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22/39 Methodological development in public health


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Supporting Information

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme are accepting Stage 2 applications to this funding opportunity. In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:

This is a 'Straight to Stage 2' process and Stage 1 applications are not required.

Evidence underpinning public health interventions is often generated by methods that were developed to answer questions about the effectiveness of clinical interventions and are often not the most appropriate for evaluating complex public health interventions. For this call, we would like to commission research on methodological development and evaluation across all sectors and disciplines, to support robust research that addresses important public health challenges

We anticipate that a range of projects in size and scope will be commissioned (between £50K - £250K). The outputs will need to be delivered by September 2023.

Applications are welcomed from throughout the UK and may be from an individual or group.

When applying please take note of the studies funded in the previous commissioning round [NIHR133603, NIHR133736] to ensure there is not duplication and that the added value of your project is clearly demonstrated.

General questions about the call and further guidance may be obtained by sending a short summary (maximum of one A4 page) of the proposal to the following address:


Stage 2 applications received by 1pm on 16 August 2022, and deemed within remit, will be reviewed by the Funding Committee in October 2022, and assessed for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money. Successful applicants will be expected to commence the project by December 2022 to deliver by September 2023.