17/04 - Public mental health **WEBINAR AVAILABLE FOR THIS TOPIC**

The Public Health Research Programme are accepting outline applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic:

17/04 Public mental health

In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 1 August 2017.

Proposals received by 1pm, 1 August 2017, and deemed within remit, will be assessed for their importance to public health by the Programme Advisory Board (PAB) in September 2017.

Outline proposals from this round will be considered by the Research Funding Board (RFB) in October 2017, and assessed for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money. Applicants will be informed of the RFB's decisions in November 2017, and successful outline proposal applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Applicants have eight weeks to complete and submit a full application for it to be considered at the February 2018 RFB.

Webinar

We are holding a webinar to support on Wednesday 31 May 2017, 10:30-11:30am, entitled "The importance of Public Mental Health", presented by Iris Elliott of the Mental Health Foundation.

If you would like to attend either of these webinars, please register your interest using our sign-up form.

Supporting information

*Please note: This document is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the on-line application form only, for example to see how many characters are accepted in each section and how the printed complete form is laid out. Please do not try to use this as an application form, you must apply using the online form available through the links available when calls are open. You should also refer to the application form guidance notes which can be found next to the ‘Apply Now’ button.

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study/Trial Steering Committee and it is important that you read the TSC/SSC Guidance before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.

Assessment dates

Proposals received in this call will be assessed at the Research Funding Board in October 2017 (outline applications) and February 2018 (full applications).

Please note: If a very high response is received, some outline applications may not be taken forward for further assessment if they are deemed to be non-competitive and/or it may be necessary to defer some outline applications until a later date. 'Non-Competitive' means that a proposal is not of a sufficiently high standard to be taken forward for further assessment in comparison with other proposals received and funded by the PHR Programme because it has little or no realistic prospect of funding. This may be because of scientific quality, cost, scale/duration, or the makeup of the project team.