Funding calls

This page is being updated with current funding calls that may be of interest. Click on the links to take you through to the funders website for more information.

21/562 Early detection of disease

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream. All proposals submitted must fall within the remit/scope of the EME Programme and further information on this can be found on the EME Programme webpage and by clicking on ‘What we fund’. For more information: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/21562-early-detection-of-disease/28713

Healthy Ageing Challenge – Designed for Ageing

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £14.4million for service-led innovations to support healthy ageing.

These will be to deliver a clear game-changing service-led innovation to help people as they age, positively, actively, independently and with dignity. Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £500,000 and £2million. For more information: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/1013/overview#summary

Healthy Ageing Challenge – Designed for Ageing

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £14.4million for service-led innovations to support healthy ageing.

These will be to deliver a clear game-changing service-led innovation to help people as they age, positively, actively, independently and with dignity. Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £500,000 and £2million. For more information: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/1013/overview#summary

21/559 Dementia research call – Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme is accepting stage one applications to this funding opportunity. Dementia is a growing challenge that has become one of the most important health and social care issues facing the world. We need to continue building the evidence base, to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. For more information: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/21559-dementia-research-call-health-technology-assessment-hta-programme/28583

21/558 NIHR James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships rolling call (HTA Programme)

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme is accepting stage one applications to this funding opportunity. The programme recognises the importance of the research priorities identified by the James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnerships (PSP) and are interested in receiving high-quality applications which address them. For more information: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/21558-nihr-james-lind-alliance-priority-setting-partnerships-rolling-call-hta-programme/28582

21/556 NIHR NICE Rolling Call – (HTA Programme)

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme is accepting stage one applications to this funding opportunity. The programme is interested in receiving applications to meet recommendations in research identified in NICE guidance published from 2015 onwards.

Proposals must be within the remit of the HTA Programme and the primary outcome measure must be health related. (This call is also open in the Public Health Research (PHR), Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME), and Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) programmes for proposals which fall within the remit of those programmes – applicants should apply directly to the relevant programme). For more information: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/21556-nihr-nice-rolling-call-hta-programme/

21/555 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

The programme obtains topic suggestions from a wide range of sources and on occasion proposals may be submitted to the researcher–led (CET) streams which are on a similar topic area as one in development via their commissioned stream. Please note that commissioning briefs take priority over applications to researcher led funding calls. For more information: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/21555-health-technology-assessment-programme-researcher-led-evidence-synthesis/

21/554 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (primary research)

The programme obtains topic suggestions from a wide range of sources and on occasion proposals may be submitted to the researcher–led (CET) streams which are on a similar topic area as one in development via their commissioned stream. Please note that commissioning briefs take priority over applications to researcher-led funding calls. For more information: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/21554-health-technology-assessment-programme-researcher-led-primary-research/

Expressions of Interests for the Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC)

This funding opportunity will close at 1pm on 23 November 2021 for expressions of interest. Expressions of interest considered in remit of this funding opportunity will be assessed by a sub-committee of the PHR Prioritisation and Funding Committee in early 2022. For more information: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/expressions-of-interests-for-the-health-determinant-research-collaboration-hdrc/

Molecular and cellular medicine research: Jan 2022

Apply for funding for research projects focused on molecular and cellular medicine.

You must:

  • be a UK-based researcher employed at an eligible research organisation
  • have at least a postgraduate degree.

For more information: https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/molecular-and-cellular-medicine-research-jan-2022/

Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust: Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research

Over the past 20 years the Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust has supported world-leading translational research projects through the Sir Jules Thorn Award. The Award provides a grant of up to £1.7 million to support a five-year programme of translational biomedical research selected following a competition among applicants sponsored by the UK’s leading medical schools and NHS organisations. UK medical schools and NHS organisations are normally able to submit one application annually, selected following an internal competition. For more information visit: https://julesthorntrust.org.uk/programmes/medical-research/the-sir-jules-thorn-award-for-biomedical-research/

This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. For more information: https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/discovery-awards

Healthcare Technologies: Call for Investigator-led Research Projects

Healthcare technologies investigator-led research grants are for researchers at UK higher education institutions, research council institutes, UKRI-approved independent research organisations and NHS bodies.

This funding call is looking for researchers in engineering, physical sciences, information and communications technologies (ICT) and mathematical sciences who want to apply their expertise to healthcare challenges. For more information: https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/healthcare-technologies-investigator-led-grant/

Better methods, better research: Nov 2021

This funding opportunity is open to researchers at eligible organisations including higher education institutions, approved independent research organisations and NHS bodies, and MRC institutes.

You can apply for funding to support research to improve research methods being applied by others anywhere within the remit of MRC or the NIHR. The applicants are encouraged to learn from others where possible, and welcome multidisciplinary teams or approaches.

You apply under the normal process for the type of grant. These are:

  • research grants
  • new investigator research grants
  • partnership grants

For more information: https://www.ukri.org/opportunity/better-methods-better-research-nov-2021/

British Heart Foundation New Horizons Grants

New Horizons Grants 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.

Examples of such collaborations includes cooperatives between biologists and engineers, physicists, mathematicians etc. For more information: https://www.bhf.org.uk/for-professionals/information-for-researchers/what-we-fund/new-horizon-grants

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