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 Fellowship Programme

Round 11 of the NIHR Fellowship Programme is now open.

Applications for all post-doctoral levels closes at 1pm on 5 December 2017.

Applications for the doctoral level closes at 1pm on 19 December 2017.  

Five levels of NIHR Fellowship awards are available: Doctoral, Post Doctoral, Transitional Research, Career Development and Senior Research. For further information and details on how to apply please visit the NIHR website

NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

The HS&DR Programme aims to produce rigorous and relevant evidence to improve the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services. The following calls are now open:

17/99 Standard researcher-led (including complex health and care needs in older people theme)

Deadline for applications: 11 January 2018

17/100 Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

Deadline for applications: 11 January 2018

NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme – Large scale public health studies

Application dates: 01 January 2017 to 01 January 2018

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme is keen to see applications for large-scale evaluation studies with the potential for national reach. This means primary research projects which:

  • address an issue of major strategic public health importance, with the cost in line with the significance of the problem to be investigated
  • are likely to lead to changes in practice that will have a significant impact on a large number of the population across the UK
  • aim to fill a clear ‘evidence gap’, and likely to generate new knowledge
  • have the potential for findings that are generalisable and transferable
  • bring together a team with strong expertise and track record across the full range of relevant disciplines

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