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Institutions eligible as hosts for NIHR Global Research Professorships


15 September 2021


1.1 Oct 2021


For Round 5 of the NIHR Global Research Professorships, we will now be accepting applications from higher education institutions (HEIs) and research institutes in low and middle income countries that are partners in any of the following programmes:

  • NIHR Global Health Research funded units and groups
  • NIHR funded Global Health Policy and Systems Research (GHPSR) programmes
  • NIHR funded Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) programmes
  • NIHR Global Research Professorships

Below is a list of all the eligible organisations. If you are based in a HEI or research institute that you consider is eligible but is not on this list then please contact us by emailing

Eligible host institutions for NIHR Global Research Professorships


  • Universidad Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires


  • Advancement Through Research and Knowledge (ARK) Foundation, Dhaka
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka
  • BRAC University, Dhaka
  • Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • Child Health Research Foundation, Dhaka
  • Independent University Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDRB), Dhaka
  • Projahnmo Research Foundation, Dhaka
  • University of Liberal Arts, Dhaka


  • Centre de Recherche en Reproduction Humaine et en Démographie (CERRHUD), Cotonou

Bosnia and Herzegovina   

  • University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo


  • Botswana Harvard Aids Institute, Gaborone
  • Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI), Gaborone
  • University of Botswana, Gaborone


  • Federal University of Bahia, Salvador
  • Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre
  • Instituto de Estudos para Politicas de Saude, Rio de Janeiro
  • Instituto do Coração, São Paulo
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas
  • University of São Paulo, São Paulo

Burkina Faso

  • Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro, Ouagadougou


  • University of Yaounde, Yaounde


  • Fudan University, Shanghai
  • Sun Yat-sen University Global Health Institute (GHSI), Guangzhou
  • Tsinghua University, Beijing


  • Agrosavia, Bogotá
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá


  • Catholic University of Bukavu, Bukavu


  • Universidad de Las Américas, Quito
  • Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito


  • Ain Shams University, Cairo


  • Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa
  • AMREF, Addis Ababa
  • Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Addis Ababa
  • Mekelle University, Mek'ele
  • National Podoconiosis Action Network (NaPAN), Addis Ababa

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

  • SS Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje


  • Center of Medical Research Lambaréné (CERMEL), Libreville


  • Kintampo Health Research Centre, Kintampo
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi
  • Navrongo Health Research Centre, Navrongo
  • Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Accra
  • University for Development Studies, Tamale
  • University of Ghana, Accra


  • Université d'État d'Haïti (UEH), Port-au-Prince


  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Chest Research Foundation, Pune
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Devki Devi Foundation, New Delhi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum
  • KEM Hospital Research Centre, Pune
  • Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bengaluru
  • Kohima Institute, Kohima
  • Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Model Rural Health Research Unit, Raichur
  • National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
  • S Nijalingappa Medical College and HSK Hospital & Research Centre, Bagalkot
  • Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF), Chennai
  • Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), Mumbai
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Symbiosis International, Pune
  • The George Institute India, New Delhi
  • University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi


  • Centre for Health Economics and Policy Studies (CHEPS), Universitas Indonesia, Depok
  • Pancasila University, Jakarta


  • University of the West Indies, Mona Heights


  • African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), Nairobi
  • Amref International University, Nairobi
  • Institute Primate Research, Nairobi
  • Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi
  • Kenya Paediatric Research Consortium, Nairobi
  • Moi University, Eldoret
  • Strathmore University, Nairobi
  • University of Nairobi, Nairobi


  • Osh State University, Osh


  • American University of Beirut, Beirut


  • University of Liberia - Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation, Monrovia


  • Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU), Karonga
  • Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW), Blantyre
  • Reach Trust, Lilongwe
  • University of Malawi, Zomba


  • Institute for Health Systems Research, Shah Alam
  • SEACO/Monash University, Segamat
  • Universiti Putra, Seri Kembangan
  • University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur


  • Centre for Vaccine Development (CVD), Bamako
  • University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Bamako


  • National Traumatology and Orthopedics Research Center, Ulaanbaatar


  • University of Medicine 1, Yangon


  • Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel


  • Bayero University, Kano
  • College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos
  • Lagos State University College of Medicine, Lagos
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan

Occupied Palestinian Territories 

  • An-Najah National University, Nablus


  • Aga Khan University, Karachi
  • Allergy and Asthma Institute, Islamabad
  • Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
  • King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Lahore
  • Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Research Network, Islamabad
  • Rawalpindi Medical University/Institute of Psychiatry, Rawalpindi
  • Services Institute of Medical Science, Lahore


  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima


  • Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), Muntinlupa
  • University of the Phillipines Manila, Manila


  • University of Rwanda, Kigali

Sierra Leone

  • College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), Freetown
  • University of Sierra Leone, Freetown

South Africa

  • Africa Health Research Institute, Durban / Somkhele
  • Human Sciences Research Council - South Africa, Pretoria
  • Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch
  • University of Cape Town, Cape Town
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
  • University of Pretoria, Pretoria
  • University of the Western Cape, Cape Town
  • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Johannesburg

Sri Lanka

  • Institute of Research and Development, Battaramulla
  • Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale
  • University of Colombo, Colombo
  • University of Jaffna, Jaffna
  • University of Kelaniya, Colombo
  • University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa
  • University of Peradeniya, Kandy
  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo


  • Ibn Sina University, Khartoum
  • University of Khartoum, Khartoum


  • Catholic University of Health and Applied Sciences, Mwanza
  • Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute, Moshi
  • Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute, Dar es Salaam
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam
  • National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Dar es Salaam


  • Mahidol University, Bangkok


  • University National Timor-Leste, Dili


  • Busitema University, Tororo
  • Makerere University, Kampala
  • MRC / UVRI Uganda Research Unit, Entebbe
  • UVRI - Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe


  • National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi


  • University of Zimbabwe, Harare