18/173 Digital technologies to improve health and care

Digital Technologies to Improve Health and Care

Due to the scope of this call we expect to receive applications which span the remit of more than one of the participating programmes (EME, HTA, HSDR and PHR) . To enable applicants to develop their research proposal without concern for individual programme remits, applications will be submitted to one cross programme team, rather than to individual programmes.

Application dates: 07 November 2018 to 19 March 2019


We are accepting stage 1 applications for this primary research topic:

18/173 Digital technologies to improve health and care

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

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 19 March 2019.

Applications for technology in development stage

The participating programmes are unable to fund studies where the main focus of the work is the development of the technology. However, the Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme (not part of this call) may be relevant.


Listen to Professor Jeremy Wyatt, Professor of Digital Healthcare at the University of Southampton, and Clinical Advisor on New Technologies at RCP London, explain why the NIHR is seeking to fund more research into Digital Health, and what kind of proposals we would like to see.


Watch our webinar for more information.

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.

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study 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.