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The Health Foundation

An open call for innovative research on the economic and social value of health in the UK

£1.5 million is available for research that builds the evidence for health as an asset for the economy and society, and generates new knowledge to understand the impact that the health of an individual has on their own social and economic outcomes.

Each project will receive between £150,000 and £350,000 for research that is up to three years in duration.The Health Foundation is seeking to support research up to three years in duration that aims to generate new knowledge and expand our understanding of the impact that a person’s physical and/or mental health has on their own economic and social outcomes over the medium to long term. Deadline for applications: 12.00 noon, Friday 29 September 2017.

Projects funded as part of this call will help to develop understanding of the economic and social case for investing in strategies that maintain, protect and create health more broadly than through investment in health care, by reframing health as an asset that can potentially deliver wider economic and social returns on investment.

Economic and social factors have a complex, dynamic and multi-directional relationship with people’s health. While much is known about their impact on people’s health, relatively little is understood about the impact of individuals’ health on the economy and society.

Deadline for applications: 12.00 noon, Friday 29 September 2017.

For more information please see The Health Foundation website

 

World Cancer Research Fund International

This Regular Grant Programme funds research into the effects of diet, nutrition (including body composition) and physical activity on cancer prevention and survivors and focuses on two main themes:

  • Identifying the mechanisms that underpin the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on cancer
  • Addressing the host factors that influence an individual’s susceptibility to cancer development or progression

For the research area of cancer survivors, this fund also encourages broader research into the identification of likely causal links between diet, nutrition, physical activity and outcomes after cancer diagnosis, as robust evidence on these links is still lacking.

For more information and details please see: http://www.wcrf.org/int/research-we-fund/grant-programmes

If you are thinking about applying and would like application support please contact us.

Bright Ideas in Health Awards

The Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2017 is delivered by RTC North in partnership with the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria and the NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria.

The Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams working within the NHS, industry and academia, who have risen to the challenge of telling us how, and where, they believe that improvements to the service provided to patients can be improved, either through a technical innovation or through better service delivery.

Everyone can play a part in developing innovative solutions to the healthcare challenges that we face every day. The competition, depending upon the category, is open to all SMEs, NHS organisations and academic institutions in the North East of England and North Cumbria.

The Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2017 is now open for entries.