Research Design Service: East Midlands

Funding Streams

For more details on each funding stream please click on the funding stream title.

Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Lower cost research studies (qualitative, quantitative and mixed) to assess whether new interventions provide benefit for people with health and social care needs.

Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Large trials of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of new treatments and technologies compared with the best available care in real healthcare settings.

Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)

Programmes of inter-related studies to tackle recognised health and social care challenges, often by developing and evaluating complex interventions.

Invention for Innovation (i4i)

The technical and commercial development of new healthcare technologies that have potential for adoption in the NHS.

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)

Trials of the efficacy of treatments in controlled settings, sometimes using proxy or intermediate measures of health outcome.

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (HS&DR)

The evaluation of innovations in health and social care organisation and delivery to improve service quality, efficiency, experience and access.

Public Health Research (PHR)

The evaluation of interventions delivered outside the NHS (e.g. by local authorities, employers, schools, charities, community organisations) intended to improve population health or to reduce health disparities.

Policy Research Programme (PRP)

Research that can directly inform the decision of ministers, the DHSC and other policy-makers involved in planning health and social care.

Global Health (GH)

Research for the direct and primary benefit of people in low- and middle-income countries.

NIHR Training Programme

Training and supporting the best health and care researchers to tackle the complex challenges of the future.