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Closing date: 30 December 2020

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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Subcommittee Membership

We are pleased to announce an excellent opportunity has arisen to participate in Programme Grants for Applied Research assessment committees. These prestigious appointments offer senior applied health researchers the chance to take part in and gain experience of making recommendations to NIHR for large scale, high quality programmes of research for the benefit of patients and the NHS.

Senior/experienced representatives from the UK voluntary and charity sector (Ref - PHRPC/20/04)

The Public Health Research (PHR) programme is seeking to appoint members to the Prioritisation Committee.

This opportunity is for current UK voluntary/charity sector employees working at a senior level and/or with a breadth of experience and knowledge of UK public health issues.

The PHR programme funds approximately £13m of UK based Public Health research every year. It is keen to fund research that is of importance and relevance to Public Health practice.

The role of the Prioritisation Committee is to advise the Programme Director on the identification and prioritisation of a broad range of public health research topics, the prioritisation of research proposals and to help steer the development of the programme.

The term of office is 4 years starting from January 2021. Travel and expenses will be paid. The committee meets three times a year, usually in January, May and September.

The NIHR embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to ensuring our committees represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills, and welcome applications from under-represented groups.

Individuals with global public health expertise may wish to consider the Global Health Research Programme, which will be recruiting for members in the Autumn 2020.

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Louise Higgs at

You will find advice on how to apply in the guidance document linked below:

Applications for this opportunity are welcome throughout the year. 

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