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22/38 Application Development Award (ADA): Universal Basic Income


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Supporting Information

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme is accepting Stage 2 applications to this funding opportunity for underpinning development work to explore aspects related to Universal Basic Income (UBI) or other income supplement models. We acknowledge that whilst the Universal Basic Income model provides an unconditional guaranteed income to the whole population, there are other models for ensuring that the whole population reaches an agreed minimum level of income. These models include providing an income supplement or a minimum income guarantee, which can be means-based or targeted at specific population groups. We welcome applications on any relevant model.

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In proportion with the level of funding available, this is a direct to Stage 2 funding opportunity. Applications received by 1pm on 16 August 2022 will be assessed by a sub-committee of the PHR Programme Prioritisation and Funding Committee. Applications will be assessed for importance to public health, scientific quality, feasibility and value for money.

Successful applicants will be expected to begin the work within two months of the funding decision being communicated. Successful applicants will be expected to produce a final report to be published on the NIHR website. Any other outputs (e.g. journal articles) must be accessible in line with NIHR’s Open Access policy.