NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative launches ‘Innovation Small Funds Competition 2014/15’

Closing date: 24 October 2014 Publish date: 02 September 2014

The NIHR Brain Injury HTC invites applications for innovations in healthcare technologies that address areas of unmet needs in the brain injury patient pathway, from prevention to rehabilitation.

Expressions of interest should now be registered with Mita Brahmbhatt (Programme Manager).

Please include the following information:

•    Full name

•    Role

•    Organisation

•    Title & field of study

•    Any questions

Registration will be logged and a briefing pack will be sent electronically.

Closing date for submission of applications is 24 October 2014, 12pm.

To find out more about the NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operatives please click here.


Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - invitation for applications

Closing date: 30 October 2014 Publish date: 18 June 2014

The EME Programme is accepting applications to its researcher-led workstream. Applicants are invited to apply by 1pm on 30 October 2014.

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Policy Research Programme - Call for Applications (Round 11)

Closing date: 18 November 2014 Publish date: 23 September 2014

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

  •          Improving Quality of Care: A Strategic Research Initiative on Policy Responses to the Francis Inquiry
  •          Understanding the Nature and Frequency of Avoidable Harm In Primary Care

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

This is a one-stage application process.  The deadline for receipt of full applications is 1pm on 18 November 2014.  Any applications submitted after the 1pm deadline will not be considered.

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Public Health Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 11 December 2014 Publish date: 12 August 2014

The PHR Programme is accepting applications to its researcher-led workstream. For this round, the programme is also interested in receiving outline applications in the following areas:

  • Community pharmacy: harnessing the potential, for health and health care
  • Domestic violence and abuse

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 11 December 2014.  

To find out more, please visit www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/phr-researcher-led


Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme - Commissioned calls

Closing date: 17 December 2014 Publish date: 09 July 2014

Proposals are invited on the following commissioning briefs, in the areas of primary research and evidence synthesis:

14/157 - Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions
14/160 - Treatment of first-time traumatic shoulder dislocation
14/161 - Fibre for uncomplicated symptomatic diverticular disease of the large bowel
14/166 - Prevention of parastomal hernia formation
14/168 - Minimally invasive autopsy for fetuses and children based on a combination of post-mortem MRI and endoscopic autopsy examination


The deadline for applications is 1pm, 17 December 2014.

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Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 18 December 2014 Publish date: 25 September 2014

The HS&DR Programme is accepting applications to its commissioned workstream for the following topics:

  • 14/194 - Measuring nursing input, workload, activity and care
  • 14/195 - Medical generalists (in hospitals)
  • 14/196 - Organisation and management of general practice

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 18 December 2014.

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Public Health Research Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 19 December 2014 Publish date: 12 August 2014

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

  • 14/180 - Interventions for hand hygiene to reduce incidence of infectious disease in schools
  • 14/181 - Needle and Syringe Programmes (NSPs) 
  • 14/182 - Interventions to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Young People
  • 14/183 - Interventions to reduce substance use by children and young people
  • 14/184 - Social Marketing Interventions to Reduce Unintended Teenage Pregnancy
  • 14/185 - Weight loss services for men

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 19 December 2014.

To find out more, please visit www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/phr-commissioned

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Health Technology Assessment Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 07 January 2015 Publish date: 25 September 2014

The HTA Programme is accepting applications to its researcher-led workstream in the areas of primary research and evidence synthesis. The deadline for applications is 1pm, 7 January 2015.

For this funding round, the programme are particularly interested in receiving high quality proposals on any aspect of mesothelioma, its prevention, earlier diagnosis, treatment or care (including palliative care) – where there are likely to be benefits for patients or their families. This is part of the NIHR-wide Themed Call on mesothelioma.

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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.

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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