Applications are invited for Stage 1 research proposals to develop individual programmes. Research funded through a Programme Grant typically consists of an interrelated group of high quality projects focused on a coherent theme and hence require multidisciplinary approaches, including clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences, to ensure that research objectives can be met. The amount awarded and the length of the funding period will depend on the nature of the proposed work, in particular whether or not the proposal includes a substantial powered trial.
The NIHR programmes currently have the following Themed calls open:
Frailty – ‘Improving the outcomes of health and social care for frail people and their carers’ – Proposals are invited for health and social care research that slows or prevents further declines in health, or supports/promotes healthy ageing, independence, and wellbeing. Research should take into account the wider health and social care needs of the individual and their family or other carers. This themed call will apply to Competitions 29 and 30.
Pain – ‘The management of chronic pain’ – Proposals are invited that address the management of chronic pain. A wide range of different interventions may be used in the management of chronic pain, including pharmacological, psychological, physical, surgical and other forms of therapy. This themed call will apply to Competitions 29 and 30.
For further details, including ongoing NIHR Highlight Notices, please see https://www.nihr.ac.uk/themedcalls. Please note that PGfAR’s researcher led calls are open to all relevant research areas, and do not just include Themed Calls and Highlight Notices. If you are responding to a themed call or highlight notice, please indicate this in the application form in Section 6, Research Plan, Question 1 ‘What is the problem being addressed?’
For further details of these highlight notices and themed call, please see https://www.nihr.ac.uk/themedcalls
The submission deadline for applications is 1pm on 03 April 2019.
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