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Policy Research Programme - Consultation for the working age health call research specification



Supporting Information

The NIHR Policy Research Programme (PRP) will be inviting applications to undertake research on working age health to support Government policy around work, health and disability.  The call will be launched on 15 December 2020, with Stage 1 applications due to be submitted on 19 January 2021.

Following an open invitation to submit priority research questions and a stakeholder workshop that PRP hosted in October 2019, a draft specification for this call has been developed. This draft has been developed in collaboration with the government’s Work and Health Unit – which brings together teams from the Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health and Social Care.

We are now seeking views on the draft specification from researchers, academics and anyone interested in applying to this call to ensure that the final version provides all information that applicants need to develop high quality proposals for policy relevant research projects in this area. The responses will be used to inform the final version of the funding call specification, which will be issued in December.
  • Anonymous feedback can be supplied via our online form
Please submit your responses by 17:00 Friday 27 November
If you have any queries, please contact the PRP team at