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22/100 Pain management for children and young people


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  • Got a research idea and not sure how to turn it into a funding application? The Research Design Service (RDS) supports health and social care researchers across England on all aspects of developing and writing a funding application. Find out how the RDS can help with your application.

Supporting Information

Please note that the Word version of the stage 1 application form is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the online 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.

Studies within a trial or a review

  • This funding opportunity is eligible for researchers to embed a study within a trial or a review. These studies should evaluate alternative ways of undertaking a trial or a review process.

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this primary research or evidence synthesis topic.

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

Applications received by the advertised closing date will be considered at a first-stage funding committee meeting, and successful applicants will then be invited to submit a stage 2 application. Applicants will have eight weeks to complete and submit their stage 2 application form, which will then be considered at the following HTA funding committee meeting. For more information, please read the commissioning brief.

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.

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Webinar and virtual clinic

Our Identification and Prioritisation Team are holding a webinar for applicants interested in applying to this topic, and the upcoming EME topic 22/108 Pain management for children and young people (0-19 years), on 3 October 2022, 9:30-10:45. The webinar will be followed by virtual clinics from 10:45-12.30. This will provide an opportunity for potential applicants to discuss their proposed research with the NIHR team and Research Design Service (RDS) colleagues. Applicants may register to attend just the webinar, by emailing their name and institution to

If you would also like to join a clinic, please email in a one-page PICO summary of your proposed project to, by 23 September 2022. 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.