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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Competition 35 Stage 1 Minutes

Contents

Minutes of the Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) funding committee meeting to discuss applications to Competition 35 Stage 1.

Date and Location

06 May 2021 via online video meeting

In attendance

Committee

Professor Kate Jolly (Chair)
Professor Tracy Roberts  (Supporting Chair)
Professor Matthew Hickman
Dr Belinda Lennox
Professor Richard Lilford
Professor Jonathan Mant
Professor Richard Martin
Professor Gavin Murphy
Professor George Peat
Professor Miriam Santer

Programme Director

Professor Elaine Hay

Secretariat

Mr Raj Flora  (NIHR CCF)
Ms Saima Siddiqui (NIHR CCF)
Ms Saprina Harrison (NIHR CCF)
Ms Batool Raza (NIHR CCF)

Observers

Professor Sarah Armstrong
Deputy Director and Professor of Medical Statistics - NIHR RDS EM

Applications to be considered

NIHR203291: Co-production and evaluation of a multicomponent intervention in primary care to increase UPTake of pUlmonary RehabilitatioN for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: The UPTURN stud
Lead Applicant: Dr Jonathan Fuld
Conflicts: Professor Gavin Murphy and Professor Jonathan Mant
Professor Tracy Roberts assumed the chair
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

Professor Kate Jolly resumed the chair
Professor Gavin Murphy and Professor Jonathan Mant returned

NIHR203290: Developing, optimising and implementing a blended digital self-management tReatmEnt for FatigUe in multiplE scLerosis (REFUEL-MS)
Lead Applicant: Professor Rona Moss-Morris
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

NIHR203289: CARE4CF Trial: Can Airway Clearance be Replaced by Exercise for People with CF?
Lead Applicant: Professor Eleanor Main
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

NIHR203287: Empowering Women to be active decision Makers in determining their treatment for Advanced ovarian Cancer: WOMAC
Lead Applicant: Professor Richard Edmondson
Conflicts: Professor Kate Jolly, Professor Richard Lilford and Professor Tracy Roberts
Professor Elaine Hay assumed the chair
Outcome: Reject

Professor Kate Jolly, Professor Richard Lilford and Professor Tracy Roberts returned
Professor Kate Jolly resumed the chair 

NIHR203286: Clinical, cost effectiveness, and acceptability of a multidisciplinary team pathway that specialises in the treatment of severe obesity in patients on the waiting list for primary elective hip and knee replacement surgery
Lead Applicant: Professor Andrew Judge
Conflicts: Professor George Peat and Professor Matthew Hickman
Outcome: Reject

NIHR203285: Increasing access to Effective school-based mental health services; the ACCESS Programme
Lead Applicant: Professor Tamsin Ford
Conflicts: Professor Jonathan Mant
Outcome: Reject

Professor Jonathan Mant returned

NIHR203284: Improving speech and language therapy outcomes for children who have autism and related social communication difficulties
Lead Applicant: Dr Catherine Adams
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

NIHR203283: Optimising the management of blood pressure following hypertensive pregnancy to reduce cardiovascular risk
Lead Applicant: Professor Richard McManus
Conflicts: Professor Belinda Lennox, Professor Jonathan Mant and Professor Matthew Hickman
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

Professor Belinda Lennox, Professor Jonathan Mant and Professor Matthew Hickman returned

NIHR203282: Optimising care for people over 50 with Upper Limb Fractures (UPLIFT)
Lead Applicant: Professor Danielle van der Windt
Conflicts: Professor Elaine Hay, Professor George Peat, Professor Kate Jolly, Professor Richard Lilford and Professor Tracy Roberts
Professor Jonathan Mant assumed the chair
Outcome: Reject

Professor Elaine Hay, Professor George Peat, Professor Kate Jolly, Professor Richard Lilford and Professor Tracy Roberts returned
Professor Kate Jolly resumed the chair

NIHR203278: Healthy Parent Carers: intervention, implementation and evaluation
Lead Applicant: Professor Christopher Morris
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

NIHR203280: Social Prescribing for people to Live ENjoyably with Dementia/memory problems In Daily life SPLENDID
Lead Applicant: Professor George Christopher Fox
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

NIHR203279: RAPID and Efficient Eczema Trials (RAPID programme)
Lead Applicant: Professor Kim Thomas
Conflicts: Professor Miriam Santer and Professor Matthew Hickman
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

Professor Miriam Santer and Professor Matthew Hickman returned
Dr Belinda Lennox left the meeting

NIHR203277: Personalised Care for Early Psychosis
Lead Applicant: Dr Belinda Lennox
Conflicts: Dr Belinda Lennox
Outcome: Shortlisted to Stage 2

Outcomes table 

Funding Committees score applications on a range of 1-10. This table displays the number of applications awarded by mean score. The PGfAR fundable range is 8-10. Applications with a mean score of 6.0-7.9 have the potential to be funded, at the discretion of the Department of Health and Social Care based on recommendations by the Stage 2 and Main Selection Committees.

 

ScoreRangeNumber of applications
9.0 - 10.0 Fundable 1
8.0 - 8.9 Fundable 3
7.0 - 7.9 Fundable 3
6.0 - 6.9 Fundable  
5.0 - 5.9 Rejected 3
4.0 - 4.9 Rejected 3
3.0 - 3.9 Rejected  
2.0 - 2.9 Rejected  
1.0 - 1.9 Rejected