The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) 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 EME 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. These are:
- Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme
- Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme
- Public Health Research (PHR) Programme)
Given the scope of this call, 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:
The EME application supporting information provides further details on:
- collaboration and team expertise
- funding limits
- guidance on applying
All proposals submitted must fall within the scope of the EME Programme.
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.