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24/26 Climate change and health


30 April 2024


13:00 on 09 August 2024


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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 their commissioned workstream for this topic.

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

Please consult the NIHR Specialist Centre for Public Health (SCPH) about the design of your research as soon as possible. Successful applications generally require a long time (several months) to develop.


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

  • Stage one deadline: 1pm on 9 August 2024
  • Notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: End August 2024
  • Notification of stage one shortlisting decision: Early November 2024
  • Stage two writing window: Early November to early January 2025
  • Notification of stage two funding decision: mid-end March 2025
  • Start date for funded studies: 1 October/1 November 2025    

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study/Trial Steering Committee and it is important that you read the Research Governance Guidelines before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.


A webinar was held to support the applicants to the first round of this commissioned call in November 2023. If you would like access to the webinar slides and recording, please contact the PHR team at

We will again be hosting workshops for potential applicants. These are likely to take place early July (exact dates to be confirmed). To register your interest, please email the PHR team with a one page summary of your proposed research and details of up to four people (name, job position, e-mail) from the project team who would like to join the workshop by 31 May 2024.  

Spaces for the workshops are limited and all one page documents will be subject to a remit check after the submission deadline, in order to ensure the slots are appropriately allocated. We are also unlikely to offer a workshop to a team who participated in a workshop in February, unless it is for a significantly different piece of research.