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20/142 Prehabilitation: Living with and beyond cancer



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.

We are accepting Stage 1 applications for this funding opportunity.

In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:
We are interested in receiving applications for applied health research studies, to increase the evidence base to support health and care services for people with a new cancer diagnosis, and the role of prehabilitation in their treatment pathway. 

Research proposals must be within the remit of at least one participating NIHR Programme. Applications which span the remit of one or more of the participating NIHR Programmes are welcomed. The Programmes involved in this funding opportunity are:

Webinar and virtual clinics

We will be holding a webinar to discuss this funding opportunity, on 11 January 2021, 9:30-10:30. The webinar will be followed by virtual clinics from 10:30-13:30. This will provide an opportunity for potential applicants to discuss their proposed research with the NIHR team, and where possible, Research Design Service (RDS) colleagues.
Applicants may register to attend just the webinar by emailing their name and institution to If you would like to also join a clinic, please send a one-page PICO summary of your proposed project to, by 5pm on 4 January 2021.
As places are limited, we will then review the submissions and confirm whether you have a place. The intention is for the one-page summary to provide a basis for discussion at the clinic. Please note that there is no guarantee of funding by attending a clinic; the purpose of the clinics is to offer assistance, and advice to potential applicants.


Stage 1 applications received by 1pm on 30 March 2021, and deemed within remit, will be assessed by an NIHR committee during May/June 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be expected to complete a Stage 2 proposal which will be assessed for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money during September/October 2021. Successful applicants will be expected to start work during early 2022.