Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 07 October 2014 Publish date: 04 June 2014

Commissioned call for research proposals:

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

  • 14/142 - Mechanisms of action of health interventions
  • 14/144 - Bowel control and faecal incontinence in adults
  • 14/145 - Pituitary and/or adrenal disorders and related diseases 
  • 14/146 - Renal failure resulting from intrinsic renal diseases 
  • 14/147 - Wound healing

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 7 October 2014.

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - applications invited

Closing date: 07 October 2014 Publish date: 03 June 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 Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) call through this competition.

The closing date for applications is 7 October 2014 at 13:00.

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Programme Development Grants - Invitation for applications

Closing date: 14 October 2014 Publish date: 10 June 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 Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People Themed Call through this competition.

The closing date for applications is 14 October 2014 at 13:00.

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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.

For more information and to apply...