally be submitted at least two weeks before the planned travel.