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Current research funding opportunities for researchers, research teams and organisations

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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

16/79 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

16/88 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

16/113 Regular home visits to older patients at risk of unscheduled hospitalisation

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

NIHR Cochrane Programme Grant Scheme

Closing date: 30 September 2016 Publish date: 19 August 2016

The NIHR Cochrane Programme Grant Scheme was established to provide high quality systematic reviews that will be of direct benefit to users of the NHS in England. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now invited for a new round of the scheme. Successful EOIs will be invited to submit a full application.

All NHS organisations and Universities in England are eligible to propose programmes, in collaboration with an appropriate Cochrane Co-ordinating Editor or Editor based in England. 

Around 10 awards are likely to be funded. Individual awards will be for a maximum of £420,000 over a period of three years (i.e. a maximum of £140,000 pa); this limit should include full economic costs at 80 per cent where appropriate. In all cases, the value for money of the proposal will be an important selection criterion.

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

 

NIHR Cochrane Programme Grant Scheme

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 


Health Technology Assessment Programme - Researcher -led call

Closing date: 30 November 2016 Publish date: 11 August 2016

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

16/111 - Researcher - led, Expression of Interest to Full proposal

16/110: Researcher - led, Evidence Synthesis Full

The closing date for applications is 1pm, 30 November 2016.

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

For more information and to apply

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:

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

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