The National Institute for Health Research, under its global health policy and systems research programme, invites applications for its development awards. These support underpinning work for the development of applications able to compete for research funding in global health policy and systems research by providing funding to:
•support partnership development between the UK and an official development assistance (ODA)-eligible low- or middle-income countries (LMICs) to expand partnerships and develop consortia;
•review the local context, existing research literature and health systems;
•develop a needs analysis, to refine ODA-eligible research questions and priorities through engagement with policy makers, evidence users and local communities, as appropriate;
•establish plans for developing institutional and individual capacity and capability;
•develop a strategy for research uptake and dissemination.