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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Competition 30 Stage 2 minutes


Minutes of the Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Sub-Committee D meeting to discuss applications to Competition 30 Stage 2.

Date and location

Meeting held 06 March 2020 at ETC Venues, Avonmouth House, 6 Avonmouth Street, London, SE1 6NX.

In attendance

Committee Members

Professor Marian Knight (Chair)
Professor Jonathan Mant (Supporting Chair)
Professor Christopher Armitage
Professor Cindy Cooper
Professor Willie Hamilton
Ms Denise Howel
Mr Philip Hurst
Professor Clare Jinks
Dr Steven Lane
Professor Richard Lilford
Professor Martin Orrell
Professor Katherine Payne
Mrs Angela Ruddock
Professor Caroline Sanders
Dr Edward Wilson

Programme Director

Professor Elaine Hay


Mr Rajinder Flora (NIHR CCF)
Ms Fiona Giles (NIHR CCF)
Ms Amrit Mann (NIHR CCF)
Ms Indira Hoti (NIHR CCF)


Professor Wei Gao (King’s College London)
Dr Catriona McDaid (University of York)
Dr Sue Povall (NIHR Research Design Service, North West)

PGfAR applications considered

NIHR201608: Both EARS training package (BEARS) to maximise hearing abilities in teenage bilateral cochlear implant users
Lead Applicant:
Dr Deborah Vickers
Lead Assessors: Richard Lilford (1), Cindy Cooper (2)
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional support (phased fund)

NIHR201623: Patient-centred treatment with antipsychotics for psychosis: improving patient experience and engagement by developing and evaluating a complex intervention
Lead Applicant:
Dr Richard Drake
Lead Assessors: Martin Orrell (1), Willie Hamilton (2)
Conflicts: Professor Christopher Armitage, Professor Katherine Payne and Professor Caroline Sanders
Outcome: Reject

Professor Christopher Armitage, Professor Katherine Payne and Professor Caroline Sanders returned.

NIHR201052: Improving the Management of Abnormal Glucose In Cystic Fibrosis Diabetes: MAGIC Programme
Lead Applicant: Professor Jackie Sturt
Lead Assessors: Cindy Cooper (1), Martin Orrell (2)
Conflicts: Professor Wei Gao and Professor Richard Lilford
Outcome: Reject

Professor Wei Gao and Professor Richard Lilford returned.
Ms Denise Howel and Professor Martin Orrell left the meeting.

NIHR201137: DELAY NOW: implementation package targeting DELAYed NO and immediate antibiotic prescription with Web- based support.
Lead Applicant: Professor Paul Little
Lead Assessors: Willie Hamilton (1), Richard Lilford (2)
Conflicts: Professor Martin Orrell
Outcome: Reject

Outcomes table

Funding Committees score applications on a range of 1-10. This table displays the number of applications awarded each score in the committee meeting for PGfAR Competition 30 Stage 2. No ranking within columns should be inferred. PGfAR will fund applications that score in the range of 6-10, although a score of 6-10 does not guarantee funding. In exceptional circumstances and with approval from the Programme Director, applications may be invited/funded that fall below the fundable range (scoring 1-5).

ScoreRangeNumber of applications
10 Fundable 0
9 Fundable 0
8 Fundable 5
7 Fundable 1
6 Fundable 3
5 Not fundable 1
4 Not fundable 2
3 Not fundable 0
2 Not fundable 0
1 Not fundable 0