Created on Monday, 11 Feb 2019. Posted in Funding
In Hywel Williams, HTA director's message this month he addresses the calls for clearer, informative feedback from the panel.
He pleges to make a concerted effort to provide better feedback especially to declined applications and to ensure that these are clearly written. Guidance has been given to panel members drafting feedback letter covering the 'would you understand it' and would it be helpful to you' points.
However it must be noted that applications often fail to convince the funding committee enough in many areas, but due to time constraints the panel will only communicate those areas where the application fell down. Challenges and rebuttles to the feedback can't be considered once the competitive funding panel has finished their deliberations.
Created on Monday, 04 Feb 2019. Posted in Funding
The Medical Research Council (MRC) and NIHR have launched a scheme offering full-time NHS consultants, who are research-qualified but not active, the opportunity to participate in high-quality, collaborative, research partnerships. The Clinical Academic Research Partnership (CARP) scheme will enable clinicians to contribute to research programmes as part-time co-investigators.
Created on Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018. Posted in Funding
The NIHR Academy is partnering with seven of the UK's leading medical charities for the first time, offering jointly funded Partnership Fellowships, at both Doctoral and Advanced (post-doctoral) level.
The Partnership Fellowships are now open.
Created on Thursday, 01 Nov 2018. Posted in Funding
The new NIHR Academy will work to attract professional groups where research capacity is low, including nurses, pharmacists and social scientists, and to break down barriers to career progression, especially for women. It will build capacity in under-represented sectors such as primary care, public health and social care, and upskill the research workforce in disciplines such as bioinformatics and data science.
To that end the Academy has announced six new ‘incubators’ to build research capacity in
Created on Friday, 12 Oct 2018. Posted in Funding
The NIHR has announced up to £30 million of new funding to support research into mental health in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2020, mental health conditions will account for 15% of cases of disease in the world.
The new funding call, by NIHR’s Global Health Research Programme, will award Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding for mental health research to researchers in the UK and low- and middle-income countries working in partnership.
Created on Thursday, 19 Jul 2018. Posted in Funding
Created on Thursday, 08 Mar 2018. Posted in Funding
The Story of RfPB is a showcase of some of the research that has been funded over the years demonstratrating the diversity of funding for this stream.
The Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme launched its first call in July 2006 with the aim of funding research projects in health and social care to improve, expand and strengthen the way that healthcare is delivered for patients, the public and the NHS.
To date the RfPB Programme has provided a platform for research success nationwide, enabling teams to answer the questions that matter at the frontline of health and social care.
On the NIHR website researchers can click on the puzzle pieces to find out more about the different areas.
Created on Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018. Posted in Funding
This award is being based on the in-practice fellowships which have been available for GPs for a long time. Below are a few pointers from TCC about the awards.
What will a good applicant look like?
What will the application process involve?
Created on Monday, 11 Dec 2017. Posted in Funding
The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme supports the development of innovative medical technologies for patient benefit. Medical technology innovators apply for funding for one to three years through a peer review-based process that includes presentation to a selection panel. Since its inception the product development stream has identified and supported 170 projects, led by 146 principal investigators. RAND Europe evaluated the programme, with the aim of identifying its outputs and impacts and examining the factors influencing performance. The evaluation findings should help inform the future of the programme.
In 2012, NIHR and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) collaborated to fund a £20 million social science dementia research initiative. Building on the success of the first initiative, NIHR and ESRC will soon announce a new initiative, making up to £16.5 million available for social science research in dementia prevention, interventions and care delivery.
The intention of the initiative is to fund large grants which will be national or international focal points for social science research in dementia. Applications are expected to be between £2 million and £5 million (100% full economic cost) for a duration of three to five years, and must start in January 2019.
It is expected that proposals will be invited in the following areas: