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How to raise funds for Global Health Research or projects is always a difficult topic, which comes up again and again in discussions across the Global Health Network. There is much competition for grants and funding opportunities, and it can take a lot of time to search for and apply for these. If you're a research site, you can sign up to SiteFinder (, posting details of your research site (it's completely free!) and this will mean you receive monthly information about relevant grants, funding opportunities, fellowships, and so on. Furthermore, people planning new studies can easily find and contact you about involving your site.
However, there are many other means of finding funding, and Dr Greg Martin, Editor in Chief of Globalization and Health, has presented a series of short, practical lectures on how to raise funds for global health projects: that could be a research study, or a project such as starting up a DSS. These practical videos explain how funding organisations work, and what to consider.
The first video is here: 
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