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Programme Grants for Applied Research Sub-committee C - Competition 33 Stage 2 minutes


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

Date and Location

Meeting held 26 February 2021 via online video meeting

In Attendance


Professor Kate Jolly (Chair)
Professor Garry Barton
Professor Laura Gray
Professor Catherine Haighton
Professor Belinda Lennox
Professor Richard Martin
Professor Gavin Murphy
Mrs Angela Ruddock
Professor Carolyn Tarrant
Professor Sandy Tubeuf
Dr Obioha Ukoumunne
Professor Richard Watt
Ms Jane Whitehurst

Programme Director

Professor Elaine Hay


Mr Raj Flora NIHR CCF
Dr Katie Cook,  NIHR CCF
Ms Saima Siddiqui,  NIHR CCF
Ms Lauren Back,  NIHR CCF
Ms Amrit Mann,  NIHR CCF
Ms Batool Khan,  NIHR CCF


Professor Vari Drennan (written comments provided)


Dr Lindsay Forbes, University of Kent
Mrs Rosemary Greenwood, NIHR Research Design Service, South West

Applications considered

NIHR202341: Physical Activity in Rare Neurological Conditions
Lead Applicant: Dr Gita Ramdharry and Professor Monica Busse
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

Professor Sandy Tubeuf left the meeting
Dr Obioha Ukoumunne left the meeting

NIHR202338: Development and testing of an intervention to improve Recovery after an Episode of Delirium (RecoverED study)
Lead Applicant:Professor Louise Allan and Professor Linda Clare
Conflicts: Dr Obioha Ukoumunne
Outcome: Conditional Support (phased fund)

Dr Obioha Ukoumunne returned

NIHR202349: Personalising renal function monitoring and interventions in people living with heart failure: RENAL-HF
Lead Applicant: Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed 
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support (phased fund)

Professor Garry Barton left the meeting

NIHR202351: Traumatic Brain Injury Coagulopathy: Saving Lives, Improving Outcomes
Lead Applicant: Professor Karim Brohi
Conflicts: Professor Garry Barton
Outcome: Resubmission

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  1
7.1-8 Fundable  1
6.1-7 Fundable  0
5.1-6 Fundable  1
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