Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises programme

This programme provides support for research institutes and humanitarian organisations that work in partnership to improve health outcomes in humanitarian crises.

The programme is managed by ELRHA (Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance) and is a partnership between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellcome Trust.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Intermediate, Senior

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and middle-income countries, Rest of the world

Type of researcher:

Basic, Clinical, Public health

Level of funding:

Usually an overall budget of about £2 million for each call

Duration of funding:

The maximum duration of a grant is 24 months

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply

Funding partners



You’re consolidating your research career. You lead on research projects and are establishing a research team.


You’re an experienced researcher responsible for the strategic direction of your research programme(s) and team(s).

Republic of Ireland
Low- and middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Rest of the world

You're not a clinically qualified researcher.


You're a clinically qualified medic, vet, dentist or psychologist.

Public health

Key dates

  • Application deadline for expressions of interest

    16 August 2017

  • Successful applicants invited to submit full proposals

    2 October 2017

  • Full proposal deadline

    31 December 2017

  • Announcement of successful applicants

    April 2018

Contact us

If you have a question, contact the R2HC team: