Artifical Intelligence in Health and Care Award - Competition 3
- Guidance for Applicants
- Guidance on completing a stage 1 application form
- Template application form*
- Frequently asked questions
- AI Lab virtual hub
*This document is an example of the online application form and can be used as a template to prepare your answers. Please do not use this as an application form. You must apply using the online form in the Research Management System.
The Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award (AI Award) has launched competition 3 and is inviting applications to Phases 2-4.
Phase 2 of the award supports the development and clinical evaluation of AI technologies. Phases 3 and 4 of the award support real world testing, initial systems adoption of AI technologies into the NHS, evaluating the AI technology within clinical or operational pathways to determine efficacy or accuracy and clinical and economic impact.
- Phase 2 is intended to develop and evaluate prototypes of demonstration units and generate early clinical safety and efficacy data. Award amounts are uncapped (any amount can be requested but must be reasonably justified), funding awards are per product, typically for 12-36 months.
- Phase 3 is intended to support first real-world testing in health and social care settings to develop further evidence of efficacy and preliminary proof of effectiveness, including evidence for routes to implementation to enable more rapid adoption. Awards are uncapped (any amount can be requested but must be reasonably justified), funding awards are per product, typically for 12-36 months.
- Phase 4 is intended to identify medium stage AI technologies that have market authorisation but insufficient evidence to merit large-scale commissioning or deployment. We will support testing and evaluation of these technologies within routine clinical or operational pathways to determine efficacy or accuracy, and clinical and economic impact. Grants are uncapped, funding awards are per technology, typically for 12-36 months.
Phase 2 is delivered through the well-established and robust mechanisms underpinning the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme and the NHS England and NHS Improvement SBRI Healthcare programme. This early stage pipeline will be managed by the NIHR Innovations Programme Management Office (PMO), in close collaboration with the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) Delivery Team.
Through Phases 3 and 4, the AAC Delivery Team will facilitate initial real world testing and systems adoption of the AI technologies into the NHS and/or social care setting.
The application process is run in 2 stages. A Word document template of the Stage 1 form can be found on the right hand side, but applications must be completed and submitted online through the PMO Research Management System.
For more information about eligibility, please see the AI Award webpage.
For enquiries about applying, please get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our operating hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.