Latest funding opportunities from NIHR
Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship Programme – Round 6
Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowships (KMRF) are designed to support a balance of innovative knowledge mobilisation and research into the processes and impacts of such innovation. Through innovative practice and systematic study of that practice KMR Fellows should advance knowledge and understanding about research use, influence and impact.
Policy Research Programme – Policy Research Units
Public Health Research Programme
17/91 – Researcher-led evidence synthesis
17/92 – Researcher-led standard (including complex health needs in older people)
Research for Patient Benefit Programme Competition 34 (including complex health needs in older people)
This year the Health Foundation is beginning to implement a long-term strategy to improve people’s health in the UK.
Applications for research are invited to further the understanding of factors that shape young people’s future health prospects, as part of a Health Foundation inquiry on the topic.
The project requires a research partner with a track record of high quality policy and practice research in the field of young people (specifically between the ages of 12 and 24 years old and transitions to adulthood).
The aim is to produce a quantitative picture of the factors that contribute to today’s young people having healthy lives, now and in the future, and recommendations for the actions necessary to improve future health prospects.
Bids of up to £180,000 for research completed over 18 months are invited.
There will be an information call on Wednesday 17 May 2017, further details are available on the Health Foundation website.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 5 June 2017
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.
The MRC has come together with seven other research funders to create an interactive ‘map’ of the funding schemes available to biomedical, health and social care researchers.
The ‘funding view’ takes the form of an interactive map, giving the user an easy way to navigate the UK biomedical research funding landscape. There is also a ‘career view’.
- Alzheimer’s Research UK
- Alzheimer’s Society
- British Heart Foundation
- Cancer Research UK
- Wellcome Trust
Do you want to work with industry to test the feasibility of your idea, research and develop it and demonstrate it in a prototype.
Innovate UK funding competitions cover the following industry sectors:
- emerging and enabling technologies
- infrastructure systems
- health and life sciences
- manufacturing and materials
Some of the current funding calls include:
- vaccines for global epidemics – preclinical
- improving care for stroke patients
- innovation in health and life science
- GPs practices of the future
- Managing sickness absence
- Cell and gene therapies for industrila manufacture
- Using technology to improeve dermatology
For further details see the Innovate UK website.
Tuesday 1 November 2016 12.00 – 4.00pm at the Berrick Saul Building, University of York, a networking lunch will be provided.
I4i is a translational funding scheme that supports preclinical and clinical development of innovative medical technologies. I4i aims to ‘de-risk’ early stage projects with strong potential for commercialisation and use in the NHS and make them attractive to follow-on funders/investors.
This is an opportunity to hear from the Director of the i4i programme, Martin Hunt, exactly what makes a strong and fundable bid. Advisers from the Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber will also be available to give informal advice.
The event will cover:
- An overview of the i4i programme
- Practicalities of applying
- What the funding panel look for in applications
- Examples of successful and current i4i research
- Researcher experience of applying for i4i
- Role of the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) in supporting i4i applicants
- Public involvement in research
- Role of the RDS in supporting other NIHR and national peer reviewed funding streams
To book your place visit Eventbrite.
The following new funding opportunities are available from NIHR:
Health Services and Delivery Research Programme
The NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme funds research to produce evidence on the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services. This includes evaluations of how the NHS might improve delivery of services. The audience for this research is the public, service users, clinicians and managers.
- 16/116 – Researcher-led, standard outline
- 16/115 – Researcher-led, evidence synthesis full
For applications for evidence synthesis research, the HS&DR researcher-led workstream now operates a one-stage straight to full application process
For details see the NIHR website.
Research for the Patient Benefit Programme
The NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme invites research proposals which are related to the day-to-day practice of health service staff and is concerned with having an impact on the health or well-being of patients and users of the NHS. As a responsive rather than a commissioning programme, RfPB does not seek to name specific topic areas and welcomes applications on a wide range of issues and aims to fund high quality research that will be directed at achieving benefit for users of the NHS in England.
For details see the NIHR website.
Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects addressing technical or commercial challenges relevant to the health and life sciences sector that will lead to increased UK SME competitiveness, growth and productivity.
The Health and Life Sciences sector has a focus on agriculture, food and healthcare, underpinned by technologies developed in bioscience and medical research and enabled by expertise in engineering and physical sciences.
The aim of this competition is to stimulate and broaden business innovation in health and life sciences, leading to an increase in productivity.
- Grants can be awarded to consortia, led by a business of any size, working with other businesses and/or research organisations.
- All consortia must involve at least one SME and they will particularly welcome projects led by an SME.
- A project may focus on technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development depending on the challenge identified.
- Projects can last from 6 to 36 months, with total costs of £50,000 to £2 million, depending on the type of project and activities proposed.
The competition opens on 12 Sept 2016. The deadline for applications is noon on 16 Nov 2016.
Competition Briefing Event
19 September 2016, London or webcast
Click here to register.