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NIHR Highlight Notice: Complex Health and Care Needs in Older People

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) welcomes proposals for clinical and applied health research into the evaluation of healthcare interventions, health services, social care or public health measures for older people with complex health and care needs. For this highlight notice, complex needs are defined as the presence of more than one health or social care need (impacting on health) as well as a depth of need in terms of the severity of the conditions or intensity of the needs.

The NIHR welcomes all relevant applications, and particularly those addressing the key themes:

Theme 1: Frailty

Theme 2: Transitions in care, service delivery and models of care

Theme 3: Medicines management/polypharmacy

Theme 4: Promoting healthy ageing/preventing ill health

Theme 5: Patient-centered decision making

Applications can be made at any time, as part of each programmes’ researcher-led workstream.

For more information on the Themes and application opening dates, please visit NIHR.

For advice on applying, please contact Kelly Lavender-Smith.

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Influence Health Research in the UK

Opportunities are available for experienced professionals to join several of our panels and boards. Membership of a board or panel involves detailed review of research briefs and other papers, as well as online preparation in advance of attendance at meetings.

Expertise is required for the following programmes:

• Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme
• NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme
• NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme
• NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme

Applications close on 25 April 2016 at 1pm.

Further details and information on how to apply, please visit NIHR.


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NIHR Calls

Take a look at these new funding opportunities from the Department of Health’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Public Health Research Programme: 15/129, 15/189, 15/193

Proposals for commissioned research may address: local interventions to reduce intake and harm from alcohol; interventions to build resilience in children and young people; preventing the uptake of smoking by children and young people.

Deadline for proposals: 26 Apr 16

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme: 16/04, 16/05

Proposals are sought on the following topics: improving the outputs of national clinical audits to support organisations to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes; workforce interventions for the assessment and management of older adult patients with cognitive impairments.

Deadline for proposals: 12 May 16

Health Technology Assessment Programme: 15/33

Proposals are sought on the topic of promising pharmacological therapy for the treatment of resistant bipolar depression.

Deadline for proposals: 19 May 16

Health Technology Assessment Programme: 16/11, 16/12

Proposals are sought on the following topics for evidence synthesis: treating mental health problems associated with a history of complex traumatic events; Aids to cancer diagnosis in primary care.

Deadline for proposals: 19 May 16

Health Technology Assessment Programme: 16/13, 16/14, 16/15, 16/16, 16/18, 16/19, 16/20, 16/21, 16/23

Proposals are sought on the following topics: acne in adult women; management of asthma in children of south Asian origin; secondary care treatment for severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy; carboprost versus oxytocin as the first line treatment of primary postpartum haemorrhage; topiramate for post-traumatic stress disorder; intervention for tics in children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome; persistent anxiety disorder in adolescents after low intensity psychological therapy; unscheduled bleeding in women using long acting reversible contraception; high dose fluoride toothpaste to older patients.

Deadline for proposals: 19 May 16

For more information and support during your application, please contact Kelly Lavender-Smith.


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New Funding Opportunities with the NIHR

The HS&DR Programme’s researcher-led workstream welcomes outline proposals on topics or research questions identified by researchers within the programme’s remit.

For the current funding round proposals around the organisation and quality of care in the last year of life are welcome. This includes research to identify cost-effective models of specialist palliative care and evaluation of other promising service innovations to provide joined-up, person-centred care to those at the end of life.

The deadline for outline and full proposals is 14 April 2016, by 1pm.

For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/1OM1OFT

For support during your application, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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NIHR Obesity Themed Call

The NIHR Themed Call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services for the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children is now open for applications.

Issues of particular importance for this call include the prevention of type 2 diabetes and increasing levels of physical activity.

The deadline for applications is 6 April 2016 at 1pm.

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1Oi9gWa

For support during your application, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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NIH Grants

NIH invite applications for several funding opportunities.

Advancing erythroid cell biology (R01)

This R01 funding opportunity announcement supports research efforts towards a complete description of the molecular and cellular components of erythropoiesis and how these components function to achieve normal erythropoiesis.

Application deadline 5 Feb 2016.

Advancing erythroid cell biology (R01): Aids-related

As above, but specficially targeted at Aids-related research.

Application deadline 7 Jan 2016.

Exploratory/developmental bioengineering research grants (R21)

The purpose of this R21 funding opportunity announcement is to establish the feasibility of technologies, techniques or methods that: explore a unique multidisciplinary approach to a biomedical challenge, are high-risk but have high impact, and develop data that may lead to significant future research.

Application deadline 16 Feb 2016.

Exploratory/developmental bioengineering research grants (R21): Aids-related

As above, but specficially targeted at Aids-related research.

Application deadline 7 May 2016.

For more information, please visit: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html

For advice on applying, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.


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NIHR Funding Opportunities

The Department of Health’s National Institute for Health Research invites expressions of interest under the commissioned funding stream of its health technology assessment programme.

There is a vast range of topics upon which proposals may be based.

The deadline for applications is 21 Jan 2016.

For a list of the calls and more information, please visit: http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/funding/hta-commissioned

For advice on applying, please contact your relevant Research Development Manager.