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Expressions of Interest for the Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC)


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  • For more information about the funding Programme, visit the PHR Page

We are accepting expressions of interest (EOI) for the Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC) funding opportunity.

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

• Specification document
• Guidance notes

Expected timescales

This funding opportunity will close at 1pm on 23 November 2021 for expressions of interest. Expressions of interest considered in remit of this funding opportunity will be assessed by a sub-committee of the PHR Prioritisation and Funding Committee in early 2022. Those shortlisted will be asked to develop a second stage application submitted in March 2022, Stage 2 applications will be subject to external peer review and final interviews will take place in May 2022. We hope to have decisions made in May/June 2022.


A workshop to help guide potential applicants will be held on 6 and 20 October 2021. Registration for the workshop has now closed. Please email with any questions relating to workshop attendance, or about the HDRC funding opportunity.

Support for completing the application form

The PHR team is always available to answer questions regarding funding opportunities, and will respond as quickly as possible. For this funding opportunity, we will also specifically dedicate the 9 November 2021 to answering practical questions regarding completion of the application form.


To explain the HDRC funding opportunity further, the Public Health Research (PHR) Programme hosted a webinar on 28 June 2021. To request the recording and slides from the webinar please also email