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Blood and Transplant Research Unit competition 2015

Closing date: 02 February 2015 Publish date: 26 November 2014

A new, open competition to fund an NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit (NIHR BTRU) has now opened. NIHR BTRU will be a partnership between a university and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), in Manufacture and Clinical Assessment of Cultured Red Cells. The NIHR BTRU will act as a centre of excellence in multidisciplinary research in support of NHSBT.

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Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 05 February 2015 Publish date: 02 October 2014

The HS&DR Programme are accepting applications to their researcher-led work-stream as follows:

  • 14/197 - HS&DR Researcher-led (Standard – two stage outline to full)
  • 14/198 - HS&DR Researcher-led (Evidence synthesis – one stage straight to full)


The closing date for applications is 1pm, 5 February 2015.

Highlight notice - Evaluating leadership development in health and care

We are interested in receiving outline applications which address knowledge gaps on effective forms of leadership development for health and care.

Research into Mesothelioma

For this funding round HS&DR are participating in the NIHR-wide Themed Call on mesothelioma. Full details about the call including the specification document are also available on the Themed Calls website.

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Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 10 February 2015 Publish date: 08 October 2014

Commissioned call for research proposals:

Researchers are invited to submit applications in the following topic areas:

  • 14/199 Major Trauma
  • 14/200 Bone metabolism including parathyroid disorders
  • 14/201 Inflammatory bowel disease
  • 14/202 Mechanisms of action of health interventions
  • 14/203 Mesothelioma
  • 14/204 Novel endoscopic optical imaging interventions and technologies
  • 14/205 Mechanisms of isolated traumatic brain injury

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 10 February 2015.

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NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London - Call for research driven improvement projects

Closing date: 13 February 2015 Publish date: 27 November 2014

The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Northwest London is seeking bids for projects which implement an evidence based intervention into practice for the benefit of patients.  Projects will be supported to adopt the CLAHRC Northwest London systematic approach to quality improvement and research. 
 
CLAHRC Northwest London will aim to fund 3-6 projects up to £100k each over an 18 month period
Projects will be match funded from partner organisations.
 
Deadlines
Registration of Interest – 13 February 2015.
Full applications - 27 March 2015. 

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - applications invited

Closing date: 03 March 2015 Publish date: 02 December 2014

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.

Please note, in addition to usual commissioning arrangements, researchers can apply to the Mesothelioma themed call through this competition.

The closing date for applications is 3 March 2015 at 13:00.

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Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 03 March 2015 Publish date: 31 October 2014

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme are accepting applications to its researcher-led work stream. The deadline for applications is 3 March 2015, by 1pm.

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Programme Development Grants - Invitation for Applications

Closing date: 10 March 2015 Publish date: 09 December 2014

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, proceed straight to a Stage 2 Programme Grant application.

Please note, in addition to usual commissioning arrangements, researchers can apply to the Mesothelioma themed call through this competition.

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2015 at 13:00.

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Public Health Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 02 April 2015 Publish date: 12 December 2014

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

14/231 - Researcher-led call

The closing dates for applications is 1pm, 2 April 2015.

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Public Health Research Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 21 April 2015 Publish date: 23 December 2014

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

15/01 - Interventions for Parents or Carers to Promote Healthy Behaviours in Children and Young People
15/02 - Interventions by local authorities and other local organisations to improve nutrition and influence food environments
15/03 - Preventing Relationship and Dating Violence
15/04 - Unintentional injuries at home in children under the age of 5 years
15/05 - Workplace health and wellbeing

The closing date for applications is 21 April 2015, by 1pm

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Health Technology Assessment Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 06 May 2015 Publish date: 21 January 2015

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting calls to their researcher-ledworkstream. For this round they are particularly interested in receiving applications for clinical and applied health research into end of life care.

The area of mesothelioma research continues to be of national importance. Applications in this area are also welcome through the researcher-led workstream.

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: 12 May 2015 Publish date: 12 November 2014

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

  • 14/224 - Opioids in chronic non-malignant pain
  • 14/226 - Septoplasty for a deviated nasal septum
  • 14/230 - L-ornithine-l-aspartate (LOLA) and/or Rifaximin for acute hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 12 May 2015.

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Health Technology Assessment Programme - commissioned call topics of continuing interest

Closing date: 13 May 2015 Publish date: 24 December 2014

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting applications to its commissioned workstream for the following topics of continuing interest:

14/227 - HbA1c targets for patients with type 2 diabetes
14/228 - What is the best way to deliver pre-operative smoking cessation interventions
14/229 - Mechanical Insufflation-Exsufflation devices for assisted cough in neuromuscular disease

The closing date for applications is 13 May 2015, by 1pm.

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Research for Patient Benefit - Invitation for Applications

Closing date: 20 May 2015 Publish date: 30 January 2015

Applications are invited for NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) proposals which are related to the day-to-day practice of health service staff and are concerned with having an impact on the health or well-being of patients and users of the NHS on a wide range of issues. The programme supports applications which are regionally derived and applications which have emerged from interaction with patients and the public, which relate to patient and service user experience, and which have been drawn up in association with a relevant group of service users.

 

Competition 27 opens: 9am, 25 February 2015

Competition 27 closes: 1pm, 20 May 2015

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