10th Feb 2014

NIHR Themed Call: Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has issued a call for evaluative research for long-term conditions in children and young people.

The research should aim to provide the evidence base to improve the health outcomes for children and young people that result from long-term conditions. The call is in support of the annual report of the Chief Medical Officer 2012 entitled, "Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays".

This call is a key component of the NIHR response to the need for further research-based evidence for long-term conditions in children and young people up to the age of 25 through:

  • supporting capacity building across a wide range of disciplines working with children's health and disabilities;
  • increasing the volume of high-quality research on the efficacy, effectiveness, delivery and organisation of interventions and services for children and young people.

The following NIHR managed research programmes will be participating:

  • Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)
  • Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR)
  • Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
  • Invention for Innovation (i4i)
  • Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)
  • Public Health Research (PHR)
  • Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Completed application forms must be submitted by 21 May 2014. Funding decisions will be made around March 2015.

Please note that the NIHR Fellowships Programme is also participating in this call, welcoming applications for evaluative research for long-term conditions in children and young people. The deadline for submission of applications to round 7 of the programme was 1pm on the 21 January 2014, however, round 8 of the programme which opens in Autumn 2014 will also be participating in the call.

For further information on the participating programmes, and to apply, please visit the NIHR website.

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