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Programme Grants for Applied Research Outreach Events for Devolved Administrations


24 June 2024


All day event


webinars & in person events

In the autumn of 2023, the NIHR opened available funding to health and social care researchers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (the Devolved Administrations) as well as England. 

The Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) and Programme Development Grants (PDG) funding schemes are excited to welcome applications from the Devolved Administrations (DAs). In order to share this new opportunity with researchers from the DAs a webinar was held on the 16 February 2024 to outline the remit and scope of these funding awards and answer researchers’ questions. If you would like to receive a recording of this webinar, please email


We will be holding further webinars specific to each Devolved Administration throughout June and July. To register please follow the link for the relevant event below:

Scotland - 24 June 11:00-1:00pm - This webinar has taken place, if you would like access to the recording please email 

Wales - 05 July 9:30-11:30 - This webinar has taken place, if you would like access to the recording please email 

Northern Ireland - 17 July 10am-12pm - This webinar has taken place, if you would like access to the recording please email

The agenda for webinars will be:

  • Event waiting room opens (5 minutes)
  • Welcome and Introductions (10 minutes)
  • Aims and scope of PGfAR (20 minutes)
  • Aims and scope of PDG (20 minutes)
  • Q&A session (30 minutes)
  • Closing remarks (5 minutes)

Please note that this webinar is a live event and will be recorded. 

Personal data privacy statement: The NIHR respects the privacy of individuals who share their information, processing it in a manner that meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More details, including information about your rights, can be found in NIHR Privacy Policy. When you register for this event, you will be asked for your name and email address. Only those employees in the NIHR PGfAR/PDG schemes, who are responsible for organising this event, will have access to your information.

In person events:

Further, in order to reach more interested researchers and answer any questions specific to each DA, the PGfAR and PDG team are hosting a series of in-person outreach events. These will give researchers a chance to hear more about the remit of PGfAR and PDG funding, what makes a competitive application and ask questions. These will be full day events and the afternoon sessions will give researchers the opportunity to have a one-to-one session with a member of the PGfAR team to discuss their application ideas and receive feedback. 

Dates for the outreach events are listed below with detailed agendas for each DA to follow. If you would like to attend one of the outreach events please follow the link below to register.

Once agenda’s are in place, further details about one-to-one sessions will be released.


Glasgow, Scotland - 03 October 2024. Register here

Edinburgh, Scotland - 04 October 2024. Register here

Cardiff, Wales  - 24 October 2024. Register here

Belfast, Northern Ireland - 18 November 2024. Register here


We have compiled and answered a list of common questions the Devolved Administrations may have about Programme Grants for Applied Research. Access the FAQs.