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22/171 Acceleration Award – adaptation and assessment of digital technologies for social care


01 December 2022


13:00 on 26 July 2023


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  • For more information about the funding Programme, visit the HTA Page
  • 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 2 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.

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme is accepting straight-to-stage 2 applications to their commissioned workstream, for this primary research topic.

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

Applications received by the advertised closing date will be considered at a single-stage 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 Research Governance Guidance before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.

Question and answer session 

We will be holding a question and answer session for this funding opportunity on Thursday 27 April 2023, 1pm to 2pm via Microsoft Teams. This will provide an opportunity for all those attending the session to ask questions of the NIHR team. Questions can be sent in advance via email by Thursday 20 April 2023, or can be asked during the session.

Applicants may register to attend the question and answer session by emailing their name, institution and questions to

Clinical Trials Units

Applicants should contact their chosen Clinical Trials Unit directly to discuss their application. Clinical Trials Units providing support to this call and future HTA social care calls are:

  • Bristol Clinical Trials Unit
  • Keele Clinical Trials Unit
  • LSHTM Clinical Trials Unit
  • Norwich Clinical Trials Unit
  • Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit
  • Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit
  • Priment Clinical Trials Unit - UCL
  • Sheffield Clinical Trials Unit
  • Warwick Clinical Trials Unit