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:
Created on Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017. Posted in Funding
There will be two prestigious schemes open to senior NIHR postholders which will create up to 15 Masters level training opportunities. The Fellowships may appeal to those early in their postgraduate career, or people returning to the workplace after a career break.
These awards will be advertised in Spring.
Created on Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017. Posted in Funding
The Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) scheme will support award holders to split their time equally between clinical service and academic training over a two year period. During this time, Fellows will undertake formal and informal clinical research training, designed around their unique training needs. One of its many benefits is that it will allow protected time for participants to develop an application for PhD funding, with support from a named supervisor and mentor.
The PCAF scheme is anticipated to open for applications in February 2018 and will replace the current ICA Masters in Clinical Research Studentship scheme.
website: HEE-ICA/Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowships
phone: 0113 346 6268
Created on Monday, 02 Oct 2017. Posted in Funding
The ICA Programme provides research training awards for registered healthcare professionals (excluding doctors and dentists) who wish to develop clinical academic careers, combining continued clinical practice and clinical development with clinical research and research leadership.
The ICA Programme comprises five schemes, tailored to support aspiring and developing clinical researchers:
Read the new guide for up to date information about scope, eligibility, rationale and aims along with other vital bits of information which will make your application process easier.
Created on Monday, 18 Sep 2017. Posted in Funding
The NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme issued updated guidance on applying for feasibility studies (July 2017). This guidance is essential reading for anyone considering applying to the RfPB Programme for funding for feasibility or pilot studies. The following is covered within the guidance:
The Heath Technology Assessment (HTA) programme is currently running a pilot, publishing additional documentation for applicants as part of their commissioned calls. The documentation, called commissioning brief supporting information provides a rationale for the call and summarises the existing evidence base as well as relevant work from HTA and wider NIHR (example document)
In additon HTA also publish a list of potential future research topics that are currently in development for commissioned research.
Created on Thursday, 07 Sep 2017. Posted in Funding
The Health Foundation is inviting researchers to submit ideas rooted in ‘behavioural insights’ or ‘nudge theory’ that have the potential to increase efficiency and reduce waste within health care services in the UK.
There is £1.8 million available for up to eight multidisciplinary research teams to generate new knowledge of what can motivate people to act in more efficient and less wasteful ways in health care services.
Each project will receive between £150,000 and £350,000 for research completed over two to three years.
The three priority areas of focus for this programme include:
The closing date for applications is 12:00, Friday 20 October 2017.
The package will allow small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and test new technologies in the NHS. This could include innovations such as digital technologies to help patients manage their conditions from home instead of a hospital, or to develop new medicines.
Access to this funding will also speed up the time it takes to get new technologies from the lab to patients in the NHS.
The funding is split into 4 packages:
Created on Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017. Posted in Funding
From this month, (nearly) all fellowship applications will follow a two stage process. This new form will be an adapted version of the NIHR Standard Application Form. Provisionally, the two stages have been divided like this:
Doctoral awards will be invited to submit a stage 2 application after a shortlisting meeting. Post-doctoral awards will be invited to submit a stage 2 after peer review. Feedback won’t be provided between stages and it won’t be possible to revise the research plan between stages.