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24/56 Liver Disease (HSDR Programme)


31 May 2024


13:00 on 01 October 2024


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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.

Anyone can submit an idea for a research topic. If you would like to suggest a topic relating to healthcare where you feel more research is needed, please send it to

The Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme is accepting Stage 1 applications to this funding opportunity.

In order to apply for this call you will need to carefully review the following documents:

This is a cross-programme funding opportunity, and research proposals must fall within the remit of at least one of the participating NIHR Programmes. Applications which span the remit of one or more of the participating NIHR Programmes are also welcomed. The Programmes involved in this funding opportunity are:

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


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

Stage 1 deadline: 1pm, 1st October 2024
Notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: mid November 2024
Notification of Stage 1 funding decision: mid December 2024
Stage 2 writing window: mid December to mid February 2025
Notification of Stage 2 funding decision: early April 2025
Start date for funded studies: 1 August/1 September 2025