Thursday, December 18, 2008

News 11/12/2008

**Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) R&D Programme**

Evaluating Partnerships Between Universities and NHS Organisations.
A maximum of £600,000 per project
Applicants are asked to submit full proposals for this call by Thursday, 26th February 2009 at 1.00 pm.

Primary Care and Community Health Services.
A budget of up to £475,000 per project
Applicants are asked to submit outline proposals for the above call by Thursday, 19th February 2009 at 1.00 pm.

Evaluating Innovations in Integrating Health and Social Care for Adults and Older People Projects.
A budget of up to £475,000 per project
Applicants are asked to submit outline proposals for the above call by Tuesday, 24th February 2009 at 1.00 pm.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

News 03/12/08

Don't miss the latest HTA Themed Update newsletter detailing how the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme is supporting the research needs of the NHS. It features an in-depth look at the expansion of the HTA programme and key HTA research which is providing vital clinical expertise to the NHS.

To download the newsletter, visit the HTA programme website:

The NIHR HTA programme is inviting outline research proposals within the broad area of diagnostic tests and test technologies. It will consider research which evaluates tests used for the diagnosis, staging, grading, monitoring, prediction or the prognosis of disease or ill health.
Outline proposals for primary research or evidence synthesis for this call must be submitted by 1pm on 25 February 2009.

Further details can be found at:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

News 24/11/08

**HTA Health Technology Assessment**

HTA Clinical Evaluation and Trials - Proposals sought for addressing any health problems.
Next cut off date is 28th January 2009

**National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - Central Commissioning Facility (CCF)**

Programme Development Grants
2009 Rounds : Competition 1 Submission Deadline 30th March 2009
Competition 2 Submission Deadline 27th November 2009

**Research Capacity Development Programme**

Clinical Academic Training Pathway for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professions.
Tenders must be submitted by 13:00 hrs 21st January 2009

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Update 17/11/2008

**Department of Health Policy Research Programme**

Evaluation of the Healthy Community Challenge Fund: Exploring Implementation and Scoping for Future Assessment of Impact. Applications are invited for an evaluation of the early stages of the initiative. Budget of £700,000.

Full proposals must be submitted no later than 5.00 pm on Friday 23rd January 2009.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Update 11/11/08

**Research Capacity Development Programme**

Career Development Fellowship (NIHR-CDF) - The NIHR-CDF will offer 3 years full-time (4 or 5 years part-time) funding to individuals who have significant and successful post-doctoral experience.

Doctoral Research Fellowshop (NIHR-DRF) - The NIHR-DRF will offer 3 years full-time funding to undertake a PhD and is aimed at individuals of outstanding potential early in their research careers.

Senior Research Fellowship (NIHR-SRF) - The NIHR-SRF will offer 5 years funding to undertake a programme of research and is aimed at outstanding individuals who are currently independent researchers and can demonstrate the potential to become academic and researcher leaders within the duration of an award.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship (NIHR-PDF) - The NIHR-PDF will offer 3 years full-time funding to individuals who are able to demonstrate their potential as researchers but do not, as yet, have sufficient experience to be fully independent.

Applications for all the above fellowships must be submitted by 1.00 pm on Wednesday, 7th January 2009.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

News 04/11/2008

**Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme**

Primary Research (Outline Proposals)

All submissions must reach the HTA Offices before 1.00pm Tuesday 6th January 2009

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

News 21/10/08

**NHS Connecting for Health Evaluation Programme**

Evaluation of Different Levels of Structuring Within the Clinical Record

£250,000 available over a maximum of two years

The deadline for submitting a registration of interest (ROI) form is 2.00pm on Friday, 7th November 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

News 09/10/2008

**National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)**

Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Phase 1 funding is a maximum £100,000 Competition 1 submission deadline 24th November 2008

**Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) R&D Programme **

Patient and Carer-Centred Services
A maximum of £475,000 per project
Full proposals deadline is 4th December 2008

Technology Adoption
A maximum of £475,000 per project
Full proposals deadline is 11th December 2008

**Research Capacity Development**

Research Methods Programme - Call for Organisations to support the development of individuals with expertise in research methods including health statistics, health economics, clinical trial design, and operational research and modelling.
Closing date for call for proposals is 1.00pm 17th November 2008

**Policy Research Programme**

Evaluation of the Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) Approx £400,000 (inc FEC or VAT) Full Applications 5.00pm Friday 7th November 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


** New RDFunding Special Editions **

Pulling together funding opportunities relating to specific priorities.

- Dermatology
- Sexual Health
- Opthalmology
- Infectious Diseases

The full list of special editions can be viewed at:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

News 23/09/08

**Department of Health Policy Research Programme**

1. A Systematic Review of the causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Funding within a cost of £70,000 including FEC or VAT.

Deadline for applications is 5.00pm 17th October 2008

2. The incidence and prevalence of Schizophrenia and Psychosis and Associated Aetiological Factors.

Funding within a cost of £70,000 including FEC or VAT.

Deadline for applications is 5.00pm 17th October 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Update 09/09/08

**Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme**

To support "science driven" studies with an expectation of substantial health gain.
The submission deadline for the next round is 1.00pm Monday 1st December 2008.

**Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) R&D Programme**

Research on the Practice of Health Care Commissioning (COM238)

Projects up to three years duration may be funded to a maximum of £475,000 per project
Applicants are asked to submit outline proposals by 1.00pm Thursday 16th October 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

News 20/08/08

** Medical Research Council (MRC) **

Addiction Research Strategy - Call for Pilot Research Proposals Applications should request between £100-300K on a full economic cost basis for grants lasting a maximum of two years.
Deadline for receipt of applications is 4pm on 19th November 2008.

** New RDFunding Special Editions **

Pulling together funding opportunities relating to specific priorities. The first of this series are:

- Stroke
- Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Haematology
- Respiratory

The previous special edition, Nurses and Midwives, has been split into the separate disciplines:
- Nursing
- Midwifery

The full list of special editions can be viewed at:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

News 12/08/08

**Health Technology Assessment (HTA)**

HTA Clinical Trials funding stream broadened.

The HTA programme's successful responsive funding strem is extending its remit enabling researchers to submit evaluation studies falling within the remit of the HTA programme. This includes feasibility, pilot studies and proposals for evidence synthesis alongside normal clinical trials

**Policy Research Programme**

Evaluation of the TB Find and Treat Pilot Programme
Registration of Interest (ROI) is required by 5.00pm on Friday, 19th September 2008

**Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO)Programme**

The NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Programme wishes to commission research on a whole system transformation programme, including the introduction and use of lean management in healthcare organisations.

Ref. LM255: Evaluating a whole system transformation of a group of healthcare provider and commissioning organisations based on Toyota production system.

Closing date for full proposals is 1.00pm Thursday 2nd October 2008.

**Please note**

We have added Health Economics as a new keyword to the website.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

News 05/08/2008

** Medical Research Council (MRC) **

Translational Stem Cell Research Programme - Response mode funding

To fund investigator-led research proposals that have clear translational goals, and will consider applications from across the UK.

The deadline for outline proposals is the 6th October 2008, for the Committee meeting on the 17th November.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

News 29/07/2008

**National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)**

Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme - Competition 7 Registration of Intention to Submit deadline is 5pm, 12th August 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

News 22/07/08

**National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)**

Future Product Development Stream 1: i4i

To provide funds and support to enable ideas for new healthcare products to progress from post basic research to pre large scale clinical trials or health technology assessments.

Submission deadline is 19th September 2008.

** Policy Research Programme**

Evaluation of TB Find and Treat Programme

Up to £300K may be available

Registration of Interest is required by 5pm Thursday 14th August 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

News 15/07/08

**Wellcome Trust**

Biomedical Science Senior Research Fellowships in Clinical Science

Five year fellowship in the first instance. Deadline for preliminary applications is 19th September 2008.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Update 08/07/08

Our Feeds are now displayed on the front page of the NIHR portal at -
The first feed provides initial information on all NIHR calls, and the second one is for all other government calls.
A full list of our rss feeds is on our website - subscribe to the ones you are interested in. See:
For those users of iGoogle, there is a Google button which enables you to add them to your iGoogle page.
Unfamiliar with rss feeds? see:

Thursday, July 03, 2008

NIHR Portal

Two rss feeds from RDFunding are now displayed on the home page of the portal - one for NIHR funding opportunities, and the other for the rest of the government calls, including research councils.

The full list of rss feeds can be found on the rdfunding website, including a button to add them to your iGoogle page.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

News 01/07/08

**Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) R&D Programme**

An Evaluation of the Advancing Quality Pay for Pay for Performance Programme in the NHS North West - Provisional Funding to an Upper limit of £750,000 - Deadline for full proposals 4th September 2008

A Scoping Exercise on the Organisation and Delivery of Diabetes Services in the United Kingdom - £90,000 - Deadline for full proposals 7th August 2008.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New Google Tab

A new google tab has been created for the rss feeds from rdfunding. Use this to keep up to date with all new funding streams. The link to add the tab to your igoogle page can be found on rss feeds

Once you have added the tab, you can delete any of the rss feeds you are not interested in.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

News 24/06/2008

*** Make a difference to NHS research – join one of their expert panels.***

As a member of a HTA advisory panel, your role will be to decide which of the many research suggestions received through the HTA programme of commissioned research, or clinical trials proposals received through their researcher-led programme, should be given priority.

If you’re interest in helping shape the NHS research agenda, the closing date for applications is 31st July 2008.

Further information

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

News 17/06/2008

*** Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme ***

It is part of the new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Medical Research Council (MRC) joint arrangement for clinical trials. The EME programme is managed by the NIHR as the lead organisation for clinical trials and evaluation, and funded by the MRC.

Completed applications must be submitted by 1.00pm on Monday 1st September 2008.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

News - 10/06/2008

**National Institute for Health Research**
NIHR Senior Investigators
Deadline for Electronic submission 28th July 2008

**Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme**
Evidence Synthesis (Full Proposals)
Primary Research (Outline Proposals)
Primary Research (Full Proposals)
Deadline for submissions 30th July 2008

**Policy Research Programme**
Research on abuse, neglect and loss of dignity in Institutional Care for Older People
Deadline for online Registration of Interest is required by 12.00 Noon Monday 23rd June 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) Bristol requested a supply of our excellent general RDInfo leaflets and tailored Medicines for Children leaflet

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

News - 03/06/08

** National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) **

NIHR School for Social Care
Funding £3 Million per annum for five years.
Submission Deadline is 12 noon Friday 13th June 2008.

** Research and Development Support Units **

Offer courses designed to help researchers at all stages. Why not take a look at the courses available, especially those aimed at potential applicants to the Research for Patient Benefit Programme.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

RDFunding Special Editions

Our special editions have been revamped - why not check out the new style of special editions available on the RDFunding website.