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21/514 NIHR NICE Rolling Call HS&DR


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.

Anyone can submit an idea for a research topic. If you would like to suggest a topic relating to healthcare where you feel more research is needed, please send it to

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme is accepting stage one applications to this funding opportunity. The programme is interested in receiving applications to meet recommendations in research identified in NICE guidance that has been published or updated since 2015.

Proposals must be within the remit of the HS&DR programme and the primary outcome measure must be health related. (This call is also open in the Public Health Research (PHR), Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME), and Health Technology Assessment programmes for proposals which fall within the remit of those programmes - applicants should apply directly to the relevant programme).

In order to apply for this call you will need to carefully review the following documents:

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study Steering Committee and it is important that you read the TSC/SSC Guidance before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.


Proposals received by 1pm on 4 November 2021, and deemed within remit, will be assessed for their importance by the HS&DR Funding Committee in January 2022. Those applications unsuccessful at the remit stage will be notified late November 2021. Shortlisted stage 1 applications from the remit checks will proceed to the January 2022 Funding Committee and will be informed of the outcome in February 2022. Those successful, will have eight weeks to complete and submit a stage 2 application for it to be considered at the May 2022 Funding Committee where it will be considered and assessed for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money.