10th Feb 2015

Latest NIHR HTA Update

Latest funding opportunities from the NIHR HTA

Commissioned funding stream

The NIHR is currently offering three funding opportunities with a deadline of 1 pm on 12 May 2015:

14/224 - Opioids in chronic non-malignant pain
14/226 - Septoplasty for a deviated nasal septum
14/230 - L-ornithine-l-aspartate (LOLA) and/or Rifaximin for acute hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis

For more details and to apply please visit the HTA Commissioned webpage.

Researcher-led funding stream

Applications in any clinical research area using any of the study designs described on the NIHR's remit page can be submitted on an ongoing basis. Applications are considered three times a year. The next deadline for proposals is 1pm on 6 May 2015. For more details and to apply, please visit the HTA researcher-led webpage.

Vacancy: Director of Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton is seeking a new Director to lead the Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC). For more details and to apply please click here.

Round 6 of NIHR Research Methods Fellowships and Internships Launched

The NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (TCC) has launched Round 6 of the NIHR Research Methods Fellowships and Internships scheme.

In recognition of the importance of using systematic reviews to inform the delivery of health and social care, the Research Methods Scheme has been expanded to include NIHR Systematic Review Fellowships.

Applications to host a Systematic Review Fellow are for:

  • NIHR Senior Investigators (past and present)
  • Emeritus Senior Investigators
  • Those at a senior level who have received funding to support the NIHR Systematic Reviews Programme

The closing date for applications is 5pm, 20 February 2015.

For more details, please click here.

New approach for commissioning briefs

The NIHR is testing a new approach to attract applications addressing particularly challenging research briefs. There are a small number of briefs which have been advertised in the past which have not been funded, but are a continued priority for the NHS. The new approach to advertising these briefs is to hold calls open for longer periods, with an allowance for more divergence from the particular specifications of the commissioning brief, provided applicants can justify their choice of approach. You can read more about these funding opportunities on the NIHR website.

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