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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


NIHR Cochrane Review Incentive Awards

Closing date: 31 August 2016 Publish date: 18 July 2016

The NIHR Cochrane Review Incentive Awards are an annual scheme whereby small incentive payments are offered to Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) for preparing key new or updated Cochrane reviews by agreed dates. Over the past twelve years, over 240 awards have been made.

The 2016 round is now open for applications; the deadline for applications is 31 August 2016

For more information and to apply, please visit the Systematic Reviews Programme funding opportunities webpage: http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/nihr-cochrane-review-incentive-scheme 

NIHR Cochrane Review Incentive Awards

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


NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centres Competition

Closing date: 14 September 2016 Publish date: 06 July 2016

NHS organisations in England, in collaboration with their University partner, are invited to submit an application for consideration for NIHR PSTRC designation and funding. 

The scheme aims to provide NIHR research infrastructure funding for leading NHS/University partnerships in England to pull advances from basic research which could be of relevance to patient safety, into early translational, clinical, applied and health services research, which is of relevance to patient safety.

Funding of around £14m will be invested, over a five-year period from 1 August 2017, depending on receipt of suitable quality applications.

The closing date for submission of a full application by NHS/University partnerships is 14 September 2016 at 13:00.

More information and application guidance

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 15 September 2016 Publish date: 21 July 2016

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

16/73 Treatment for 3 and 4 part proximal humeral fractures

16/74 Optimal treatment strategies for fistulising perianal Crohn’s disease

16/75 Zoledronic acid to reduce fractures in patients with alcoholic liver disease

16/76 Management of an impacted fetal head during emergency caesarean section

16/77 Induction of labour at 39 weeks for predicted macrosomia

16/78 Timing of defibulation surgery for women who have undergone female genital mutilation

16/79 Optimising nutrition during therapeutic hypothermia

16/80 Melatonin for preoperative distress in children

16/81 Intervention to improve the psychological health of people with motor neurone disease

16/82 Self-management of vaginal pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse

16/83 Faecal immunochemical testing in primary care or rapid access clinics

16/84 Simplified sleep restriction in primary care

16/85 Antibiotics for acute otitis media with discharge

16/86 Non-pharmacological interventions to treat visuoperceptual disorders following stroke

16/87 Regular home visits to older patients at risk of unscheduled hospitalisation

16/88 Improving adherence to tuberculosis treatment

16/90 Non-pharmacological and non-surgical interventions for men with lower urinary tract symptoms

16/103 Imaging for detection of osteomyelitis

16/104 Intensive behavioural interventions based on applied behaviour analysis for young children with autism

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

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

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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: 12 July 2016

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

16/71 - Difficult to Treat Severe Asthma

16/70 - Non-Rheumatoid Arthritides

16/67 - Mechanisms of action of health interventions

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

EME Programme Commissioned funding opportunities

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Researcher-led call

Closing date: 01 November 2016 Publish date: 12 July 2016

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

16/68 - 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 1 November 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: 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

Health Technology Assessment Programme - Commissioned call

Closing date: 07 February 2017 Publish date: 22 July 2016

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

16/109 - Reduced fluid resuscitation regimen for burn injuries

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 7 February 2017.

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: 07 February 2017 Publish date: 21 July 2016

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

16/89 Interventions for small bowel Crohn's disease
16/91 Take home naloxone for opiate overdose
16/92 The role of prophylactic antibiotics for botulinum toxin A injections for overactive bladder
16/93 Alpha-2 agonists for sedation in critical care
16/94 Gastric residual volume measurement in mechanically ventilated infants and children
16/95 Management of sexual dysfunction associated with antipsychotic drug therapy
16/96 Standardised diagnostic assessment tool as an adjunct to clinical practice in child and adolescent mental health services
16/97 Antipsychotics for anorexia nervosa
16/98 Down-titration of alendronate dosage
16/99 Primary prevention of variceal bleeding in patients with liver cirrhosis
16/100 Stem cell transplant in adults with severe sickle cell disease
16/101 De-escalation techniques and the use of restrictive interventions in adult mental health units
16/102 Understanding the impact of noisy breathing on carer distress and the use of antimuscarinic drugs at the end of life

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 7 February 2017.

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

Health Technology Assessment Programme commissioned calls

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