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NIHR School for Public Health Research



NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR)

The NIHR will invite academic institutions in England to apply to a new open competition to renew and refresh membership of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR).

The renewed SPHR will conduct world-leading research in public health which responds to and meets the needs of local populations, local government and public health bodies, and which addresses the nation’s changing demographics and priority areas for public health research.

The renewed school will aim to continue to strengthen research in public health more broadly, build capacity and fund groundbreaking, internationally relevant research that is key to improving public health policy and practice. There will be a strong emphasis on how the members have previously contributed to improvements and changes to public health policy and practice and how they intend to fund and support novel and ambitious research projects, programmes and schemes.

From 1 April 2022 and for a five year period, funding of at least £25 million will be available to support the school in these functions for the research and capacity building contracts.

More information, including the call specification, will be available once the call launches

Stage 1 Launch Date: Thursday, 8 October 2020

Stage 1 deadline for submission: Thursday, 28 January 2021 at 1:00pm

Stage 2 (if selected at Stage 1) - Business plan development May/June 2021