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23/25 Aviation Noise School Insulation Interventions


28 February 2023


13:00 on 09 May 2023


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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 (PHR) is accepting Stage 1 applications to this commissioned call for research. We are working with London Heathrow Airport to commission an evaluation of Insulation Schemes in schools and its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in protecting children’s health and learning.   

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

Applicant Notice:

Applicants are advised that whilst this commissioned call is being facilitated by NIHR, necessary data pertaining to the management and administration of the successful application and resulting award will be shared by NIHR with:

  • The University of Southampton, who will be managing the successful award on behalf London Heathrow Airport
  • London Heathrow Airport, as the funder of the award

Applicants will be required to acknowledge their acceptance of this arrangement prior to completion of their application.


Any changes to these dates will be emailed to all Lead Applicants with an application in progress.

  • Stage one deadline: 1pm on 9 May 2023
  • Notification of stage one shortlisting decision: mid/end June 2023
  • Stage two writing window: mid/end June to mid August 2023
  • Notification of stage two funding decision: early November 2023
  • Earliest start date for funded studies: 1 Feb/1 March 2024

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.