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20/12 Evaluation of the Low Calorie Diet Programme



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*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.

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The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme is accepting stage 2 applications to their commissioned workstream.

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

Essential instructions for applicants

The deadline for this call been extended due to the current COVID-19 outbreak i.e. the necessary prioritisation of clinical work by researchers. Please note that the application process has been shortened for this call to enable the successful research team(s) to start as soon as possible. Therefore, applicants will need to be aware of the following timeline:

Call open: 26 February 2020
Call close: 1pm on 14 July 2020
Remit and competitive decision notification: 31 July 2020
Budget deadline: 11 August 2020
Funding decision notification: 15 October 2020
Study commencement: 1 December2020

The commissioning process for this call is one-stage, therefore applicants should directly submit an online Stage 2 application; the deadline is 1pm on Tuesday 14 July 2020. In addition, applicants are requested to inform the programme of their intention to submit, via email to by 17 June 2020. Queries relating to this call should be sent to the same address, with the call name in the subject line. No late proposals or paper-based submissions will be considered. The programme will not be able to answer questions sent in less than five working days before the closing date.

Please note there is the option to complete the budget once the remit and competitiveness stage has been passed, if preferred.

All proposals will initially be checked for remit and competitiveness, prior to consideration by the HS&DR committee in July 2020. Applicants will be informed of outcomes by early August 2020.