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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Competition 36 Stage 2 Minutes Committee B


Published: 05 May 2022

Version: 1.0 May 2022

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Minutes of the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Sub-Committee B meeting to discuss stage 2 applications to Competition 36. 

Date and Location

Meeting held on 03 March 2022 at British Medical Association, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP 

In attendance

Committee Members

Professor Kate Jolly (Chair) 
Professor Simon Heller (Supporting Chair)
Professor Garry Barton
Professor Sarah Dean
Reverend Stephen Habgood
Professor Clare Jinks
Professor Belinda Lennox
Mrs Rita Long
Professor Richard Martin
Dr Catriona McDaid
Professor George Peat
Professor Mari Carmen Portillo
Mrs Angela Ruddock
Professor Simon Skene
Professor Jackie Sturt

Programme Director

Professor Elaine Hay


Mr Raj Flora (NIHR CCF)
Ms Saima Siddiqui (NIHR CCF)
Ms Fiona Giles (NIHR CCF)
Ms Saprina Harrison (NIHR CCF)
Ms Zaynab Manea (NIHR CCF


Ms Julie Stone, Public Member


Professor Laura Gray (Written comments)
Professor Paula Lorgelly (Written comments)
Professor Vari Drennan (Written comments)

Applications considered

Professor Simon Heller assumed the chair

NIHR203670: TailorEd iNtervention for brain HeAlth aNd Cognitive Enrichment (ENHANCE)
Lead Applicant: Dr Sergi Costafreda Gonzalez
Conflicts: Professor Sarah Dean
Outcome: Conditional Support (phased fund)

NIHR203671: Hip Implant Prosthesis Programme for the Younger total hip replacement patient (HIPPY)
Conflicts: Professor Sarah Dean, Dr Catriona McDaid, Professor Richard Martin and Professor George Peat
Outcome: Conditional Support (phased fund)

Professor Kate Jolly resumed the chair

NIHR203678: Shared decision Aids To Improve Non-union fracture management (SATIN): Intervention Development Research.
Lead Applicant: Dr Anthony Howard
Conflicts: Dr Catriona McDaid and Professor Claire Jinks
Outcome: Reject

NIHR203680: Psychosocial support for people affected by Genetic and Non-Memory Led Dementias: developing digital provision and understanding the role of existing TALKing therapy services (GNMLD-TALK).
Lead Applicant: Dr Joshua Stott
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support (phased fund)


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.

MeanRangeNumber of applications
9.0 - 10.9 Fundable 0
8.0 - 8.9 Fundable 1
7.0 - 7.9 Fundable 1
6.0 - 6.9 Funable 1
5.0 - 5.9 Rejected 1
4.0 - 4.9 Rejected 0
3.0 - 3.9 Rejected 0
2.0 - 2.9 Rejeced 0
1.0 - 1.9 Rejected 0