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 Latest Calls For Proposals

Expand/Collapse Published Date : 21/03/2014 ‎(1)
Health Technology Assessment Programme - invitation for applicationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The focus of this call is for research that will demonstrate particular design features to allow more rapid conduct and/or lower costs, when benchmarked against conventional pragmatic multicentre trials, while still providing data sufficiently robust to guide NHS or patient decisions.
Proposals can be in any specialty area provided they are within the remit of the programme. The closing date for applications is 16 July 2014, by 1pm. 

You can also sign up to a webinar about the call with Dr Peter Davidson, Director of NETSCC, HTA. The webinar will be held on 4 April 2014, 1-2pm.
For full details and to apply, please visit the HTA researcher-led webpage.
Link to Page: Read more and apply
Closing Date: 16/07/2014
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Health Technology Assessment Programme - invitation for applicationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme Commissioned calls for research proposals:

Proposals are invited on a number of commissioning briefs, in the areas of primary research and evidence synthesis:

• 14/27 - Interventions for antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia
• 14/30 - Multi-modal retinal imaging for surveillance of patients with treated diabetic eye disease
• 14/32 - Quantitative fetal fibronectin for ruling out preterm labour
• 14/31 - CT and MRI for women with ovarian cancer
• 14/33 - Self-monitoring for age-related macular degeneration
• 14/34 - Treatment of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head
• 14/35 - Opioids in chronic non-malignant pain
• 14/36 - Risks and benefits of bisphosphonates in patients with osteoporosis and renal impairment
• 14/37 - Surfactant therapy for critically ill infants with bronchiolitis
• 14/38 - Optimum threshold for intervening with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for infants with bronchiolitis
• 14/39 - Non-implanted bone conduction hearing aids vs grommets for glue ear in children who have Down syndrome
• 14/40 - A permissive approach to fever in critically ill children
• 14/41 - Harm reduction intervention for severe alcohol dependence among people who are homeless
• 14/42 - Preoperative alcohol cessation prior to elective surgery
• 14/43 - Guided self-help for depression in adults with autism spectrum disorder
• 14/44 - What is the best way to deliver pre-operative smoking cessation interventions
• 14/45 - Chondroitin sulphate for people with hand osteoarthritis to improve hand function and pain
• 13/136 - HbA1c targets for people with type 2 diabetes
• 13/137 - Interventions to increase the uptake of diabetic retinopathy screening
• 13/138 - Managing diabetes in people with dementia
• 13/150 - Self-sampling for sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men
• 13/151 - Interventions for small bowel Crohn’s disease
• 13/152 - Surgical interventions for renal stones
• 13/153 - Ablative techniques for liver metastases
• 13/154 - Early warning signs of relapse in schizophrenia
• 13/155 - Relapse prevention interventions for smoking cessation

The deadline for these applications is 1pm, 8 May 2014.

• 14/26 - Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS): primary care intervention
• 14/28 - Covered versus uncovered self-expanding metal bowel stents
• 14/29 - Enhancing health related quality of life in children who live with a primary carer with serious mental illness

The deadline for these applications is 1pm, 16 August 2014.
Link to Page: Read more and apply
Closing Date: 16/08/2014
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Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme - Researcher Led and Commissioned applications invitedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The EME Programme is accepting applications to its researcher-led workstream. Applicants are invited to apply by 1pm on 17 June 2014. More information on how to apply can be found on the EME researcher-led call webpage - http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/eme-researcher-led

The EME Programme is also accepting applications to its commissioned workstream for the following topics:

• 14/37 - Surfactant therapy for critically ill infants with bronchiolitis - closes 8 May 2014
• 14/24 - Mechanisms of action of health interventions - closes 3 June 2014

More information on how to apply can be found on the EME commissioned call webpage - http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/eme-commissioned
Link to Page: Find out more
Closing Date: 17/06/2014
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Research for Patient Benefit Programme - invitation for applicationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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.

Please note, in addition to usual commissioning arrangements, researchers can apply to the Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People Call through this competition.

The closing date for applications is 21 May 2014 at 13:00.
Link to Page: Read more and apply
Closing Date: 21/05/2014
Programme Grants for Applied Research - invitation for applicationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research programme invites Stage 1 research proposals to develop individual research programmes, in response to the NIHR's themed call on Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People. 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.

The closing date for applications is 21 May 2014 at 13:00.
Link to Page: Read more and apply
Closing Date: 21/05/2014
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Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme - commissioned callsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Applicants are invited to submit proposals on the following commissioning briefs by 1pm on 15 May 2014:

• 14/46 Research into organisation of surgical services for the twenty-first century
• 14/47 Research on workforce implications of moving care out of hospital
Link to Page: Read more and apply
Closing Date: 15/05/2014
Expand/Collapse Published Date : 17/02/2014 ‎(1)
NIHR Blood & Transplant Research Units competition 2014Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
A new, open competition to fund a number of NIHR Blood & Transplant Research Units (NIHR BTRUs) has now opened. NIHR BTRUs will be partnerships between universities and NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT), in a range of priority areas. The NIHR BTRUs will act as centres of excellence in multidisciplinary research in support of NHSBT.

From 1 October 2015, research funding of £15m over five years will be awarded through open competition to universities in England in partnership with NHSBT, to form NIHR BTRUs.

The closing date for submission of applications by universities in England that are interested in being considered for NIHR BTRU award is 17 April 2014 at 1.00pm.
Link to Page: Read more
Closing Date: 17/04/2014
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NIHR Themed Call: Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The National Institute for Health Research has issued a call for evaluative research for long-term conditions in children and young people.

The research should aim to provide the evidence base to improve the health outcomes for children and young people that result from long-term conditions. The call is in support of the annual report of the Chief Medical Officer 2012 entitled “Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays”.

A writing workshop for researchers considering applying to this call for research has been developed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS).
Link to Page: Read more and apply
Closing Date: 24/05/2014
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NIHR HS&DR Programme - commissioned and research led applications invitedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Funding opportunities with the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme

Applicants are invited to submit proposals on:

• 14/19 -  Follow-on studies to funded HS&DR projects

The closing date for applications is 1pm on 10 April 2014:

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The HS&DR Programme is also accepting applications to its researcher-led workstream - The closing date for applications is 1pm on 25 April 2014.

For more information and to access the application form and guidance notes for these funding opportunities, please visit the HS&DR webpage.
Link to Page: Read more and apply
Closing Date: 25/04/2014
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Policy Research Programme: Call for ApplicationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Department of Health Policy Research Programme invites applications in the following four areas:

1. Realising the Benefits and Tracking the Impact of Medical Revalidation

2. Evaluation of the Impact of Care Experience Prior to Undertaking NHS Funded Education and Training

3. Developing Methods for Retrospective Assessment Against the NHS Outcomes Framework to Understand the Contribution of the NHS and Partner Organisations

4. Developing Methods for Assessing Avoidable Severe Harm Attributable to Problems in Hospital Care.

This is a one-stage application process. The deadline for receipt of full applications is 1pm on 25 March 2014. Any applications submitted after the 1pm deadline will not be considered.
Link to Page: Read the research specifications, application form and guidance notes
Closing Date: 25/03/2014
Expand/Collapse Published Date : 24/01/2014 ‎(2)
NIHR EME Programme - new commissioned callUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The EME Programme is accepting applications to its commissioned workstream for the following topic:

• 13/161 Self-harm and suicidal behaviours

The deadline for applications is 1pm on 3 June 2014.

The commissioning brief, application form and guidance notes are all available on the EME commissioned call webpage.
Link to Page: Read more and apply
Closing Date: 03/06/2014
NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme vacanciesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Director of Research and Development for the Department of Health wishes to contract with an institution for two part-time positions* (1 day per week):

• Programme Director of the NIHR PHR Programme
• Chair of the funding board for the NIHR PHR Programme

The PHR Programme was established in 2008. It is a key component of the NIHR, complementing other NIHR programmes and initiatives. The PHR Programme funds research to evaluate non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health. The scope is multi-disciplinary and broad, covering a wide range of interventions that improve public health.
  
* Applications are welcome from candidates who may also want to combine the two roles.

More details about the programme can be found at www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/phr
Link to Page: Read more and apply
Closing Date: 28/02/2014
Expand/Collapse Published Date : 10/01/2014 ‎(1)
NIHR EME Programme - new commissioned callsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The EME Programme is accepting applications to its commissioned workstream for the following topics:

• Tests for assessing the risk of pre-eclampsia - closes 3 March 2014
 
• Stratified medicine in non-cancerous conditions - closes 3 June 2014

You can register for one of our webinars to learn more about these calls:

• Tests for assessing the risk of pre-eclampsia - 30 January 2014, 15:00-15:45
• Stratified medicine in non-cancerous conditions - 25 March 2014, 11:00-11:45
Link to Page: Read more, register and apply
Closing Date: 03/06/2014
Expand/Collapse Published Date : 10/12/2013 ‎(1)
Programme Development Grants - applications invitedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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 Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) call through this competition.

The closing date for applications is 4 March 2014 at 13:00.
Link to Page: read more and apply
Closing Date: 04/03/2014
Expand/Collapse Published Date : 04/12/2013 ‎(1)
New funding opportunities with the NIHR Public Health Research ProgrammeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The PHR Programme is now accepting applications to its researcher-led workstream. In addition to applications under the normal remit, we are looking for applications under the following areas:

Highlight notices:
• Evaluating interventions for health improvement in homeless people
• Evaluating public health interventions by utilising pre-existing data

Applicants are invited to submit proposals on the following topics by 1pm, on 1 April 2014.
Link to Page: Read more and apply
Closing Date: 01/04/2014
Expand/Collapse Published Date : 03/12/2013 ‎(1)
Programme Grants for Applied Research - invite for proposalsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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 18 March 2014 at 13:00.
Link to Page: PGfAR - how to apply
Closing Date: 18/03/2014
Expand/Collapse Published Date : 13/11/2013 ‎(1)
MRC & other fundersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
MRC, in partnership with the DH, Wellcome Trust, CRUK, BHF, ARUK and Research Councils are seeking expressions of interest from internationally recognised institutions with a proven track record in cutting-edge clinical research. Discussions are also on-going with devolved administrations about the potential for partnership funding.

The overall objectives of this initiative will be to support innovation in clinical research - funding the novel technologies and facilities, which will most effectively advance the UK’s ability to explore new areas in clinical research, and to enhance translational capability and partnerships with industry.
 
The call will be organised around three themes:

1. Innovative technologies for stratified and experimental medicine (including clinical sensing & imaging and ex vivo analysis).

2. Dementia research. As well as public sector funding for the UK Dementia Platform (Neurodegeneration Programme), partners will consider discrete proposals for other clinical research technology enhancements for dementia and neurodegeneration.

3. Single cell-level functional genomics

Expressions of interest are invited by 7 January 2014 with funding decisions made in July for spend in 2015/16.
Link to Page: read more and apply
Closing Date: 07/01/2014
Expand/Collapse Published Date : 05/11/2013 ‎(1)
Policy Research Programme Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The Department of Health Policy Research Programme invites stage 1 outline applications in the following two areas:

• The Role of Community Pharmacy in Public Health

• Improving the Health of the Poorest Fastest: Vulnerable Populations in Local Communities

To access the research specifications, application form and guidance notes, please visit the Policy Research Programme

This is a two-stage application process.  The deadline for receipt of stage 1 applications is 1pm on 10 December 2013.  Any applications submitted after the 1pm deadline will not be considered.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their stage 1 application approximately nine weeks after the submission date.  Researchers with applications shortlisted at stage 1 will be invited to submit a stage 2 application which will need to be submitted by 01 April 2014.
Link to Page: Policy Research Programme Website
Closing Date: 10/12/2013
Expand/Collapse Published Date : 30/07/2013 ‎(1)
NIHR Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Themed CallUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
We are pleased to announce that the NIHR Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Themed Call has now opened. The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME), Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programmes are now all accepting applications. Other participating NIHR research programmes* will follow over the coming months with application forms becoming available between July and December 2013.  Please check the AMR Themed Call website for further information.

This call is for research into the evaluation of public health measures, health care interventions and health services to reduce the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance and consequent morbidity.

* Invention for Innovation (i4i), Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR), Public Health Research (PHR), Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB), and the NIHR Fellowships Programmes
Link to Page: Useful resources and information on how you can apply
Closing Date: 31/12/2013