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Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST)


07 February 2023


13:00 on 25 April 2023


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The NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme is seeking to commission four new Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST) to join the existing PHIRST teams. The new teams will conduct evaluative research of local government initiatives, to build the evidence base for local government decision making as it relates to health and health inequalities.

Each team will be commissioned for four years at a value of up to £2 million in total over the four years.

In order to apply, you will need to carefully review the specification document for further information.

The expression of interest should be no longer than three A4 sides and emailed to by 1pm, 25 April 2023.