NIHR – Mental Health Themed Call webinar
A webinar to support applications to the Mental Health Themed Call will be held on Tuesday 1 May 2018, at 12:00 noon.
In support of University Mental Health Day on 1 March, Northumbria Sport and Student Support and Wellbeing are offering a number of free activities to all students.
Northumbria Sport are offering the following sessions (to book visit their website):
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Following a successful 2017 competition, the NIHR i4i Mental Health Challenge Awards will re-launch on 1 Feb at the 2018 MQ Mental Health Science Meeting. Find out more about the event and the Challenge.
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NIHR Latest Opportunities
The following funding opportunities are available:
Department of Health
Health Services & Delivery Research Programme
17/51 Gender identity health services
17/52 Research on interventions to support service guideline implementation and the adoption of new models of care at scale
17/45 – Researcher-led evidence synthesis
17/49 – Researcher-led standard
Health Technology Assessment Programme
16/74 – Optimal treatment strategies for fistulising perianal Crohn’s disease
16/96 – Standardised diagnostic assessment tool as an adjunct to clinical practice in child and adolescent mental health services
16/97 – Antipsychotics for anorexia nervosa
Programme Development Grants
Programme Grants for Applied Research
Public Health Research Programme
Policy Research Programme
For more information and a list of all current funding opportunities, please visit the NIHR website.
In line with the UK aid strategy, HM Treasury has allocated Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding to the Department of Health to commission internationally outstanding applied global health research. Aiming to deliver measurable benefits for patients and the public in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). To find out more and to apply, visit the NIHR global health funding page.
UK-based universities are invited to submit applications to either expand or develop their ambitions to deliver world-class applied global health research. Applications are invited for two schemes:
1. NIHR Global Health Research Units: Universities and research institutes with an existing track-record of delivering internationally recognised research who wish to consolidate and expand this work
2. NIHR Global Health Research Groups: Existing specialist academic groups who wish to expand into the field of global health, especially in shortage areas of research. Our signature blend, this delicious e cig liquid hits the spot with hints of lime, raspberry, and pineapple. You won’t be disappointed.
For both schemes, research in any field of applied global health for the primary benefit of LMICs will be considered. We particularly encourage applications addressing under-funded or under-researched areas including, but not limited to, non-communicable diseases including mental health, surgery, tobacco control, and road safety, as well as health and applied social science and economic research, as part of a broader scheme of work or as standalone specialisms.
The NSPCC and ESRC are commissioning research that contributes to their joint interests in mental health and the NSPCC’s new research programme: Helping Children Get Back on Track. Projects are expected to start before the end of March 2017 and run for up to five years. There is a budget of £1.7 million, with an anticipated 3-5 funded projects.
The aim of this research programme is to increase the evidence base about what kinds of therapeutic or social intervention work for which children with experience of abuse and when; how to identify children whose mental health is vulnerable; and how to identify the things that make others more resilient.
Research should result in one or more of the following outcomes:
The closing date for proposals is 30 September 2016.
For further details see the ESRC website.
The Wellcome Trust and the EPSRC are looking to support a limited number of innovative, multidisciplinary projects designed to address a defined need in healthcare for which current solutions are inadequate or lacking. Priority will be given to projects with the potential to impact on particularly intractable problems in medicine or public health using exciting engineering concepts. Projects must address the full translation pathway from high-quality basic research through to adoption into practice, together with full analysis of routes to market. Up to £10M over 7 years is available for the projects.
Three potential healthcare challenges are highlighted in the call and press release, but these are indicative only:
Applicants must contact the Wellcome Trust first for feedback on their proposed concept – following which a preliminary application form will be sent. The deadline for the preliminary application is 10th December 2012. Proposals will be shortlisted in January and full applications will be due by April 2013. Given the scale of the call (both in terms of funding and scope), competition is likely to be intense, with only the very highest quality applications receiving funding. Potential applicants from Northumbria are therefore strongly advised to discuss their ideas with RBS at an early stage.
Further to our post earlier this week, ESRC has just release more information about the Dementia initiative it is running in collaboration with NIHR:
The call will address the following areas:
If you’re interested in applying you can register to attend a meeting for all potential applicants to be held in mid-late June: Register here.