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NIHR Partner Criteria: Non-commercial funding organisations list.

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The Department of Health has made available the list of non-commercial funding organisations that meet the NIHR Partner criteria; the criteria for the automatic eligibility of a study to be adopted onto the NIHR Portfolio include it being funded by one of these organisations:

Please note: if an organisation that funds research is not present on this list, it does not necessarily mean that a study funded by that organisation will be ineligible for Portfolio adoption. Organisations that have not yet been assessed for NIHR Partner status will be required to complete the application process. The Department of Health will not be making available a list of organisations who have failed to meet the NIHR Partner organisation criteria in the past, however.

Studies funded by overseas organisations and investigator initiated trials (commercially funded, non-commercially sponsored) will continue to be assessed on a case by case basis.

This document will be updated every two weeks by the NIHR CRN CC.


Health Innovation Challenge Fund

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Applications are now open for the latest theme in the Health Innovation Challenge Fund, addressing the monitoring of individuals with long-term health problems.

This third call focuses on chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, heart failure and dementia that at present can only be controlled not cured.

The Health Innovation Challenge Fund (HICF) is a £100 million, five-year parallel funding partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health. The funders are collaborating to stimulate the creation of innovative healthcare products, technologies and interventions, and facilitate their development for the benefit of patients in the NHS and beyond. The HICF will have a succession of thematic calls for proposals, each selected to focus on unmet needs in healthcare relevant to the NHS.

The deadline for preliminary applications is 1 October 2010.


PBSPCRC Summer 2010 newsletter out now

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The Pan-Bath and Swindon Primary Care Research Consortium's Summer 2010 newsletter is now available to download, containing news of the latest health research studies, events, jobs and funding opportunities in the South-West.

If you would like to subscribe to our bi-annual newsletter, or if you would like to request a paper copy of the Summer 2010 newsletter, then please email me at .

PBSPCRC Newsletter summer 2010


NIHR Public Health Research programme - new funding opportunities available

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New National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research programme calls for proposals:

Commissioned call for proposals

Applicants are invited to submit proposals on the following commissioning briefs:


Commissioning brief title

Proposal type

Submission deadline

10/3001 Encourage walking and cycling to work Outline 23 August 2010, 5pm
10/3002 Alcohol misuse by children Outline 23 August 2010, 1pm
10/3004 Traveller communities Direct to full 26 July 2010, 1pm

To find out more about how to apply and download the full commissioning briefs visit the Public Health Research programme's website:

Researcher-led call for proposals

The next cut-off date for submitting researcher-led outline proposals is Monday 6 September 2010, before 1pm. Potential applicants should visit the Public Health Research programme's website:

Suggest a research topic

We welcome suggestions of public health topics that require further research. Anyone can make a suggestion online at:

Please tell others about us

We would be grateful if colleagues could forward this information on to others within the public health field that may be interested in the funding opportunities presented by the Public Health Research programme.


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New NIHR Invention for Innovation funding stream now open

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) announced the opening of the 6th call for the Invention for Innovation (i4i) funding stream on Wednesday 19 May.

The i4i programme provides investement in, and improved identification of, promising healthcare technologies in order to accelerate the development of new healthcare products for the 21st century. i4i funds translational research, extending between basic research and pre-clinical trials or health technology assessments. This part of the innovation process is an area of high technological and business risk, and the projects funded by i4i reflect this.

Key features of i4i funding:

  • Flexibility of entry points; depending on the maturity of the idea investigators can apply for funding from any of four streams and if appropriate proceed from stream to stream.
  • Co-ordination between streams through having one secretariat.
  • Support to projects that meet milestones and show promise to move onto the next funding stream with minimum delay and to accelerate them along the innovation pathway.
  • Rolling programme of calls for proposals to fit better with the innovation process.

For further information including the guidance document can be obtained directly from the website:

Please note Stream 1 proposals must be submitted electronically no later than 5pm on Friday 2 June 2010.