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Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 05 July 2016 Publish date: 16 March 2016

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting applications for the following topics in their commissioned work stream:

16/33 Mechanisms of action of health interventions

16/35 Foetal and Maternal Health Outcomes in Chronic Disease

16/36 Immunotherapy for Type 1 Diabetes

16/43 Clinical efficacy of novel biosensing technologies

16/44 Non-invasive Transcranial Stimulation

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 5 July 2016.

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

EME Commissioned funding opportunities

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 05 July 2016 Publish date: 16 March 2016

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting applications to its researcher-led work stream as follows:

16/34 EME Researcher Led

Applications are sought for research into interventions that are based or used by the NHS and its partners. This document provides the detailed call specification for applications to the EME researcher-led workstream. Applicants should note:

1. applications should focus on establishing efficacy of an intervention;
2. proof of concept in humans for the intervention already needs to be established and should be clearly demonstrated in the application;
3. applications may include embedded mechanistic evaluations, however, stand-alone mechanistic studies are excluded from this call;
4. applications may investigate novel or repurposed interventions and tests;
5. the discovery of new biomarkers is excluded from this call;
6. studies involving incremental or minor improvements to existing technologies are excluded from this call.

The deadline for applications is 5 July 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

Programme Development Grants - Invitation for Applications

Closing date: 22 July 2016 Publish date: 25 May 2016

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 16 opens: 9am, 25 May 2016 

Competition 16 closes: 1pm, 22 July 2016


Programme Grants for Applied Research - Invitation for Applications

Closing date: 27 July 2016 Publish date: 01 June 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 21 opens: 9am, 1 June 2016

Competition 21 closes: 1pm, 27 July 2016


Public Health Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 01 August 2016 Publish date: 05 April 2016

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

16/37 - standard outline proposal

16/38 - evidence synthesis full proposal

The closing dates for applications is 1pm, 1 August  2016.

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

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Research for Patient Benefit Programme Competition 30 - invitation for applications

Closing date: 03 August 2016 Publish date: 29 April 2016

The NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme invites research proposals which are related to the day-to-day practice of health service staff and is concerned with having an impact on the health or well-being of patients and users of the NHS. As a responsive rather than a commissioning programme, RfPB does not seek to name specific topic areas and welcomes applications on a wide range of issues and aims to fund high quality research that will be directed at achieving benefit for users of the NHS in England. 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.

The closing date for applications is 3 August 2016.

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Health Technology Assessment Programme - Researcher -led call

Closing date: 10 August 2016 Publish date: 11 April 2016

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

16/31 - Researcher - led, Expression of Interest to Full proposal

16/32: Researcher - led, Evidence Synthesis Full

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 10 August 2016.

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


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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Public Health Research Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 15 August 2016 Publish date: 15 February 2016

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

15/192 - Interventions to reduce negative health effects associated with noise in the living environment

16/07 – Outdoor green and blue spaces

16/08 - Loneliness and unwanted social isolation

16/09 – Community Engagement

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

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


Tackling antimicrobial resistance: behaviour within and beyond the healthcare setting

Closing date: 08 September 2016 Publish date: 19 May 2016

The ESRC, in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) are pleased to invite applications for cross disciplinary proposals on the topic of behaviour relating to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

For more information about the call click here

Link to ESRC call

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 08 September 2016 Publish date: 15 April 2016

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

16/52 - Researcher-led (standard)

16/53 - Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

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

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


Health Technology Assessment Programme - commissioned call

Closing date: 15 September 2016 Publish date: 26 February 2016

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting expressions of interest applications to their commissioned workstream for primary research in the following topics:

16/17 - Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent recurrent lower respiratory tract infections in children with neurological impairment

16/22 - Smoking cessation interventions in children of school age

These topics have been identified as an opportunity for collaboration between Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) HTA Programme and we welcome joint applications from Australian and UK researchers in addition to standalone applications from UK based researchers.

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

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

HTA Commissioned calls webpage

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 15 September 2016 Publish date: 18 February 2016

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

16/24 Biological response modifier drugs for rare autoimmune diseases

16/25 Poorly controlled diabetes and outcomes of elective surgery

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

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

HTA Commissioned funding opportunities

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 01 November 2016 Publish date: 25 May 2016

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting applications for the following topic in their commissioned work stream:

16/61 Evaluation of new surgical procedures through the use of novel study designs

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 1 November 2016.

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


Public Health Research Programme -Commissioned call

Closing date: 05 December 2016 Publish date: 27 April 2016

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

16/39 Mid-life and physical exercise

16/40 Preventing road injuries

16/41 Sedentary behaviour

16/50 Sun exposure

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 5 December 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

Research Commissioning and Management Facilities – Invitation to Tender

Closing date: 31 December 2099 Publish date: 09 June 2016

The Department of Health is starting the procurement process for suppliers to provide the following research commissioning and management facilities from April 2018:

  • NIHR Evaluations, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC)

  • Central Commissioning Facility (CCF)

  • NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (NOCRI)

The Department will be holding a Supplier Information Event on Wednesday 6th July at The Wesley, Euston House, 81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ. Further information can be found within the Prior Information Notice