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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Competition 39


Supporting Information

*This document is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the online application form only. Please do not try to use this as an application form. You must apply using the online form available through the 'Apply Now' link.

NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Competition 39 is inviting Stage 1 applications for research proposals to develop individual programmes of applied health research.

Competition 39 features a highlight notice calling specifically for varied research approaches to address National Institute for Clinical Excellence and NIHR priorities in multiple long-term conditions.

You can find further details about this highlight by reading the brief supporting this highlight noticewatching the webinar, which provides more comprehensive information, including ways in which the Clinical Research Network (CRN) and Research Design Service (RDS) can support development of your proposal, and/or reading the FAQs.

Linked to this PGfAR highlight notice, Competition 39 also features the NIHR PGfAR/Stroke Association Themed Call on ‘Stroke Rehabilitation and Long Term Care’.

For more information about this highlight notice, please read the brief supporting this notice, and the blog co-produced by NIHR and the Stroke Association.

Research funded through a Programme Grant typically consists of an interrelated group of high quality projects focused on a coherent theme and hence require multidisciplinary approaches, including clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences, to ensure that research objectives can be met. The amount awarded and the length of the funding period will depend on the nature of the proposed work, in particular whether or not the proposal includes a substantial powered trial.

Applications to PGfAR are made with the support of an NHS body and other providers of NHS services in England. If an application is successful, a contract will be placed with that organisation for delivery of the research and all funds for the research will be paid to the NHS organisation or other provider of NHS services.

The submission deadline for applications is 13:00 on 27 July 2022.

Highlight notices and themed calls

Programme Grants for Applied Research is currently participating in the following highlight notices:

 For further details, please visit the themed calls page.