|Funding opportunities for research and career development|
The National Institute for Health Research has published a leaflet providing comprehensive information about funding and career development opportunities available to research professionals in England.
|Getting Funding via the EME programme|
The (EME) Programme was launched with an ultimate view to improving health and patient care. Instant answers are rarely produced in research but the EME Programme aims to bridge the gap in translation from early to later phase clinical trials producing scientific evidence that helps change practice. To read more about their programme remit, commissioned and researcher-led workstreams, application processes and current funding opportunities please click here.
Research proposals are sought on the following two topics: Primary Research; Evidence Synthesis. Deadline: 1 pm, 2 July 2012
NIHR Commissioned Workstream: Retinal Diseases; Diagnosis or Assessment of Infection. Deadline: 1 pm, 18 June 2012
Researcher-led Workstream. Deadline: 1 pm, 17 July 2012
|Philip-Poole Wilson Seed Corn Fund|
If you are a healthcare professional involved in research or a university based researcher with an interest in health or social care with an idea for new research, you can apply for a grant.
NIHR Funding Calendar [PDF]
The calendar (© Russell Holloway, Knowledge Manager, RDS South West) contains details of the new Surgery Themed Call for all the participating funding streams, as well as details of new calls such as the i4i Challenge Awards.
|Sir Henry Dale Fellowships - Wellcome Trust|
For outstanding postdoctoral scientists wishing to build their own UK-based independent research career addressing an important biomedical question.
|Early Career Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowships - Wellcome Trust||A portfolio of opportunities for talented clinicians wishing to undertake a period of postdoctoral training in the best research environments in the UK and overseas.|
| Major Funders Calendar 2012/2012.pdf|
Major funders project and programme calendar 2012/2013
|NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme:|
Regionally commissioned quantitative and/or qualitative NHS research arising from daily practice to contribute to service improvements and, most importantly, patient benefits
|National Institute for Health Research Central Commissioning Facility (NIHR CCF):|
Primary source of information for NHS clinicians and related health researchers seeking NIHR and DH funding. Details funding opportunities, guidance documents for NIHR funding streams, and a searchable database of projects already funded or commissioned
|NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research:|
Funding for proposals comprising a series of related projects forming a coherent theme in an area of priority or need for the NHS
|NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC):|
Research training and fellowship awards information for researchers undertaking people and/or patient focused research relevant to the NHS
|NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Co-ordination Centre (NETSCC):|
Gateway to information about several funding programmes administered through the NIHR and other bodies: HTA; EME; PHR; SDO and HSR programmes (see below)
|Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme:|
Funds research focusing on the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests, including clinical evaluation and trials
|Efficiency and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme:|
Supports 'science driven' studies with potential to lead to substantial health gain, particularly Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) and studies evaluating the clinical efficacy of interventions, and the development and testing of new methodologies
|Public Health Research (PHR) Programme|
Supports research focusing on the evaluation of public health interventions; costs, acceptability and wider impacts of non-NHS interventions designed to reduce health inequalities and improve the health of the public
|Health Services Research (HSR) Programme:|
Research focusing primarily on research and evidence synthesis relating to patient safety; applied methodology research; measuring quality improvement, and knowledge exchange and transfer within organisations
|Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) Programme:|
Supports research focusing on the organisation and delivery or healthcare for NHS commissioners, healthcare providers and partner organisations (e.g. local authorities and the voluntary sector), and healthcare service users
|Medical Research Council (MRC):|
Funds medical and healthcare-related research through a range of grants, calls, studentships and fellowships
|Cancer Research UK (CRUK):|
Supports funding for clinical trials, translational research and project/programme grants
Searchable database of health-related research funding bodies and current calls for proposals