Research for Patient Benefit Programme - Competition 40
- For help with your application contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information about the funding Programme, visit the RfPB Page
- Guidance for applicants stage 1
- Supporting information for applicants
- Guidance on funding limits
- Guidance on feasibility studies
- Review of Tier 3 funding
- Word version of the Stage 1 Standard Application Form*
*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.
RfPB is participating in the following NIHR themed call:
NIHR 2019/2020 Themed Call in ‘Brain tumours’
Proposals are invited for research that addresses any aspect of the diagnosis, treatment, support or care of patients with brain tumours, including access to or the delivery of services. Research methods may involve primary research or evidence synthesis, including systematic reviews, modelling studies or the analysis of existing datasets. This theme will continue to apply until further notice.
This call supports the report of the Department of Health & Social Care Task & Finish Working Group on Brain Tumour Research.
For further details, please visit the themed calls page on the NIHR website.
RfPB’s researcher led calls are open to all relevant research areas, and do not just include this themed call. If you are responding to the themed call, please indicate this in the application form in Section 5, 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?’.
Please note: Potential applicants for the Emergency Response/Emergency Preparedness call should apply to the RfPB Emergency Response and Preparedness call rather than Competition 40.