19/50 Understanding the potential of place to impact health and health inequalities

Application dates: 03 April 2019 to 12 November 2019

The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic:

19/50 Understanding the potential of place to impact health and health inequalities

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

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 12 November 2019.

Virtual clinics

To support this call we are hosting virtual clinics on Friday 28 June 2019. This will provide an opportunity for potential applicants to discuss their proposed research with the PHR team, members of our Prioritisation and Funding Committees and where possible, RDS and CRN colleagues.

The deadline for application to attend a virtual clinic has now passed. We will let you know if you have a place and provide you with your time slot and joining instructions. Please note that there is no guarantee of funding by attending a clinic; the clinics are to offer assistance and advice for potential applicants.


We held a webinar to support applications to this funding opportunity, materials are available below:

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 by 1pm on 12 November 2019, and deemed within remit, will be assessed for their importance to public health by the Prioritisation Committee (PC) in January 2020.

Shortlisted stage 1 proposals from this round will be considered by the Funding Committee (FC) in February 2020, and assessed for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money. Applicants will be informed of the FC's decisions in late February 2020, and successful applicants will be invited to submit a stage 2 application. Applicants have eight weeks to complete and submit a stage 2 application for it to be considered at the June 2020 Funding Committee.

Please note: If a very high response is received, some stage 1 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 stage 1 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.