Welcome to Global Health Trials' funding portal. Here we list major funders, and provide links directly to their open funding pages so that you can easily find different types of funding opportunities. If you can see a funder that we have missed, please let us know by emailing info@globalhealthtrials.org. The funders are listed in alphabetical order.

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Funding Bodies: 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Often known as 'Gates' or 'BMGF', the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation offers diverse funding opportunities for global health. 

Department for International Development (DfID): DfID is a UK organisation which provides international funding opportunities for diverse areas including climate, health, emergency response, and human development. 

Doris Duke Charitable Foundationthe Doris Duke Charitable Foundation provides grants in medical research and African health amongst other sectors.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESCR): the ESRC is a UK institution that provies funding for social science research, incluidng for international co-investigators. Grants offered between 350,000 and 1,000,000 GBP.  

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP): EDCTP is a public-private partnership between countries in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, and the EU. EDCTP aims to support collaborative research that accelerates the clinical development of new or improved interventions to prevent or treat HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and NTDs. EDCTP funds disease-specific research, but also provides opportunities for fellowships and capacity building initiatives. 

Fogarty International Centre: part of the NIH, Fogarty provides funding aimed at international health research which includes international grants and fellowshps in biomedical and behavioural research. Fogarty also provide a very helpful list of non-NIH funders, which may be useful to some members. 

The Global Fund: The Global fund, based in Switzerland, is a partnership between governments, civil society and the private sector, and people affected by the diseases funded. The Global Fund  provides diverse funding opportunities in AIDS, TB and Malaria in low and middle income countries. 

Grand Challenges: Grand Challenges is a collaboration between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and Grand Challenges Canada. It aims to foster innovation to solve key global health and development problems. 

GSK/Save the Children Partnership (GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British multinational pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's fourth-largest pharmaceutical company measured by 2009 prescription drug sales (after Pfizer, Novartis, and Sanofi).[3]) and Save the Children. These two organizations recently partnered to sponsor a $1 million Challenge for programs to reduce child mortality

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR): The ICMR offers fellowships and assosciateships, as well as grants for international collaboration in various health areas.

Medical Research Council (MRC): the MRC has offices in the UK, Gambia and South Africa, and funds diverse research in global health, knowledge translation, population and systems medicine, neurosciences and mental health, molecular and cellular medicine, and infections and immunity. They also provide fellowships and studentships. 

National Institutes of Health (NIH): the NIH is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and offers numerous types of grants, ranging from specific research areas to capacity building. Many of them are US specific so do check the criteria, but there are plenty which offer funding for low and middle income countries. 

The Wellcome Trust: the Wellcome Trust provides over 700million GBP per year in a variety of funding schemes covering biomedical sciences, innovations, public engagement, humanities and social science, and strategic funding. 

WHO-Tropical Disease Research (WHO-TDR)TDR funds specific research projects in diseases of poverty, which cover infectious diseases and the culture and environment that contribute to these problems. 

3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation that funds quality studies that will have a real policy impact, and Clinton Foundation, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India