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Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - call for evidence synthesis teams

Closing date: 05 May 2016 Publish date: 07 April 2016

16/47 - Call for Expressions of Interest: Production of Evidence Syntheses for the HS&DR Programme.

The HS&DR Programme wishes to produce evidence syntheses, which will be of immediate use to the NHS in order to improve the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of the NHS including delivery of services.

The purpose of this call for expressions of interest is to identify suitable applicant teams or reviews units able to undertake batches of evidence syntheses for the HS&DR Programme.

Whilst in the main syntheses will be drawn from existing evidence, on occasion there may be a case for doing a small amount of fieldwork in order to improve the usability of the final output.

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

For more information and to apply please visit www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hs-and-dr-call-for-evidence-synthesis-teams

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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 

Proposals should normally evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a health technology. For diagnostic technologies, researchers may suggest equivalent evaluations.

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 Services and Delivery Research Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 12 May 2016 Publish date: 18 February 2016

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

16/04 - Improving the outputs of National Clinical Audits to support organisations to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes

16/05 - Workforce interventions for the assessment and management of older adult patients with cognitive impairments

The closing date for applications is 12 May 2016, by 1pm

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

HS&DR Programme Commissioned funding opportunities

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 19 May 2016 Publish date: 03 March 2016

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

15/167 - Knee braces in the management of knee osteoarthritis

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

Health Technology Assessment Programme Commissioned funding opportunity

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 19 May 2016 Publish date: 24 February 2016

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

15/154 - Management of thoracolumbar fractures

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

 

Health Technology Assessment Programme commissioned calls

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 19 May 2016 Publish date: 18 February 2016

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

15/33 Promising pharmacological therapy for treatment resistant bipolar depression

16/11 Treating mental health problems associated with a history of complex traumatic events

16/12 Aids to cancer diagnosis in primary care

16/13 Persistent acne in adult women

16/14 Family-based intervention for the management of asthma in children of south Asian origin

16/15 Secondary care treatment for severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

16/16 Carboprost vs oxytocin as the first line treatment of primary postpartum haemorrhage

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

16/18 Topiramate for posttraumatic stress disorder

16/19 Remotely delivered behavioural intervention for tics in children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome

16/20 Treatment of persistent anxiety disorder in adolescents after an inadequate response to low intensity psychological therapy

16/21 Unscheduled Bleeding in Women Using Long Acting Reversible Contraception

16/22 Smoking Cessation Interventions in Children of School Age

16/23 Prescribing high dose fluoride toothpaste to older patients

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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Invention for Innovation (i4i) - 12th call for Product Development Awards

Closing date: 01 June 2016 Publish date: 06 April 2016

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.

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i4i Product Development Awards 

Call 12 opens:  9am, 6 April 2016

Call 12 closes: 1pm, 1 June 2016 


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 are now available.

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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Health Services and Delivery Research Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 23 June 2016 Publish date: 31 March 2016

16/48 – Evaluating the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP)

The HS&DR Programme is interested in receiving applications which address knowledge gaps on the impact and sustainability of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) in England.

Evaluation proposals must include the whole of the NHS DPP, and can include comparison with services provided elsewhere in the UK.

Please note this is a single-stage assessment process, and guidance to applicants needs to be carefully followed.

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 23 June 2016.

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

HS&DR Researcher-led funding opportunity

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

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

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


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

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