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Research for Patient Benefit - Competition 45

 

Contact

  • For help with your application contact rfpb@nihr.ac.uk
  • For more information about the funding Programme, visit the RfPB Page

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 in the Research Management System, available when calls are open

Applications are invited for research proposals that are concerned with the day-to-day practice of health service staff, and which have the potential to have an impact on the health or wellbeing of patients and users of the NHS. As a response mode researcher-led programme, Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) does not specify topics for research, but encourages proposals for projects which address a wide range of health service issues and challenges.

The programme aims to fund high quality quantitative and qualitative research with a clear trajectory to patient benefit. It particularly encourages applications that have a strong element of interaction with patients and the public, and which have been conceived in association with a relevant group of service users.

Highlight notices and themed calls

RfPB competition 45 is accepting applications on the topics of the following highlight notices:
Applicants to the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease highlight notice must submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) form by 14 June 2021, ahead of submitting a full online application via the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility's Research Management System (RMS).
 
Please note that RfPB’s researcher-led calls are open to all relevant research areas, not just those indicated by these highlight notices. If you are responding to either the highlight notice, please indicate this in the application form in Section 6, Question 2 ‘Why is this research important in terms of improving the health and/or wellbeing of the public and/or to patients and health and care services?’.
 
RfPB competition 45 is supporting the following themed call:

Updated applicant guidance

Please note that we have recently updated some of our applicant guidance. Please read the full guidance for more information on the changes: