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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Competition 33 Stage 2 minutes


Minutes of the Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Sub-Committee D meeting to discuss applications to Competition 33 Stage 2.

Date and Location

Meeting held 4 March 2021 via online video meeting.

In attendance


Professor Tracy Roberts (Chair)
Professor Wei Gao
Professor Willie Hamilton
Mr Philip Hurst
Professor Clare Jinks
Professor Richard Lilford
Dr Catriona McDaid
Mrs Ngawai Moss
Professor Felicity Murtagh
Professor Martin Orrell
Professor Katherine Payne
Professor Stephen Walters
Dr Ed Wilson

Programme Director

Professor Elaine Hay


Mr Raj Flora (NIHR CCF)
Dr Lauren Back (NIHR CCF)
Ms Amrit Mann (NIHR CCF)
Ms Batool Khan (NIHR CCF)

Written Comments

Dr Steve Gillard


Mr Jeremy Taylor, NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination
Ms Candace Imison, NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination
Dr Xiao-Yang (Mio) Hu, NIHR Research Design Service, South Central

Applications considered

NIHR202345: The clinical, social and cost effectiveness of a decision support tool to optimise community-based tailored management of sleep (TIMES) for people living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and sleep disturbance TIMES –TaIlored ManagEment of Sleep
Lead Applicant: Professor George Christopher Fox
Conflicts: Dr Ed Wilson, Professor Felicity Murtagh and Professor Martin Orrell
Outcome: Conditional Support (phased fund)

Dr Ed Wilson, Professor Felicity (Fliss) Murtagh and Professor Martin Orrell returned

NIHR202337:The IDentification of Stroke aeTiology to Reduce reOccurrence of stroKe and vascular Events (ID-STROKE)
Lead Applicant:Dr Emma Bray
Conflicts: Professor Stephen Walters
Outcome: Reject

Professor Stephen Walters returned.
Professor Richard Lilford left the meeting

NIHR202358: Improving outcomes for children and young people with diabetes from socio-economically deprived and/or ethnic minority groups.
Lead Applicant: Professor Timothy Barrett
Conflicts: Professor Tracy Roberts and Professor Richard Lilford
Professor Elaine Hay assumed the chair
Outcome: Conditional Support (phased fund)

Professor Tracy Roberts returned and resumed the chair

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. 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
9.1-10 Fundable  0
8.1-9 Fundable  0
7.1-8 Fundable  1
6.1-7 Fundable  1
5.1-6 Fundable  0
4.1-5 Rejected  0
3.1-4 Rejected  1
2.1-3 Rejected  0
1.1-2 Rejected  0
0.1-1 Rejected  0