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NIHR 2018 Mental Health Themed Call Update and Funding Opportunities

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NiHR for Public Mental Health

The 2018 NIHR Mental Health Themed Call is ‘Promotion of good mental health and the prevention or treatment of mental ill health’ across the whole life course’.

NIHR are welcome proposals for clinical and applied health research that evaluate healthcare interventions, health services, social care or public health measures operating at either the individual, or the population level. Issues of particular interest include proposals that utilise new digital health technologies or investigate their effects.

The remit for this call includes conditions listed in the Health Research Classification System (HRCS) category ‘Mental Health’.  (Depression, schizophrenia, psychosis and personality disorders, addiction, suicide, anxiety, eating disorders, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and studies of normal psychology, cognitive function and behaviour).

Studies may also include individuals with co-morbidities included in HRCS category ‘Neurological’, (Dementias, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, Parkinson’s disease, neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and studies of the normal brain and nervous system) provided the main focus remains the mental health condition.


There is currently a number of opportunities across the NIHR portfolio. For more information on the calls for early next year, please visit the NIHR  website.

Please contact the relevant RDM to discuss further.


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