NIHR

NIHR

The NIHR offer a number of opportunities for funding, these can be found on their funding and support webpage. For a list of all current open funding calls please see the NIHR current funding opportunities page; newly released opportunities can be found below and if you would like support with an application please contact us:

NIHR Themed Calls: Promotion of good mental health and the prevention or treatment of mental ill health

A call for research for the promotion of good mental health and the prevention or treatment of mental ill health  across the whole life course.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) welcomes proposals for clinical and applied health research that evaluate healthcare interventions, health services, social care or public health measures operating at either the individual, or the population level. Issues of particular interest include proposals that utilise new digital health technologies or investigate their effects.

Applications are encouraged that include geographic populations with high disease burden which have been historically under served by NIHR research activity. Relevant information is available as a guide for applicants (2015 Compendium) and NIHR recruitment data provided by the Clinical Research Network.

Applicants should justify the importance of their proposed research and identify how these support aspirations for research in mental health set out in the Five Year Forward View For Mental Health and the ‘Framework for Mental Health Research in the United Kingdom’ led by the Department of Health.

17/110 EME Mental Health Themed Call

Closing date:  27 March 2018

17/113 HTA Mental Health Themed Call (Primary Research)

Closing date:  28 March 2018

17/152 HTA Mental Health Themed Call (Evidence Synthesis)

Closing date:  28 March 2018

17/111 PHR Mental Health Themed Call

Closing date: 10 April 2018

HEE/NIHR ICA Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF)
Round 1 competition now open

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Health Education England (HEE) are pleased to announce the launch of the first Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) scheme competition.

The scheme supports early career researchers who wish to develop careers that combine clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice and clinical development.

The PCAF scheme funds:

  • Personalised programmes of academic training that will equip award holders with the skills and experience to access doctoral level funding
  • Dedicated time to prepare an application for a competitive, peer-reviewed doctoral level research training fellowship.

The Fellowship is a two year awards (or can be taken up part-time over 30 or 40 months).

The competition closes at 1pm on Wednesday 11 April 2018.

For more information and applications details, please visit the NIHR website

The PHR Programme are participating in the Themed Call: promotion of good mental health and the prevention or treatment of mental ill health across the whole life course

18/06 Enabling people to live well with dementia through interventions in a community setting

Closing date: 24 July 2018

The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic

18/05 Interventions for looked-after children and young people that aim to enhance quality of life

Closing date: 24 July 2018

The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic

For further information and details of how to apply please visit the NIHR Funding Opportunities website