Research for Patient Benefit Programme - Competition 36

Application dates: 04 April 2018 to 18 July 2018

Applications are invited for research proposals that are concerned with the day-to-day practice of health service staff, and which have the potential to have an impact on the health or wellbeing of patients and users of the NHS. As a response mode researcher-led programme, RfPB does not specify topics for research, but encourages proposals for projects which address a wide range of health service issues and challenges.  

The programme aims to fund high quality quantitative and qualitative research with a clear trajectory to patient benefit. It particularly encourages applications that have a strong element of interaction with patients and the public, and which have been conceived in association with a relevant group of service users.


*This document is to be used as a guide and to assist with the completion of the online application form only. Please DO NOT use this as an application form. You must apply using the online form available through the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCFResearch Management System (RMS).

Applications to RfPB 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.