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Join our research community and find out how the NIHR can support your research and career development.

As well our diverse funding programmes, we offer world-class support services and opportunities to shape the health and wealth of the nation.

Latest funding opportunities

Find out which of our programmes are currently open for applications, from topic specific calls, to career development funding with NIHR Academy.

Apply for NIHR funding

Find out more about submitting an application, including choosing the right programme, submitting a strong application and eligibility requirements.

Get support for running your study

Get expert support on all aspects of delivering a study, from developing your methodology, to support setting up or accessing data or patients cohorts.

Our response to COVID-19

On behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care, the NIHR is playing a critical role in terms of funding, enabling and delivering research into COVID-19. You can:

COVID-19 studies that are eligible for support from the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) - including studies previously badged as Urgent Public Health - come under the clinical oversight of the NIHR COVID-19 Understanding and Elimination-Trials Implementation Panel (CUE-TIP). Read the CUE-TIP terms of reference.

We are working with funders, NHS R&D, research partners across the UK and patients and the public on a process to manage the recovery of multi-site studies. Find out how we are managing recovery and work to support non-COVID 19 studies to improve research recovery, resilience and growth.

We fund, support and deliver high quality research and attract, train and support the best researchers from diverse professions and backgrounds. Whether you're new to the research opportunities the NIHR can provide, or you have worked with us for many years, there are always opportunities to shape the future of health and care research.

Apply for funding for your research or career development.

Get career support and training to help develop your skills.

Shape our research agenda by becoming a peer reviewer, submitting a research idea, or joining one of our committees.

If you have already received NIHR funding, we provide support so you can conduct clinical and applied research in the areas of the country with the greatest health and care needs.

NIHR Academy members can access leadership development opportunities, networking events, mentoring and guidance on research funding.

Find out how being part of our research community makes a real difference to the health and wealth of the nation.

Find out about our 31 specialty therapy areas, which provide researchers with practical support to secure funding, set up and deliver clinical research in the NHS and wider health and social care environment and to facilitate the involvement of participants to make research more effective.

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