Aim: To support applied health and social care research for the benefit of users of the NHS.
Funding: There are 3 levels of funding.
Process: Two-stage process (shortened application form for Stage 1) to one of the 10 regional funding panels. The process takes about 10 months.
To help with the application, a word version of the standard application form stage 1 and stage 2 has been developed and the national RDS has produced an excel document for the finances.
Criteria: Applications will be judged on the following:
Please note that the RfPB will not fund pilot studies (guidance on feasibility versus pilot study).