The Health Technology Assessment Programme invites applications for palliative and end of life care research which supports health and care services to help people at the end of their lives to live as well as possible and to die with dignity, compassion and comfort.
The HTA Programme welcomes research proposals in any disease, service or setting, including (but not limited to) hospitals, specialist centres and services, community services, home and care homes.
In addition to the specific areas noted in the commissioning brief, research proposals should address inequalities in access and experience of care and services, including intersectional differences and disadvantage. To build capacity and address geographical and other disparities in research funding and activity, we welcome partnerships between research active institutions and others less active to date, and located in geographical areas of deprivation and/or high care need.
Other NIHR funding programmes are involved in this call (EME; HSDR; PHR) and, given its scope, we welcome applications that span the remit of one or more of the participating research programmes, and which comprise of co-ordinated teams of investigators spanning different specialties/disciplines.
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 Research Governance Guidance before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.
Any changes to these dates will be emailed to all Lead Applicants with an application in progress.
- Stage one deadline: 1pm on 3 May 2023
- Notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: early June 2023
- Notification of stage one shortlisting decision: July 2023
- Stage two writing window: July 2023 - September 2023
- Notification of stage two funding decision: late December/early January 2024
- Start date for funded studies: August/September 2024