Funding to support research

Support NHS research

We invest in research infrastructure - funding people, research centres, networks and other facilities - to support research in the NHS, thereby creating the most integrated health research system in the world.

How to apply

We fund research schools and units at leading universities to generate innovative research to inform health, public health, primary care and social care.

Competition news

We advise applicants to our research programmes regarding their research methodology and fund Clinical Trial Units to support design, development and delivery of quality research projects.

DHSC priorities

Funding to support DHSC priorities

We support the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in awarding research funding to meet their priorities and fund research to support their policy research needs and those of arms-length bodies.