Policy Research Programme (PRP)
Aim: To provide the evidence base for policy development on public health and social care issues.
Funding: The programme primarily funds:
- long-term programmes of research in academic Policy Research Units (PRUs)
- large-scale programmes of interlinked studies on key policy initiatives
- single projects and literature or scoping reviews.
Process: Usually a two-stage process, but where commissioning is urgent there is a one-stage process. The process takes 8 months (4-5 for one-stage bids).
Criteria: Applications will be judged on the following criteria:
- relevance of the proposed research
- quality of research design and work plan
- quality of proposed management arrangements
- strength of the research team
- impact of the proposed work
- value for money
- involvement of the public.