This site is optimised for modern browsers. For the best experience, please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.

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 - published from 2015 onwards.

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.


Call open: 29 April 2021
Call close: 1pm on 07 October 2021
Remit and competitive decision notification: by late October 2021 (only if unsuccessful)
Stage 1 Shortlisting decision notification: by 31 November 2021
Stage 2 writing window: Late November-  to late January 2022 (8 weeks)
Stage 2 Funding decision notification: mid-April 2022
Study start date: 01 July/August 2022