Funding Opportunities

NIHR (National Institute for Health Research)

NIHR

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

NIHR and MRC partnership: Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme
19/08 – EME 10-year impact assessment
Deadline: 6 March 2019, 1.00pm
NIHR: 19/08 – EME 10-year impact assessment
A call for applications to assess the impact of the EME Programme during its first decade.
The EME programme was set up in 2008 as a partnership between the MRC and NIHR to address a gap in funding for translational health research, as highlighted in ‘A review of UK health research funding’ (Cooksey, 2006).  The programme aims to:
• Evaluate whether interventions that have shown promise in early-phase applied research have the potential to make a step-change in the promotion of health, recognising the importance of results from studies that demonstrate no effect.
• Support mechanistic work and other opportunities for scientific advancement, such as methodological development within clinical trials.
• Provide a continuous pathway for the development and assessment of health interventions, including supporting the products of MRC-led discovery/exploratory research programmes, and NIHR early translational research as well as other technologies at a similar stage.
• Build research capacity and enable collaborations for translational research.
After its first ten years, the EME programme is inviting applications to conduct an independent review and evaluation of the impact of the programme in relation to these aims.
Deadline: 6 March 2019, 1.00pm
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NIHR: 18/173 Digital Technologies to Improve Health and Care
Due to the scope of this call we expect to receive applications which span the remit of more than one of the participating programmes (EME, HTA, HSDR and PHR) . To enable applicants to develop their research proposal without concern for individual programme remits, applications will be submitted to one cross programme team, rather than to individual programmes.
A call for empirical research studies to evaluate digital technologies to improve health outcomes, self-management of health or delivery of health and social care. Some examples of relevant technologies are highlighted in the summary, however, evaluation of any type of intervention with a clear digital component are included under the call. The purpose of this call is to evaluate the potential of developed digital technologies to bring benefit to health and social care – the development of digital interventions is outside of the remit of this call.
Deadline: 19 March 2019, 1pm
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NIHR: End of Life Care
Applications that span the remit of more than one of the participating programmes (EME, HTA, HSDR and PHR) are particularly welcomed. Please submit your application to the programme whose remit most closely matches the major part of your work.
A call for applied health research studies to increase the evidence base to support health and care services to help people at the end of their lives to live as well as possible and to die with dignity, compassion and comfort. The scope for research includes the impact on patients, families, carers, workforce, as well as an evaluation of the burden on and uncertainties within the health and social care system. We welcome research proposals for end of life care in any disease, service or setting, including hospitals, specialist centres and services, community services and care homes.
Deadline: 19 March 2019, 1pm
Click here for the 18/167 EME Programme
Click here for the 18/174 HS&DR Programme
Click here for 18/177 HTA Programme
Click here for the 18/179 PHR Programme.
NIHR: Precision Medicine
A call for research proposals in the field of precision medicine for the prevention, treatment, monitoring and management of patients and their outcomes as well as the delivery and implementation of precision medicine in healthcare services. The call aims to support robustly designed studies with the potential to make a step-change in improving outcomes for patients, the public and health and social care services.
Deadline: 19 March 2019, 1pm
Click here for 18/168 EME Programme
Click here for 18/175 HS&DR Programme
Click here for 18/176 HTA Programme
NIHR: Research for Patient Benefit Programme- Competition 38
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.
NIHR 2018/19 Themed Call in ‘Improving the outcomes of health and social care for frail people and their carers’ – Proposals are invited for health and social care research that slows or prevents further declines in health, or supports/promotes healthy ageing, independence, and wellbeing. Research should take into account the wider health and social care needs of the individual and their family or other carers. This themed call will apply to Competitions 38 and 39.
NIHR 2018/19 Themed Call in ‘The management of chronic pain’ – Proposals are invited that address the management of chronic pain. A wide range of different interventions may be used in the management of chronic pain, including pharmacological, psychological, physical, surgical and other forms of therapy. This themed call will apply to Competitions 38 and 39.
Deadline: 20 March 2019
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Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) Call 2: Mental Health Research
RIGHT Call 2 is accepting Stage 1 applications in mental health research in ODA-eligible countries; to support applied research on the development and evaluation of interventions to improve outcomes for those affected by mental health issues.
All RIGHT applicants that are successful at Stage 1 are eligible to apply for a Proposal and Partnership Development Award (PPDA). PPDA provides funding of up to £10,000 to support partnership development, and the preparation of the full proposal to be submitted for Stage 2.
Deadline: 27 March 2019, 1pm
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NIHR: Programme Development Grants Competition 24
Individual awards are for a maximum of £100k over a period of six to eighteen months. The amount of funding awarded, however, is determined by the scale and nature of the research activity to be conducted.
PDG are currently participating in the following NIHR Themed Calls:
• Frailty – ‘Improving the outcomes of health and social care for frail people and their carers’ – Proposals are invited for health and social care research that slows or prevents further declines in health, or supports/promotes healthy ageing, independence, and wellbeing. Research should take into account the wider health and social care needs of the individual and their family or other carers. This themed call will apply to Competitions 24 and 25.
• Pain – ‘The management of chronic pain’ – Proposals are invited that address the management of chronic pain. A wide range of different interventions may be used in the management of chronic pain, including pharmacological, psychological, physical, surgical and other forms of therapy. This themed call will apply to Competitions 24 and 25.
Deadline: 27 March 2019, 1.00pm
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NIHR: Programme Grants for Applied Research Competition 29
Applications are invited for Stage 1 research proposals to develop individual programmes. Research funded through a Programme Grant typically consists of an interrelated group of high quality projects focused on a coherent theme and hence require multidisciplinary approaches, including clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences, to ensure that research objectives can be met. The amount awarded and the length of the funding period will depend on the nature of the proposed work, in particular whether or not the proposal includes a substantial powered trial.
The NIHR programmes currently have the following Themed calls open:
Frailty – ‘Improving the outcomes of health and social care for frail people and their carers’ – Proposals are invited for health and social care research that slows or prevents further declines in health, or supports/promotes healthy ageing, independence, and wellbeing. Research should take into account the wider health and social care needs of the individual and their family or other carers. This themed call will apply to Competitions 29 and 30.
Pain – ‘The management of chronic pain’ – Proposals are invited that address the management of chronic pain. A wide range of different interventions may be used in the management of chronic pain, including pharmacological, psychological, physical, surgical and other forms of therapy. This themed call will apply to Competitions 29 and 30.
Deadline: 3 April 2019, 1.00pm
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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)