20/135 Continuing priority research topics of interest to the PHR Programme

The Public Health Research Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic.

For this call, we wish to draw your attention to the following commissioning briefs that we have previously advertised. These represent enduring gaps in our portfolio that we would like to fill with high quality research.

In future, commissioned calls against which we have failed to fund sufficient research will remain open and highlighted on this page, in order to stimulate research activity in these areas of need. If you have ideas, we would like to hear from you and can offer early, informal feedback on your proposed research to advise on its fit with the call and the PHR Programme. Please email phr@nihr.ac.uk.

How to apply

In order to apply you will need to carefully review the following commissioning briefs:

(Note there are others, however these are the ones we displayed as being potentially relevant to those working in dementia research)

Guidance

If you are interested in applying for one of these funding opportunities, please refer to the relevant commissioning brief in your Stage 1 application form (section 2 of the Research plan). However, please bear in mind that the commissioning briefs, along with the underpinning literature searches, have not been updated since originally written.

Assessment dates

Proposals received by 1pm on 30 March 2021, and deemed within remit, will be assessed for their importance to public health by the Prioritisation Committee (PC) in May 2021.

Shortlisted stage 1 applications from this round will be considered by the Funding Committee (FC) in June 2021, and assessed for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money. Applicants will be informed of the FC’s decisions in late June 2021, and successful applicants will be invited to submit a stage 2 application. Applicants have eight weeks to complete and submit a stage 2 application for it to be considered at the October 2021 Funding Committee.

Please note: If a very high response is received, some stage 1 applications may not be taken forward for further assessment if they are deemed to be non-competitive and/or it may be necessary to defer some stage 1 applications until a later date. ‘Non-Competitive’ means that a proposal is not of a sufficiently high standard to be taken forward for further assessment in comparison with other proposals received and funded by the PHR Programme because it has little or no realistic prospect of funding. This may be because of scientific quality, cost, scale/duration, or the makeup of the project team.

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study/Trial Steering Committee and it is important that you read the TSC/SSC Guidance before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.

Visit funding web page
(https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/20135-continuing-priority-research-topics-of-interest-to-the-phr-programme/26254)