20/54 NIHR Local Authority Research System call

This call provides specific funding (up to £50,000 per site) for up to 10 sites across the UK. This second round of funding will be available from September to December and is to fund the exploration of how a local authority might form the basis of a research system that will enable that authority to become research active.

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 are accepting Stage 2 applications to this funding opportunity.

The NIHR is looking to explore how it can strengthen its support to research in the local government environment. The NIHR recognises that innovation is happening in some local authorities and wants to explore how current, or new, systems could be developed, at a local level, to support sustainable and influential research activity.

This call provides specific funding (up to £50,000 per site) for up to 10 sites across the UK. This second round of funding will be available between September and December 2020 and is to fund the exploration of how a local authority might form the basis of a research system that will enable that authority to become research active.

We would like to highlight that this funding call is open to the Devolved Administrations and is not limited to England. Applications may be from an individual or group.

In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:

• Commissioning brief
• Stage 2 Guidance notes (specific to this call)
• Suppporting information

Timescales

The deadline for applications is Thursday 6 August 2020, at 1pm. The selection process will be via a sub-committee of our Prioritisation and Funding Committees in late August. Successful applicants will be expected to start work and contracting rapidly to deliver by end December 2020 / early January 2020.

General questions about the call and further guidance may be emailing: phr@nihr.ac.uk

Visit funding web page
(https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/2054-nihr-local-authority-research-system-call/25063)