Many of the currently advertised PHR Programme funding opportunities may be impacted by and can be related to the COVID-19 situation. For research proposals focused primarily on COVID-19 interventions please apply via the NIHR COVID-19 Urgent Public Health Research process.
The Public Health Research Programme (PHR) accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream for this topic.
In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:
Proposals received by 1pm on 17 November 2020, and deemed within remit, will be assessed for their importance to public health by the Prioritisation Committee (PC) in January 2021.
Shortlisted Stage 1 proposals from this round will be considered by the Funding Committee (FC) in February 2021, and assessed for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money. Applicants will be informed of the FC’s decisions in late February 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 June 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.
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