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22/51 Public Health Research Programme researcher-led

Contact

  • For help with your application contact phr@nihr.ac.uk
  • For more information about the funding Programme, visit the PHR 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 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 which can be found next to the ‘Apply Now’ button.

The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their researcher-led workstream.

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

The NIHR programmes and research funding schemes have a highlight notice for brain tumours. For details of this NIHR-wide highlight notice, please see our themed calls page.

Please note that this researcher-led call is open to all relevant research areas, and does not just include this highlight notice. If you are responding to the highlight notice, please indicate this in the application form in Section 6, Question 1 ‘What is the problem being addressed?’

Applications received by 1pm on 16 August 2022, and deemed within remit, will be assessed for their importance to public health by the Prioritisation Committee (PC) in September 2022.

Shortlisted stage 1 applications from this round will be considered by the Funding Committee (FC) in October 2022, and assessed for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money. Applicants will be informed of the FC's decisions in late October 2022, and successful applicants will be invited to submit a stage 2 application. Applicants have eight weeks to complete and submit a stage 2 application for it to be considered at the February 2023 Funding Committee.

Please note: If a very high response is received, some applications may not be taken forward for further assessment if they are deemed to be non-competitive and/or it may be necessary to defer some applications until a later date. 'Non-Competitive' means that an application is not of a sufficiently high standard to be taken forward for further assessment in comparison with other applications received and funded by the PHR Programme because it has little or no realistic prospect of funding. This may be because of scientific quality, cost, scale/duration, or the makeup of the project team.

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study/Trial 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.