Funding Opportunities

NIHR (National Institute for Health Research)

NIHR

The following funding opportunities are currently available through the National Institute for Health Research.

NIHR: Health Services and Delivery Research Programme
The researcher-led workstream welcomes Stage 1 (and straight to Stage 2 Evidence Synthesis) proposals on topics or research questions identified by researchers within the programme’s remit. The aim is to fund research that will lead to improvements in health services that will be of greatest benefit to the NHS and to patients. We are interested in a range of types of research including primary research and evidence synthesis.
Deadline: 25 April 2019, 1.00pm
19/05 – Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)
19/06 – Researcher-led (standard)

NIHR 19/13 Support interventions for carers
Primary research is required and may only be combined with new reviews or meta-reviews if there is a clear case for this. The scope of research required should focus on carers of any age living in any setting in any part of the UK. Research addressing health inequalities, for example on carer needs of those least likely to access current services due to socio-economic, literacy or cultural barriers is of particular relevance to this call. Reviews above show much of the current evidence on carers is cross-sectional, concerned with packages of support with potentially wide variation in terms of included service models and interventions, and only offers a snapshot of a point in time. Therefore, appropriate longitudinal designs to evaluate the outcomes of interventions such as quality of life, savings to health and social care system budgets, and ability to stay in education or employment in the medium term is required.
Deadline: 9 May 2019, 1.00pm
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NIHR: 19/14 Community health and care services to support people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges, and their families and carers
Research is required to evaluate models for resourcing, organising and delivering health and social care services and interventions at scale to support people with LD, and their families and carers, in their community. The research must aim to be of direct utility to the client group and their families, service providers and commissioners, and is required to provide evidence and actionable and immediate strategies to support wider implementation of promising approaches
Deadline: 9 May 2019, 1.00pm
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NIHR HTA Programme: Researcher-led evidence synthesis
Deadline: 15 May 2019
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NIHR HTA Programme: Researcher-led primary research
Deadline: 15 May 2019
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NHS SUPPLY CHAIN: Patient Monitoring Equipment and Related Accessories and Services
NHS Supply Chain intends to launch a National Framework Agreement for the provision of the following types of Monitoring Systems:
– spot check
– vital signs
– patient (low, Mid and High Acuity)
– pre-hospital transport
– Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) compatible
– central station
– telemetry
– foetal
– cardiac output, Electroencephalograph (EEG)
– Electromyography (EMG)
– Transfer (individual patient modular monitor).
Please note that this framework will not cover the purchase of consumables alone. For the avoidance of doubt consumables will only be in scope of the proposed Framework if purchased alongside the types of equipment, as stated in any subsequent specification. Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 40 000 000 GBP in the first year of this Framework Agreement
Deadline: 27 July 2019
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NIHR 19/04 Community focused approaches that mobilise people as assets
The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic.
Research Question(s)
• What are the effective* community focused approaches to maximising the potential of people as assets to improve health, wellbeing and health inequalities?
• What are the mechanisms underlying community focused approaches that enable implementation and ensure scalability and sustainability?
Deadline: 30 July 2019, 1pm
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NIHR 19/01 Improving health and wellbeing for people who are at risk of or exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic.
Research Question(s):
• What interventions are effective* in reducing the impacts of ACEs across the life course?
• What impact do these interventions have on health, wellbeing and health inequalities?
Deadline: 30 July 2019, 1pm
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NIHR 19/03 Systems Approaches to Local Influences on Food* Choices and Diet*
The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic.
Research Question(s)
1. How do food systems (including commercial) influence food consumption and what are their impacts on inequalities in health and diet?
2. How can local authorities influence food systems in their localities?
3. What are the impacts of structural or policy interventions that aim to increase the availability of healthier foods at a local level?
4. What are the impacts of changing the local advertising of foods high in saturated fat, salt and/or free sugars (HFSS) foods, or healthier foods such as fruits and vegetable, at a local level?
5. What are the effective** mechanisms, and impacts, of reducing the availability of foods high in saturated fat, salt and/or free sugars (HFSS) foods at a local level?
6. What are the impacts, including on inequalities in diet and health, of local campaigns encouraging healthy food choices through marketing or other means?
Deadline: 30 July 2019, 1pm
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