Sexual and reproductive health

Research capacity strengthening grants

Long-term perspectives for institutions and individuals in low- and middle- income countries

Long-term Institutional Development grant (LID)

Group of researchers during a multivariate analysis course

Building a critical mass of academic and research centres in sexual and reproductive health has been an important part of institution-building efforts of HRP.


The LID grant provides recipient institutions with a stable source of support. This enables them to do long-term planning, as compared to short-term funding thus avoiding responsive research. It allows for forward-thinking research, driven by locally-determined needs. The LID grant supports:

  • training in research including the design and implementation of a research project, data management, data analysis, ethics in reproductive health research, communication skills / scientific writing workshops.
  • equipment such as computers
  • staff salaries
  • and expert advice.

Research Project Mentoring

In order to promote integration and linkages between research capacity strengthening and thematic research at HRP, mature institutions that have benefited from long-term institutional grants will be invited to participate in multicountry research conducted by HRP.

Research centres which previously benefitted from research capacity strengthening grants will play a pivotal role in providing support to less experienced centres through a research mentoring grant

Research Training grant and Re-Entry grant

In addition, the HRP multicounty studies and research sites will contribute to secondary research (meta-analysis, systematic reviews) and provide academic opportunities for young scientists.

Competitive Intraregional Research grants (CIR)

Supports multicentre studies which foster scientific collaboration as part of the effort to develop solutions to priority regional reproductive health problems. CIR grants have been established with the aim of facilitating research around a defined theme of regional priority.