19th Mar 2014

Latest Update from the NIHR

NIHR funding opportunities

Commissioned workstream:

The commissioned workstream welcomes outline proposals in response to specific research topics advertised under each call for funding.

There are currently four calls open:


Follow-on studies to funded HS&DR projects - deadline for applications is 1pm 10 April 2014


Research on improving performance and productivity at the clinical microsystem (team) level - deadline for applications is 1pm 15 May 2014


Research into organisation of surgical services for the twenty-first century - deadline for applications is 1pm 15 May 2014


Research on workforce implications of moving care out of hospital - deadline for applications is 1pm 15 May 2014.

Please see the HS&DR funding page for the most up to date information.

Researcher-led workstream:

The researcher-led workstream welcomes outline proposals on topics or research questions identified by researchers within the programme's remit.

The deadline for applications for the current call is 1pm on 25 April 2014.
For commissioning briefs and tips for applying please see the HS&DR funding page for the most up to date information.

Further details and alerts about funding opportunities
Please check the HS&DR funding page for the most up to date information about our funding opportunities.

Advance notice of Board and Panel opportunities

Later this month the NIHR will be advertising a number of opportunities on programme boards and panels. These groups prioritise research questions for NIHR commissioning and make funding recommendations on project applications.

Applications are expected to open from 24 March 2014 and will be open for several weeks. Further details and application forms will be posted online from the opening date.

Health Services Research Network Symposium 2014, 19-20 June 2014, Nottingham

The Health Services Research Network (HSRN) Symposium presents the leading edge of health services research in a multidisciplinary programme that includes research presentations and posters, plenaries from research and service leaders, and commissioned themes.

For more details and to register please click here.

NIHR launches "Focus on Stroke" as ground-breaking stroke trial opens in the UK

EuroHYP-1, the largest worldwide clinical trial of a new revolutionary stroke treatment called Therapeutic Hypothermia, is due to open in the UK. The study is just one of those featured on "Focus on Stroke", a new online resource from the NIHR aimed at raising public awareness of the exciting developments happening in stroke research.

Click here to find out more.

New survey launches to help identify mesothelioma treatment uncertainties

An important survey has launched that will help to inform future research into mesothelioma diagnosis, treatments and care. This is part of a project being carried out by an NIHR-funded 'Priority Setting Partnership' (PSP) recently set up by the James Lind Alliance (JLA). The survey gives patients, carers and family members affected by the disease an opportunity to identify and prioritise unanswered questions about mesothelioma.

For more information, please click here.

Are you interested in becoming a reviewer?

The NIHR is looking for people from a wide range of professional backgrounds to review proposals received in response to NIHR calls.
Click here for more information.

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