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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Competition 41


08 February 2023


13:00 on 05 April 2023


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 41 is inviting Stage 1 applications for research proposals to develop individual programmes of applied health research.

We are delighted to announce that PGfAR is now offering the opportunity to develop and advance health and care research careers. Applicants to Competition 41 onwards can now include funding for research capacity development, across all stages of the academic career pathway (i.e., from internships to Masters to PhD, to post-doctoral). Applications that include career development for methodological disciplines are particularly welcome. Find out more about PGfAR career capacity building.

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 05 April 2023.

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.