Programme Development Grants - Competition 24

Application dates: 31 January 2019 to 27 March 2019

Applications are invited for Programme Development Grant funding. Programme Development Grants are designed to increase the rate and number of successful applications for a full Programme Grant by supporting the completion of the necessary preparatory work to suitably position the research team to submit a competitive Programme Grant application. Individual awards are for a maximum of £100k over a period of six to eighteen months. The amount of funding awarded, however, is determined by the scale and nature of the research activity to be conducted.

PDG are currently participating in the following NIHR Themed Calls:

Frailty - ‘Improving the outcomes of health and social care for frail people and their carers’ - Proposals are invited for health and social care research that slows or prevents further declines in health, or supports/promotes healthy ageing, independence, and wellbeing. Research should take into account the wider health and social care needs of the individual and their family or other carers. This themed call will apply to Competitions 24 and 25.

Pain – ‘The management of chronic pain’ - Proposals are invited that address the management of chronic pain. A wide range of different interventions may be used in the management of chronic pain, including pharmacological, psychological, physical, surgical and other forms of therapy. This themed call will apply to Competitions 24 and 25.

For further details, including ongoing NIHR Highlight Notices, please see https://www.nihr.ac.uk/themedcalls. Please note that PGfAR’s researcher led calls are open to all relevant research areas, and do not just include Themed Calls and Highlight Notices. If you are responding to a themed call or highlight notice, please indicate this in the application form in Section 6, Research Plan, Question 1 ‘What is the problem being addressed?’  


Please note that the PDG researcher led call is open to all relevant research areas, and does not just include these highlight notice/themed call. If you are responding to the highlight notice, please indicate this in the application form in Section 9, Question 1 ‘What is the problem being addressed?’. 

The submission deadline for applications is 1pm on 27 March 2019.

 

 

Supporting information

*This document is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the online application form only. Please do not try to use this as an application form. You must apply using the online form available through the above RMS link, available when calls are open.

Applications to PGfAR are made with the support of an NHS body and other providers of NHS services in England. If an application is successful, a contract will be placed with that organisation for delivery of the research and all funds for the research will be paid to the NHS organisation or other provider of NHS services.