Northumbria Research Support


Sam King

The Health Foundation – Scaling Up Improvement

Do you have a health care intervention or approach that has been proven to deliver better care?

  • Are you ready to deliver your intervention or approach at scale?
  • We’re looking for teams with approaches or interventions that have been successfully tested at a small scale, shown to improve care and are now ready to be implemented more widely.
  • Apply now to receive up to £500,000 funding to support the implementation and evaluation of your project.


Scaling Up Improvement supports teams to take successful health care interventions or approaches and deliver them at scale, to improve health care in the UK. The Health Foundation will support up to seven projects that aim to scale and spread tested interventions or approaches to improve the delivery of healthcare services. Projects must be able to make improvements at scale at care pathway, health board, clinical network, organisational, regional or national levels. Your project should result in direct impact on patient outcomes within the timescale of the programme.

Due to the range of skills and experience required to deliver an improvement project of this scale, it is expected that a number of organisations will need to work together in partnership to deliver a successful project.

To apply read the information below and complete the screening tool to check your eligibility.


H2020: MSCA COFUND 2017 call open, deadline 28 Sept

The 2017 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND) call is now open and has a deadline of 28 September 2017. COFUND co-finances new or existing regional, national or international programmes to open up international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research training. Co-funding is available for post-doctoral fellowship programmes and for doctoral training programmes.…

Sam King

The National Institute of Health Ressearch (NIHR) will be launching a streamlined application process for researchers applying for funding. In response to wide user feedback, and as part of the NIHR’s continuous improvement culture, the NIHR are making applying for funding as simple as possible whilst retaining a commitment to research excellence.

The streamlined, two-stage form will be rolled out across NIHR research and training programmes from May 2017. In response to feedback the revised standard application form will ask for information once, at the point it is required to make either shortlisting or funding decisions. Any information provided during Stage 1 of the process will be automatically available for Stage 2 to avoid repetition and facilitate completion of the application.

Applicants will be provided with clear, concise guidance about how to use the forms, including resources provided by INVOLVE about how to set out public involvement plans and present a Plain English Summary.



Northumbria participates in national surveys of researchers

From Monday 13 March until Wednesday 31 May, Northumbria is participating in two biennial national surveys of researchers, the Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) and the Principal Investigators and Research Leaders Survey (PIRLS). These surveys gather important, anonymous data about working conditions, career aspirations and career development opportunities for research staff and research leaders…

Sam King

Here are some of the latest funding opportunities from Innovate UK:

Precision medicine in South Africa: apply for funding UK businesses can apply for a share of £1.5 million to work with South African partners on precision medicine for non-communicable diseases and child health.

Commercialisation of quantum technologies 3 Businesses can apply for a share of £13 million to develop quantum technology prototypes or establish technical or market feasibility.

Innovation in health and life sciences round 2 Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million for projects that support SMEs to develop innovations in health and life sciences.

SBRI funding competition: vaccines for global epidemics Organisations can apply for a share of £35 million to develop new vaccines against infectious diseases.

Biomedical catalyst 2017 round 1 UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop innovative ideas that will help solve healthcare challenges.

Design foundations 2017 round 1 UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million for early-stage design projects working on identifying opportunities and generating ideas.

APC7, anchoring low carbon technology in the UK There is up to £35 million in funding to develop low carbon automotive technologies. Projects must reduce emissions and increase capability in the supply chain.

Technology solutions for society in India Innovate UK is investing up to £1.6 million for projects that use cutting-edge solutions to enhance healthcare, clean technology and infrastructure in India.

You can find all of INnovate UK’s current open opportunities here.


Next week on the Academic Development and Research Training Programme

PI Roles and Responsibilities Part of the training programme for new Principal Investigators, this session will be an opportunity to discover more about what it means to be a PI at Northumbria, your responsibilities, the support available and how to develop as a research leader. Wednesday 15th February 2017 2pm-3pm Book your place here Faculty Ethics Training – Health…

Environmental Law in a Global Society, Public Lecture Series, 3/3/2017, 5.30pm

Environmental Law in a Global Society, 5.30pm – 6.15pm, Friday 3 March 2017, Room 002, Business and Law Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University As part of Northumbria University’s Public Lecture Series The Right Hon Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill will survey some recent environmental case law from senior courts across the world, drawing out key themes in…