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Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 30 April 2015 Publish date: 05 February 2015

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

  • 15/15 - HS&DR Researcher-led (Standard – two stage outline to full)
  • 15/16 - HS&DR Researcher-led (Evidence synthesis – one stage straight to full)

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 30 April 2015.

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


Health Innovation Challenge Fund: Call for medtech applications in five theme areas

Closing date: 05 May 2015 Publish date: 27 March 2015

The Health Innovation Challenge Fund (HIC Fund) is run in partnership by the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health.

The scheme aims to accelerate the clinical application of projects that are well advanced along the development pathway.

We are inviting applications from academic, healthcare and commercial sectors in five theme areas:

  • Surgical technologies
  • Innovative diagnostics
  • Trauma and critical care medicine
  • Repurposing of technologies and medicines
  • Biological therapeutics

The lead organisation must be UK-based and carry out R&D in the UK. Overseas collaborators are permitted.

Now open for applications.

The deadline for preliminary applications is Tuesday 5 May 2015 1:00pm.

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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.

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 6 May 2015.

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: 06 March 2015

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

15/26 Interventions for rotator cuff disorders
15/27 Treatment for a dorsally displaced fracture of the distal radius
15/28 Occupational advice initiated prior to planned surgery for lower limb joint replacement
15/29 Fibrin glue for pilonidal disease
15/30 Family-based intervention for the management of asthma in children of south Asian origin
15/32 Antibiotics for acute otitis media with discharge
15/35 Interventions for painful diabetic neuropathy
15/36 Interventions to improve eating ability in children with neurodisability
15/37 Care and support for bereaved parents
15/38 Treating children with simple phobias severe enough to interfere with daily functioning

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

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


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.

 For more information and to apply...


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.

For more information and to apply...


Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 14 May 2015 Publish date: 19 February 2015

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

  • 15/24 - Assessing service models of community mental health response to urgent care needs
  • 15/25 - Evaluating group clinics for people with longterm conditions

The closing date for applications is 14 May 2015, by 1pm

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

 


Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme - Multimorbidities Themed Call

Closing date: 20 May 2015 Publish date: 13 February 2015

The PGfAR Programme is participating in the NIHR Multimorbidities in Older People themed call. Multimorbidities is defined as the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one person.

Applications will be available from 9am on 25 February 2015 and the deadline for applications is 1pm on 20 May 2015.

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Invention for Innovation (i4i) - Multimorbidities Themed Call

Closing date: 20 May 2015 Publish date: 13 February 2015

The i4i Programme is participating in the NIHR Multimorbidities in Older People themed call. Multimorbidities is defined as the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one person.

Applications will open from 9am on 25 February 2015 and the deadline for applications is 1pm on 20 May 2015.

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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.

RfPB applications for the call for research into multimorbidities in older people can be made through Competition 27.

Competition 27 opens: 9am, 25 February 2015

Competition 27 closes: 1pm, 20 May 2015

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Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Multimorbidities Themed Call

Closing date: 20 May 2015 Publish date: 27 January 2015

The HS&DR Programme is participating in the NIHR call for multimorbidities in older people. Multimorbidity is defined as the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one person.

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

 


Public Health Research Programme - Multimorbidities Themed Call

Closing date: 20 May 2015 Publish date: 27 January 2015

The PHR Programme is participating in the NIHR Themed Call for multimorbidities in older people. Multimorbidity is defined as the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one person.

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

 


Health Technology Assessment Programme - Multimorbidities Themed Call

Closing date: 20 May 2015 Publish date: 27 January 2015

The HTA Programme is participating in the NIHR Themed Call for multimorbidities in older people. Multimorbidity is defined as the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one person.

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

 


Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Multimorbidities Themed Call

Closing date: 20 May 2015 Publish date: 27 January 2015

The EME Programme is participating in the NIHR Themed Call for multimorbidities in older people. Multimorbidity is defined as the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one person.

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

 


Invention for Innovation (i4i) - 10th call for Product Development Awards and 5th Call for Challenge Awards

Closing date: 27 May 2015 Publish date: 12 March 2015

Invention for Innovation - Invitation for Applications

Applications are invited for NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) research proposals for translational R&D projects aimed at cultivating new techniques or technologies into innovative interventions which address existing or emerging healthcare needs. i4i supports projects developing innovative medical technology including medical devices, active implantable devices and in vitro diagnostic devices. i4i also supports projects which utilise and develop techniques or technologies from other industry sectors that could have a potential impact if applied in a healthcare setting. 

10th Call for i4i Product Development Awards and 5th Call for i4i Challenge Awards open: 25 March 2015, 9am

Calls close: 27 May 2015, 1pm

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Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 16 June 2015 Publish date: 11 February 2015

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

  • 15/18 Diagnosis and treatment of allergies
  • 15/19 Metabolic liver disease (including NAFLD) 
  • 15/20 Pancreatitis
  • 15/21 Surfactant therapy for bronchiolitis in critically ill infants and children 
  • 15/22 Very low energy diets 
  • 15/23 Mechanisms of action of health interventions

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 16 June 2015.

For more information and to apply...


Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 01 July 2015 Publish date: 04 March 2015

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

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Public Health Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 30 July 2015 Publish date: 17 March 2015

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

15/55 - Researcher-led call

The closing dates for applications is 1pm, 30 July 2015.

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: 03 September 2015 Publish date: 20 March 2015

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting calls to their researcher-led workstream. The deadline for applications is 1pm, 3 September 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: 03 September 2015 Publish date: 17 March 2015

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

15/50 - Public communication for anti-microbial resistance
15/51 - Health Improvement Interventions for gay, bisexual, transgender or other men who have sex with men (MSM)
15/52 - Interventions to target people in mid-life to maintain or take up healthy behaviours
15/53 - Community- based interventions that promote uptake and maintenance of breastfeeding
15/54 - Interventions to promote healthy eating in minority ethnic groups

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 3 September 2015.

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


Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 10 September 2015 Publish date: 24 March 2015

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

15/56 - Evaluating service models of smoking cessation in prison

The closing date for applications is 10 September 2015, by 1pm

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


Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 24 September 2015 Publish date: 06 March 2015

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

15/39 Treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head
15/40 A clinical decision aid to inform the management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men in primary care
15/41 Interventions for adults with spasticity due to Cerebral Palsy
15/42 Multi-modal retinal imaging for surveillance of patients with treated diabetic eye disease
15/43 Extended rehabilitation for older frail people after acute illness or injury 
15/44 Thresholds for intervention in fever among critically ill children
15/45 Specialist intensive rehabilitation for lower limb amputees
15/46 Methylphenidate in cancer-related fatigue

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 24 September 2015.

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


Programme Grants for Applied Research - Invitation for Applications

Closing date: 06 October 2015 Publish date: 25 February 2015

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.

Competition 19 opens: 9am, 2 June 2015

Competition 19 closes: 1am, 6 October 2015

For more details and to apply

Programme Development Grants - Invitation for Applications

Closing date: 13 October 2015 Publish date: 16 March 2015

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.

Competition 14 opens: 9am, 9 June 2015

Competition 14 closes: 1pm, 13 October 2015

 

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