Home Grants and Funding Opportunities GRN Pump-priming Research Workshop Grants 2023


The Global Research Nurses hub and The Global Health Network are pleased to offer £14,000 in small pump-priming grants ranging from £2,000 to £7,000 for nursing and midwifery-led research capacity strengthening projects relevant to Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

Nurses and midwives are critical in delivering patient care and improving quality of life for patients. They play an essential role in research that helps to improve patient care through evidence-based decision-making.

There are two ways in which nurses and midwives can participate in research; first, through pure nursing/midwifery research that looks at improving nursing/midwifery interventions or practices, and second, through their nursing expertise, where they participate in an inter-professional group around a patient population, illness or injury. Examples of this could be looking at hospital-acquired infections, central line infections or pressure ulcers that patients get when lying down for long periods of time. Another example is studying the way that a team works together to resuscitate a patient during an emergency.

We are delighted to announce that Global Research Nurses and The Global Health Network (TGHN) are offering small pump-priming grants ranging from £2,000 to £7,000 specifically for nursing and midwifery-led research relevant to LMICs to host a local, national or regional workshop or meeting about nursing or midwifery research with a view to subsequently develop a research or research capacity project. The ultimate goal is to encourage the development of nursing and midwifery research through research capacity strengthening projects.

By providing these grants, we hope to support and empower nurses and midwives in LMICs to lead research efforts that can have a meaningful impact on the health and wellbeing of their communities. We encourage all eligible individuals and organizations to apply and take advantage of this exciting opportunity to contribute to the advancement of nursing and midwifery research in LMICs.

Funds for the scheme are limited and will be awarded competitively.


To qualify for these grants the lead applicant should:

  1. Be a member of Global Research Nurses at The Global Health Network (if you’re not already, just sign up now – it’s free.)
  2. Be employed by a non-commercial organization in LMICs (the list of LMICs is available here).
  3. Applicants must hold the role of a clinical nurse, research nurse or midwife (this award is open to all levels of seniority from junior nurses through to senior nurses, as well as nurses in leadership or management positions).

We are particularly interested in supporting new partnerships. So, your application may be enhanced by inclusion of other individuals from other TGHN working groups or outside TGHN. Please contact the group directly or us should you need an introduction. We would also like to support the awardees by embedding their project within Global Research Nurses regional activities and The Global Health Network regional team.

PLEASE NOTE: these grants are intended for activities relating to questioning / understanding / optimising nursing and midwifery led research. Applications relating to projects/studies that are not nursing or midwifery led themselves are not eligible.

What is included

Funds for the scheme are limited and will be awarded competitively. Each budget will be assessed individually by the panel of judges. All budgets must be submitted in GBP, budgets submitted in any other currency will be non-eligible. The following costs are included for workshops & research capacity strengthening activities: venue hire, catering, printing (e.g. of programmes, flyers, other promotional materials), audio-visual equipment, subsistence and associated expenses of speakers, and other reasonable administrative costs connected with running a workshop and publishing proceedings. No indirect or estate costs / overheads can be requested for this award application.

What is not included
  • Directly Allocated Costs: i.e. costs of resources used by a project that are shared by other activities, e.g. investigator or core staff salaries
  • Capital equipment (e.g. computers, laboratory equipment)
  • Per diems
  • For workshops: bags

All applications should be submitted online following the link below.

Deadline by midnight (BST) Sunday 30th April 2023.

Enquiries about the application process may be directed to Arancha de la Horra, Global Research Nurses Coordinator, at [email protected] or [email protected]. Global Research Nurses is a programme funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing


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