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DH Policy Research Programme - Invitation for Applications

Closing date: 21 February 2017 Publish date: 17 January 2017

The Department of Health Policy Research Programme invites applications in the following areas: 

  • Effect of vaccination on the acquisition of carriage of Meningococcal B in adolescents 
  • Effectiveness and Value for Money of Prescribed Specialised Services Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) interventions 2016/17 to 2018/19

To access the research specifications, application form and guidance notes, please visit the Policy Research Programme website at http://www.prp-ccf.org.uk/funding-opportunities.

The deadline for receipt of stage 1 outline applications: 1pm 21 February 2017

Any applications submitted after the 1pm deadline will not be considered.

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Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 14 March 2017 Publish date: 02 November 2016

Latest EME commissioned call topics: epilepsy, treatment resistant depression, targeted drug delivery and mechanisms of action of health interventions.

EME Commissioned funding opportunities

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 17 March 2017 Publish date: 02 November 2016

EME researcher-led funding opportunity

EME Researcher-led workstream

Programme Development Grants - Invitation for Applications

Closing date: 22 March 2017 Publish date: 26 January 2017

Applications are invited for Programme Development Grant funding. Programme Development Grants are designed to increase the rate and number of successful applications for a full Programme Grant by supporting the completion of the necessary preparatory work to suitably position the research team to submit a competitive Stage 2 Programme Grant application. Individual awards are for a maximum of £100k over a period of six to eighteen months. The amount of funding awarded, however, is determined by the scale and nature of the research activity to be conducted. Successful applicants, on completion of their development work, may proceed straight to a Stage 2 Programme Grant application.

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Competition 18 opens: 9am, 26/01/17

Competition 18 closes: 1pm, 22/03/17


Research for Patient Benefit Programme - Competition 32

Closing date: 22 March 2017 Publish date: 09 December 2016

Applications are invited for Competition 32 of the Research for Patient Benefit programme. The deadline for application is 22 March 2017

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Invitation for Applications

Closing date: 29 March 2017 Publish date: 01 February 2017

The NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research programme invites Stage 1 research proposals to develop individual programmes. Research funded through a Programme Grant typically consists of an interrelated group of high quality projects focused on a coherent theme and hence require multidisciplinary approaches, including clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences, to ensure that research objectives can be met. The amount awarded and the length of the funding period will depend on the nature of the proposed work, in particular whether or not the proposal includes a substantial powered trial.

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Competition 23 opens: 9am, 1 February 2017

Competition 23 closes: 1pm, 29 March 2017


Public Health Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 04 April 2017 Publish date: 29 November 2016

The Public Health Research Programme are accepting applications to their researcher-led workstream as follows:

16/131 - standard outline proposal

16/132 - evidence synthesis full proposal

The closing dates for applications is 1pm, 4 April 2017.

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/phr-researcher-led

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Health Technology Assessment Programme - Researcher -led call

Closing date: 05 April 2017 Publish date: 01 December 2016

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting applications to their researcher-led workstream as follows:

16/167 - Researcher - led, Expression of Interest to Full proposal

16/166: Researcher - led, Evidence Synthesis Full

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 5 April 2017.

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hta-researcher-led

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NIHR i4i Challenge Award - Mental Health 2017

Closing date: 06 April 2017 Publish date: 11 January 2017

Applications are invited for the 2017 Invention for Innovation (i4i) Challenge Award for the development of innovative technological solutions which can influence the patient care pathway and improve patient outcomes for mental health conditions.


Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - call for expressions of interest: Rapid Service Evaluation Research Team

Closing date: 06 April 2017 Publish date: 15 December 2016

16/138 – Call for Expressions of Interest: Rapid Service Evaluation Research Team

The Five Year Forward View’s push for ‘accelerating innovation in new ways of delivering care’ lies at the heart of this call, especially in response to the development of what the document calls ‘combinatorial innovation’ and the need to develop methods to promote a rigorous way of answering questions as to the validity, sustainability and potential for roll out of service redesign, so that learning and innovation, shown to work across a health pathway or health economy, can be taken up quickly in other parts of the health system.

The HS&DR Programme wishes to commission a team to produce, in partnership with colleagues working in the Service, proportionate alongside, real time evaluations of innovations and development in health and care services, which will generate evidence of national relevance. This evidence should be of immediate use to decision-makers in order to improve the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of the NHS including delivery of services.

The closing date for applications is 6 April 2017, by 1pm

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hsdr-commissioned 

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Health Technology Assessment Programme - commissioned call

Closing date: 06 April 2017 Publish date: 24 November 2016

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting applications on the following commissioning briefs, in the areas of primary research:

16/147 - Pharmacological management of post-traumatic seizures
16/148 - Treatments for women with recurrent stress urinary incontinence after failed primary surgery
16/149 - Delivering babies in or out of water
16/150 - Long term impact of pre-incision antibiotics on babies born by caesarean section
16/151 - Rescue cerclage
16/152 - Selective gut decontamination in critically ill children
16/153 - Harm reduction intervention for severe drug and/or alcohol dependence among people who are homeless
16/154 - Pramipexole for treatment resistant bipolar depression
16/155 - Problem solving therapy for depression in older adults with dementia
16/156 - Improving communication for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities
16/157 - Clozapine in the treatment of borderline personality disorder
16/158 - Reducing the risk of anxiety disorders in children of parents seeking help for their own anxiety
16/159 - A risk assessment tool to help identify prisoners at further risk of self-harm
16/160 - Knee braces in the management of knee osteoarthritis
16/161 - Partial removal of dental caries in permanent teeth
16/162 - Low-dose antidepressants for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

and evidence synthesis:

16/165 - Modelling the potential for health gain and cost effectiveness of the NHS Health Check Programme

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 6 April 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hta-commissioned

HTA Commissioned calls webpage

Public Health Research Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 25 April 2017 Publish date: 25 October 2016

The Public Health Research Programme are accepting applications to their commissioned workstream for the following topics:

16/121 - Healthy diet in early years
16/122 - Interventions in community organisations
16/123 - Migrant health and wellbeing
16/124 - Age-friendly environments

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 25 April 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/phr-commissioned

Public Health Research Programme Commissioned web page

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 27 April 2017 Publish date: 27 January 2017

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme is accepting applications to their researcher-led workstream as follows:

17/05 - Researcher-led (standard)

17/06 - Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 27 April 2017.

For more information and to apply please visit www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hsdr-researcher-led

Health Services and Delivery Research Researcher-led web page

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 11 May 2017 Publish date: 16 February 2017

The Health Services and Delivery Research Programme are accepting applications to their commissioned workstream as follows:

  • 17/08 - Work force and skill mix in GP primary care services
  • 17/09 - Services to support early intervention and self-care for children and young people referred to Children and Young People's Mental Health Services/CAMHS

The closing date for applications is 11 May 2017, by 1pm

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hsdr-commissioned

HSDR commissioned funding opportunities webpage

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 01 June 2017 Publish date: 19 January 2017

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting applications on the following commissioning brief, in the area of primary research:

16/86 - Non-pharmacological interventions to treat visuoperceptual disorders following stroke

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 1 June 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hta-commissioned

Health Technology Assessment Programme Commissioned funding opportunity

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 01 June 2017 Publish date: 24 November 2016

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting applications on the following commissioning briefs, in the area of primary research:

16/163 - Microbiological sampling and treatment for infection complicating diabetic foot ulceration
16/164 - Unscheduled Bleeding in Women Using Long Acting Reversible Contraception

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 1 June 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hta-commissioned

 

Health Technology Assessment Programme commissioned calls

Public Health Research Programme -Commissioned call

Closing date: 01 August 2017 Publish date: 17 January 2017

The Public Health Research Programme are accepting outline applications to their commissioned workstream for the following topics:

17/01 Interpersonal violence and abusive relationships in children and young people 
17/02 Health and wellbeing for older employees in the workplace
17/03 Better oral health
17/04 Public mental health

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 1 August 2017

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/phr-commissioned 

Public Health Research Programme Commissioned funding opportunities