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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:

 

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

ICA HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical healthcare professions
Round 4 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 Health Education England (HEE) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme provides personal research training awards for healthcare professionals (excluding doctors and dentists) who wish to develop careers that combine clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice and clinical development. Applicants must belong to one of the eligible professions.

ICA Scheme Competitions currently open:

Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship Scheme, closing date: 1pm on 27 April 2018

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

NIHR Health Services & Deliver Research (HS&DR) – new commissioned calls

The HS&DR Programme funds research to produce rigorous and relevant evidence on the quality, access and organisation of health services. This includes evaluations of how the NHS might improve the delivery of services. The audience for this research is the public, service users, clinicians and managers.

The following commissioned calls are now open:

Deadline for proposals: 1pm on 10 May 2018

For more information, please click here.

Research for Patient Benefit Programme

Competition 36 – including Mental Health Themed Call round 2.

Application dates: 04 April 2018 – 18 July 2018.

The PHR Programme Themed Calls: 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

Public Health Research Programme

18/61 PHR Mental Health Themed Call – round 2.

Application dates: 16 April 2018 – 30 July 2018.

18/60 Researcher-led – new brain tumour highlight notice added.

Application dates: 05 April 2018 – 31 July 2018.

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

18/62 EME Mental Health Themed Call – round 2.

Application dates: 16 April 2018 – 21 August 2018.

18/58 EME Researcher Led – new brain tumour highlight notice added.

Application dates: 05 April 2018 – 21 August 2018.

Public Health Research Programme Rapid Funding Scheme

The Rapid Funding Scheme (RFS) offers researchers the opportunity to apply for funds to conduct rapid baseline data collection, as well as other feasibility work, prior to intervention implementation, for time-limited opportunities such as a natural experiment or similar evaluations of a new public health intervention.

The RFS has been set up to provide the public health research community with an accelerated route to funding for small-scale, short and time sensitive proposals that demonstrate a need for a rapid commissioning process to be followed. Funding will be offered, subject to appropriate scientific scrutiny, on the understanding that a full application to support completion of the evaluation will be forthcoming at an appropriate time point.

Proposals submitted to the RFS will be for:

  • a value of £50,000 or less
  • a duration of six months or less
  • for based line data collection/ other feasibility work
  • taking advantage of a time limited natural experiment opportunity
  • aiming towards the submission of a full evaluation

If you would like your proposal to be considered for the RFS, please contact phr@nihr.ac.uk with a summary of your intended project of no more than one page of A4 in length describing both the proposed work and the reasons for the urgency, in particular, why this proposal could not be considered through the standard commissioning timelines such as the researcher-led work stream.

Once the information provided has been considered by the PHR programme, you will be informed whether your proposal is eligible for the RFS. If eligible you will be given four weeks to complete a stage 2 application form.

Application dates: 01 March 2018 to 31 December 2018

For further information please visit the NIHR website.