19/57 Continuing priority research topics of interest to the PHR Programme

Application dates: 30 April 2019 to 23 July 2019

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

19/57 Continuing priority research topics of interest to the PHR Programme

For this call, we wish to draw your attention to the following commissioning briefs that we have previously advertised. These represent enduring gaps in our portfolio that we would like to fill with high quality research.

In future, commissioned calls against which we have failed to fund sufficient research will remain open and highlighted on this page, in order to stimulate research activity in these areas of need. If you have ideas, we would like to hear from you and can offer early, informal feedback on your proposed research to advise on its fit with the call and the PHR Programme. Please email phr@nihr.ac.uk.

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

Commissioning briefs

Guidance & Supporting Information

The deadline for applications is 1pm, 23 July 2019.

You can find out what research we have commissioned in any area of interest by exploring our portfolio of funded research on the NIHR Open Data Platform and the NIHR Journals Library.

If you are interested in applying for one of these funding opportunities, please refer to the relevant commissioning brief in your Stage 1 application form (section 2 of the Research plan). However, please bear in mind that the commissioning briefs, along with the underpinning literature searches, have not been updated since originally written.

If you are considering applying for one of these funding opportunities, please review the PHR Programme’s remit, and note that we are particularly interested in funding evaluations of population level interventions and systems-based approaches to intervention.

Please note: This call does not replace the researcher-led call. We are still interested in receiving applications across all relevant research areas within the remit of the PHR Programme. You can apply at any time, but the Prioritisation Committee and Funding Committee meet three times per year, with deadlines for application typically in July, November and March.

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 23 July 2019, and deemed within remit, will be assessed for their importance to public health by the Prioritisation Committee (PC) in September 2019.

Shortlisted stage 1 applications from this round will be considered by the Funding Committee (FC) in October 2019, and assessed for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money. Applicants will be informed of the FC's decisions in late October 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 February 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.