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21/521 Evidence Synthesis Programme Grant 2021



Supporting Information

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The NIHR Evidence Synthesis Programme Grant Scheme was established to provide high quality evidence synthesis and systematic reviews that will be of direct benefit to users of the NHS and social care services in England. Full applications are now invited for a new round of the scheme.

Grants will be for up to £150,000 for an 18-month project. Grants will be awarded to support a programme of work that includes both new reviews; updating of existing reviews; a suite of methodologically complex reviews; and reviews that demonstrate meeting a clear NHS and/or social care need. Reviews on the integration between the NHS and social care services are highly encouraged. Applications seeking less than the maximum grant value will receive equal consideration.

Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate an ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues in order to improve efficiency. Applicants must demonstrate how they have prioritised their proposed topics, for example by completing a Priority Setting Partnership with the James Lind Alliance; or other recognised methodology to meet your requirements.

In order to apply, you will need to carefully review the below documents:


23 August 2021 – Application deadline
Mid-November 2021 - Applications will be discussed at the Commissioning Committee meeting
Approximately April 2022 – Projects to start