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Competition to select NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs)

Closing date: 15 February 2016 Publish date: 15 December 2015

A new, open competition to select NIHR BRCs has opened and the NIHR invites single NHS/University partnerships to submit a Pre-qualifying Questionnaire (PQQ).

The scheme aims to provide NIHR BRC funding for NHS/University partnerships in England that have a very substantial portfolio of world-class biomedical research across either a range of clinical or research areas, or in a specific clinical or research area. In all cases NIHR BRCs will contain substantial existing critical mass, a significant number of research leaders, and a wide range of underpinning facilities. 

NIHR BRC designation will be awarded only to NHS/University partnerships that can demonstrate the highest levels of both existing research excellence internationally across a substantial portfolio and existing critical mass for any particular Research Theme

The aims of the NIHR BRCs will be to:

  • drive innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ill-health through early translational (experimental medicine) research;
  • translate advances in biomedical research into benefits for patients, the health system and for broader economic gain; and
  • provide a key component of the NHS contribution to our nation’s international competitiveness.

The closing date for submission of pre-qualifying questionnaires is 15 February 2016 at 13:00.

An FAQ document will be available shortly following the call launch.

For more information, and how to apply, please click here

 

 

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DH Policy Research Programme - Call for Applications (Round 15 )

Closing date: 01 March 2016 Publish date: 26 January 2016

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

  • Call 1: Supporting a culture of openness in the NHS – a policy evaluation
  • Call 2: Creating dementia friendly communities – a policy evaluation

Please visit the Policy Research Programme Central Commissioning Facility website at www.prp-ccf.org.uk to access the research specifications, application form, guidance notes and close dates for the above calls.

 

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Programme Development Grants - Invitation for Applications

Closing date: 08 March 2016 Publish date: 15 December 2015

Applications are invited for Programme Development Grant (PDG) research proposals. PDGs 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.

Please note, in addition to usual commissioning arrangements, researchers can apply to the NIHR Prevention and Treatment of Obesity themed call through this competition.

Competition 15 opens: 9am, 15 December 2015

Competition 15 closes: 1pm, 8 March 2016 at 13:00

 

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Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 15 March 2016 Publish date: 11 November 2015

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting applications to their commissioned workstream for the following topics:

  • 15/176 - Delirium

  • 15/177 - Graft vs host disease 

  • 15/178 - Use of cell therapies 

  • 15/179 - Mechanisms of action of health interventions

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 15 March 2016.

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

EME Programme Commissioned funding opportunities

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 15 March 2016 Publish date: 11 November 2015

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting applications to its researcher-led work stream. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2016, by 1pm.

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

EME Researcher-led workstream

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 15 March 2016 Publish date: 04 November 2015

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme has launched a joint call with the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme for the following topic:

15/149 - Bipolar Disorder

The EME Programme is keen to receive applications for studies which utilise innovative study designs.
The submission of mechanistic studies added onto existing NIHR-funded studies or included within a proposal to the joint HTA funding opportunity in bipolar disorders are also welcome.

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 15 March 2016.

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

EME Commissioned funding opportunities

Public Health Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 04 April 2016 Publish date: 12 November 2015

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

15/182 - evidence synthesis full proposal

15/183 - standard outline proposal

The closing dates for applications is 1pm, 4 April 2016.

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

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Invitation for Applications

Closing date: 06 April 2016 Publish date: 18 January 2016

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.

For more details on how to apply, click here.

Competition 20 opens: 9am, 10 February 2016

Competition 20 closes: 1pm, 6 April 2016

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Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme - Obesity Themed Call

Closing date: 06 April 2016 Publish date: 09 December 2015

The PGfAR Programme is participating in the NIHR Themed Call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services for the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children.

Issues of particular importance for this call include the prevention of type 2 diabetes and increasing levels of physical activity.

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PGfAR Obesity Themed Call

Research for Patient Benefit competition 29 - including Obesity Themed Call

Closing date: 06 April 2016 Publish date: 09 December 2015

The RfPB Programme is participating in the NIHR Themed Call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services for the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children. Applications can be made through Competition 29.

Issues of particular importance for this call include the prevention of type 2 diabetes and increasing levels of physical activity.

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RfPB Competition 29 including Obesity Themed Call

Invention for Innovation (i4i) - Obesity Themed Call

Closing date: 06 April 2016 Publish date: 09 December 2015

The i4i Programme is participating in the NIHR Themed Call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services for the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children.

Issues of particular importance for this call include the prevention of type 2 diabetes and increasing levels of physical activity.

For more information and to apply.

i4i Obesity Themed Call

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Obesity Themed Call

Closing date: 06 April 2016 Publish date: 09 December 2015

The HS&DR Programme is participating in the NIHR Themed Call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services for the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children.

Issues of particular importance for this call include the prevention of type 2 diabetes and increasing levels of physical activity.

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

 

HS&DR Obesity Themed Call

Public Health Research Programme - Obesity Themed Call

Closing date: 06 April 2016 Publish date: 09 December 2015

The PHR Programme is participating in the NIHR Themed Call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services for the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children.

Issues of particular importance for this call include the prevention of type 2 diabetes and increasing levels of physical activity.

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

 

PHR Obesity Themed Call

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Obesity Themed Call

Closing date: 06 April 2016 Publish date: 09 December 2015

The HTA Programme is participating in the NIHR Themed Call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services for the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children.

Issues of particular importance for this call include the prevention of type 2 diabetes and increasing levels of physical activity.

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

 

HTA Obesity Themed Call

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Obesity Themed Call

Closing date: 06 April 2016 Publish date: 09 December 2015

The EME Programme is participating in the NIHR Themed Call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services for the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children.

Issues of particular importance for this call include the prevention of type 2 diabetes and increasing levels of physical activity. 

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

 

EME Obesity Themed Call

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Researcher -led call

Closing date: 08 April 2016 Publish date: 07 December 2015

 

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

15/188 - Researcher - led, Expression of Interest to Full proposal

 

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 8 April 2016.

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

 


Health Technology Assessment Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 14 April 2016 Publish date: 15 January 2016

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting calls to their researcher-led workstream. The deadline for applications is 1pm, 14 April 2016.

Highlight notice: organisation and quality of end of life care services

For the current funding round we welcome proposals around the organisation and quality of care in the last year of life.

This includes research to identify cost-effective models of specialist palliative care and evaluation of other promising service innovations to provide joined-up, person-centred care to those at the end of life.

Researchers should note priority areas of research need, as identified in the recent JLA/Marie Curie exercise, as well as the continuing uncertainties highlighted in the NIHR themed review on end of life research published in December 2015.  

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


Public Health Research Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 26 April 2016 Publish date: 10 December 2015

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

15/189 – Interventions to build resilience in children and young people
15/193 - Preventing uptake of smoking by children and young people

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 26 April 2016.

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

Public Health Research Programme Commissioned funding opportunities

Public Health Research Programme -Commissioned call

Closing date: 26 April 2016 Publish date: 03 September 2015

The Public Health Research Programme are accepting applications to their commissioned workstream as follows:

  • 15/129 Local interventions to reduce intake and harm from alcohol

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 26 April 2016.

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

Public Health Research Programme Commissioned funding opportunities

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Researcher -led call

Closing date: 05 May 2016 Publish date: 07 December 2015

 

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

15/187 - Researcher - led, Evidence Synthesis Full 

 

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 5 May 2016.

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

 


Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 19 May 2016 Publish date: 04 November 2015

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

15/33 - Promising pharmacological therapy for treatment resistant bipolar depression

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 19 May 2016.

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

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Funding and designation for NIHR Clinical Research Facilities to be renewed and refreshed

Closing date: 22 June 2016 Publish date: 28 January 2016

The Application Guidance for the new one-stage, open, competitive process to renew and refresh NIHR funding and designation for Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) is now available. An Assessment Panel will review applications and make recommendations to the Department of Health on NIHR CRF designation and levels of funding.

The purpose of the scheme is to provide NIHR funding to meet the necessary recurrent NHS infrastructure costs and NHS Support Costs of externally-funded, world-class, early translational (experimental medicine) research that needs to be undertaken in dedicated, purpose-built CRFs in England.

All NHS organisations in England with an established CRF, including those with existing contracts for NIHR CRFs, are eligible to apply. The application forms will be available from mid-February.

The closing date for submission of the applications for NIHR funding for CRFs for Experimental Medicine is Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 13:00.

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Applications open for ECMC status in 2017-22 Quinquennium

Closing date: 15 August 2016 Publish date: 19 January 2016

The ECMC initiative is jointly funded by Cancer Research UK, the NIHR in England and the Departments of Health for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
The ECMC Network strives to push the boundaries of cancer care, by delivering novel and personalised treatments that target a wide range of cancer types across both adult and paediatric specialties.
 
Existing ECMC locations are invited to apply for status for the 2017-22 period, and continue their contribution to a leading Network of early-phase clinical trials.
 
Any location that is not currently an ECMC and wishes to apply for ECMC status must first fill in an Expression of Interest (EoI). 

 

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