Funding opportunities

 

Application Development Award (ADA): Adult drug screening and brief interventions in key health, social care and justice settings

Deadline: Tuesday 16th August, 2022
Funding: Discretionary

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme is accepting direct-to Stage 2 applications to this funding opportunity for scoping work to develop research proposals for evaluations of adult drug screening and brief and extended brief interventions in key health, social care and justice settings. Interested in receiving a one-stage proposal to (1) establish a research team with appropriate skills and expertise (2) to develop an application to complete a 2-phase evaluation (pilot and feasibility, followed by a trial/s) on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of targeted drug screening and brief interventions (SBIs) including extended brief interventions in reducing drug use and associated harm in health, social care and justice settings in the UK, including a comparison of effectiveness between settings.

NIHR NICE Rolling Call (EME Programme)

Deadline: Tuesday 16th August, 2022
Funding: Discretionary

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme is accepting Stage 1 applications to this funding opportunity. The programme is interested in receiving applications to meet recommendations in research identified in NICE guidance that has been published or updated since 2015. For the purposes of this call, NICE guidance includes the following:

  • clinical
  • social care
  • public health
  • technology appraisals
  • interventional procedures
  • diagnostics

Proposals must be within the remit of the EME Programme and the primary outcome measure must be health related. (This call is also open in the Public Health Research (PHR), Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programmes for proposals which fall within the remit of those programmes – applicants should apply directly to the relevant programme).

Knowledge Asset Grant Fund 

Deadline: Thursday 13th October, 2022 ; Thursday 15th December, 2022
Funding: Up to 250,000 per project

The grants available are to support the repurposing, commercialisation or expanded use of public sector knowledge assets which include intellectual property, data, innovation, software, knowhow. Funding is available in 3 bands – Explore Grants (for projects with costs of up to £25,000), Expand Grants (for projects with costs of between £25,001 and £100,000) and Extend Grants (for projects with costs of between £100,001 and £250,000) with increasing levels of assessment. Click here to find more details about different bands. The organisations eligible to apply are central UK government departments, non-departmental public bodies (NDPB), arm’s length bodies, public sector research establishments (PSREs), NHS trusts.

Public Health Research Programme Rapid Funding Scheme

Deadline: Friday 29th December, 2023
Funding: Discretionary

The Rapid Funding Scheme (RFS) offers researchers the opportunity to apply for funds to conduct rapid baseline data collection, as well as other feasibility work, prior to intervention implementation, for unique, time limited opportunities such as a natural experiment or similar evaluations of a new public health intervention. This scheme is not intended to fund studies which provide definitive answers to questions to inform service provision – it is to prepare for such studies. The RFS has been set up to provide the public health research community with an accelerated route to funding for small-scale, short and time sensitive proposals that demonstrate a need for a rapid commissioning process to be followed. Funding will be offered, subject to appropriate scientific scrutiny, on the understanding that a full application to support completion of the evaluation will be forthcoming at an appropriate time point.

Global Innovation Fund

Deadline: None specified
Funding: Discretionary

The Global Innovation Fund is a non profit innovation fund headquartered in London with an office in Washington D.C. that invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people. Through our grants and risk capital, we help breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from for profit firms, non profit organisations, researchers, and government agencies to maximise their impact and affect meaningful change.

AUK-Asthma + Lung UK : Respiratory funding

Deadline: None specified
Funding: Project grants up to 300K

Respiratory funding call 2021 – Application deadline extended for project grants upto 3 years. Funding for a multi-year research project. Applications should focus on one or more of the disease areas in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Interstitial Lung Disease (ILDS), Pre-school wheeze.

NIHR: Health Technology Assessment

Deadline: None specified
Funding: Discretionary

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme funds research about the clinical and cost-effectiveness and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive care from NHS and social care services. They have a number of themed calls, please refer their website for more information.

NIHR: Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

Deadline: None specified
Funding: Discretionary

The EME Programme primarily supports clinical trials, and other robustly designed studies that test the efficacy of interventions. The interventions should have the potential to improve patient care or benefit the public. The programme will only support studies where there is sufficient evidence that the intervention might work in man, i.e. that there is ‘proof of concept’. Current calls here include Cystic Fibrosis, Novel strategies to reduce overtreatment, Paediatric Care among others.

Horizon Europe

Deadline: None specified
Funding: €95.5 billion

Horizon Europe is an EU research and innovation programme. It has a budget of €95.5 billion and runs until 2027. If you’re a UK-based researcher or innovator, you can apply to most Horizon Europe funding opportunities on the same terms as EU-based applicants. Horizon Europe funding is available for excellent research in any field, researcher mobility, research infrastructure, global challenges and industrial competitiveness (health; culture, creativity and inclusive society; civil security for society; digital, industry and space; climate, energy and mobility; food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment), innovation, development of the European research and innovation systems. Details about the Horizon Europe programme structure can be found here.

EPSRC network grant

Deadline: None specified
Funding: Discretionary

Develop new interdisciplinary research communities and topics by supporting interaction between researchers and relevant science, technology and industrial groups. The aim is to transfer experimental techniques, models and scientific insights and promote mobility between academe, universities and industry. EPSRC prioritise interdisciplinary proposals and those that involve industrial or other users in any field of research relevant to our remit, particularly encourage involvement of small and medium-sized enterprises. Research area includes

  • Digital economy
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Global uncertainties
  • Healthcare technologies
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Living with environmental change
  • Manufacturing the future
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Quantum technologies
  • Research infrastructure

EPSRC programme grant

Deadline: None specified
Funding: Discretionary

EPSRC programme grant provide flexible funding to world-leading UK research groups addressing significant research challenges and expect most successful proposals to be interdisciplinary and collaborative, but they can also address key challenges in a single discipline. Research area includes

  • Digital economy
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare technologies (also refer healthcare technologies investigator-led funding opportunity)
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Manufacturing the future
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Quantum technologies
  • Global uncertainties
  • Living with environmental change
  • Research infrastructure

Programme grants are open to UK higher education institutions, research council institutes, UKRI-approved independent research organisations, public sector research establishments and NHS bodies with research capacity.

Nesta Impact Investment

Deadline: None specified
Funding: £1,000,000

Nesta Impact Investments is a £17.6m fund investing in life changing innovations that help tackle the major challenges faced by older people, children and communities in the UK.

New Horizons Grants – Cardiovascular research

Deadline: None specified
Funding: Up to £300,000 per project

Funding from BHF to encourage scientists from outside traditional cardiovascular biology to engage in cardiovascular research and bring novel expertise to the field to develop new technologies, models or methodologies and explore novel concepts. The principal investigator will be a senior researcher working in an established research institution in the UK. Early-stage concept development and testing, which may later lead to translational research, is appropriate for the New Horizons scheme. The proposed research plan should contain elements of developing novel technologies, models, applications or methodologies utilising the multidisciplinary background of the applicants.

Digital Health.London’s Accelerator programme

Deadline: None specified
Funding: Discretionary

DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator programme aims to speed up the adoption of technology in London’s NHS, relieving high pressure on services and empowering patients to manage their health.

Companies successful in gaining a place on the programme usually have a product or service that has already been piloted in the NHS and is ready to scale.

Innovate UK Scale Up programme

Deadline: None specified
Funding: Not specified

Innovate UK EDGE’s highly regarded Scaleup Programme provides oneto-one, bespoke and fully funded support centered around innovative scaleups’ specific needs. It is available to those companies achieving, or with the potential for, 50% compound annual growth rates (CAGR) and over. The Scaleup Programme helps the highest potential businesses realise their ambitions. Delivering growth at scale is at the heart of Innovate UK’s emerging strategy for business innovation in the UK. Innovate UK EDGE is a key enabler of this strategic priority and through the Scaleup Programme, helps the highest potential businesses realise their ambitions.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Deadline: None specified
Funding: Not available

BHF provide personal support for clinical and non-clinical cardiovascular researchers at all stages of their career. They also provide grants for short and long term research projects, essential infrastructure and strategic initiatives.

Pre-announcement: Public Health Intervention Development (PHIND): Sep 2022

Deadline: To be confirmed
Funding: £150,000

Apply for funding for the early-stage development of an intervention that seeks to address a UK or global public health challenge. The following activities are not within the scope of this opportunity:

  • NHS interventions
  • interventions treating clinical conditions or improving health services delivery
  • systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • standalone feasibility studies and pilot studies
  • the wholesale transfer of a proven intervention to a new context, setting or target population.

Any researcher employed by an eligible research organisation, including MRC institutes and units (including those in Gambia and Uganda), can apply for this funding opportunity. The full economic cost of your project can be up to £187,500. MRC will typically fund 80% of the full economic cost. Your project can last up to 18 months.

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