Other funders

20/38 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (primary research)

Proposals should normally evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a health technology. For diagnostic technologies, researchers may suggest equivalent evaluations.

Proposals addressing any health problem in areas not otherwise well covered in NIHR portfolio are of particular interest.

Please find more details here

Deadline for application: 1pm on 2 September 2020

20/3 Health Technology Assessment Programme Researcher-led (evidence synthesis)

Proposals should normally evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of a health technology. For diagnostic technologies, researchers may suggest equivalent evaluations.

Proposals addressing any health problem in areas not otherwise well covered in NIHR portfolio are of particular interest.

Please find more details here

Deadline for application: 1pm on 2 September 2020

Programme Development Grants

Applications are invited for Programme Development Grant funding. Programme Development Grants are designed to increase the rate and number of successful applications for a full Programme Grant by supporting the completion of the necessary preparatory work to suitably position the research team to submit a competitive Programme Grant application. Individual awards are for a maximum of £150k over a period of 12 – 24 months.

Please find more details here

Deadline for application: 1pm on 13 May 2020

 

Invention for Innovation (i4i) – Product Development Awards Call 20

Product Development Awards fund the development of disruptive early stage medical technologies that address existing or emerging healthcare needs. They support translational projects developing medical devices, active implantable devices and in vitro diagnostic devices.

Please find more details here

Deadline for application: 1pm on 3 June 2020

 

Invention for Innovation (i4i) – Challenge Awards Call 10

The Real World Implementation Challenge Award will fund investigations of medtech innovations in healthcare settings. The aim is to shorten the evidence gap between the safety/efficacy typical of a newly or nearly CE marked technology and what is required for decisions by commissioners and regulators. At the same time, this will de-risk the product for follow-on investment.

Please find more details here

Deadline for application: 1pm on 5 June 2020

 

20/23 Diagnostic tools to establish the presence and severity of peripheral arterial disease in people with diabetes

Applications are invited for studies that will investigate the diagnostic accuracy and cost-effectiveness of various non-invasive tests for the diagnosis and assessment of peripheral arterial disease in people with diabetes.

Please find more details here

Deadline for application: 1pm on 29 July 2020

 

Advanced Fellowship Round 4

The NIHR Advanced Fellowship funds post-doctoral individuals from a range of health and social care professions who haven’t yet been awarded a chair. Whether you are someone who has recently been or about to be awarded a PhD, or someone with several years of post-doctoral experience, you could be eligible to apply for an Advanced Fellowship.

The Fellowship funds:

  • full salary support, including protected time to concentrate on research
  • research costs
  • a bespoke training and development programme to meet individual needs

Applicants who are active clinicians or social workers can request for up to 40% of their time to be dedicated to clinical service/development/practice, which will be covered by the Fellowship.

Please find more details here

Deadline for application: 1pm 29 July 2020

 

ME 20/04 Building clinical trials experience: Applications to lead an EME-funded clinical efficacy study as part of an NIHR Advanced Fellowship

The EME Programme invites applications for clinical studies within the programme remit, to be led by a Chief Investigator who is applying for an NIHR Advanced Fellowship award. Applications are welcomed across all areas of health. The proposed study should aim to evaluate an intervention or medical test with the potential to maintain health, treat disease or improve recovery. It may use any robust study design that is considered most appropriate to achieve the study objectives.

Please find more details here

Deadline for applications: 1pm 11 August 2020 (2 stage – Stage 1 to Stage 2)

 

EME 19/136 – Evaluating interventions for the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases

Applications are sought for research to evaluate interventions for the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring or management of patients with autoimmune disease(s).

The programme would like to build on its existing portfolio by encouraging applications that utilise novel or efficient study designs, for example to evaluate the use of a single intervention across multiple diseases, or the use of multiple interventions in one disease. Innovative trial designs are therefore encouraged but not essential. Applicants will need to fully justify their choice of study design.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to

  • repurposing of existing interventions, e.g. pharmaceuticals, cell therapies, diagnostics;
  • evaluation of biomarkers used for diagnosis, to guide treatment, to monitor treatment response or to predict relapse/remission.

Please find more details here

Deadline for applications: 1pm 11 August 2020 (2 stage – Stage 1 to Stage 2)

 

EME 19/138 Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme – Researcher-led

The EME Programme primarily supports clinical trials, and other robustly designed studies that test the efficacy of interventions. The interventions should have the potential to improve patient care or benefit the public.

Innovative study designs involving stratification, the use of routinely collected digital data or novel methodologies are strongly encouraged.

Please find more details here

Deadline for applications: 1pm 11 August 2020

 

Doctoral Fellowship Round 4

The NIHR Doctoral Fellowship funds individuals from a range of health and social care professions to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research.

The Fellowship funds:

  • full salary support, including protected time to concentrate on research
  • PhD fees and research costs
  • a bespoke training and development programme to meet individual needs

Applicants from clinical or social care practice are able to include up to 20% clinical time as part of the Fellowship, to ensure the maintenance of their clinical competence whilst undertaking the Fellowship.

Please find more details here

Deadline for application: 1pm on 13 August 2020

 

European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

If you are thinking about applying for funding through the EU’s Horizon 2020 calls, please get in contact with your relevant National Contact Point who can advise you on how to form a consortium and how to apply for Horizon 2020 funding.

Here are some further links that you may find useful:

Horizon 2020 underwrite guarantee update

Following the publication of the technical notice regarding the Horizon 2020 underwrite guarantee, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is now asking recipients of Horizon 2020 grants to input basic information about their awards into a bespoke portal. This will ensure that UKRI can keep UK researchers and businesses informed of the next steps if the government needs to underwrite Horizon 2020 payments. The new system was rolled out on 27 September 2018, follow this link to find out more this portal.

Other organisations

Organisation Focus Relevant grants
Diabetes UK Committed to improving the care and treatment of diabetes, preventing it from developing in those at risk and, ultimately, finding a cure. Project grants, clinical and basic research fellowships, PhD studentships, equipment grants, small grants, AHP nurse and midwife fellowships, travel fellowships.
Wellcome Trust Supports research into all aspects of biomedical science: from molecules and cells vital to life, through the spread of diseases or the vectors of disease across the globe, to clinical and public health research to improve the quality of healthcare. PhD studentships, fellowships, strategic awards, investigator awards.
Medical Research Council Dedicated to improving human health. By supporting research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences Studentships, fellowships, partnership grants, programme grants, biomedical catalyst grants, new investigator research grants.
Biological and Biotechnology Science Research Council Investing in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Studentships, fellowships, new investigators, strategic awards, industry partnerships, international collaboration grants.
European Research Council Encourages high quality research in Europe through competitive funding. Starting grants, consolidator grants, advanced grants, synergy grants, proof of concept grants.
European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes Since its inception, EFSD has committed €88 million to diabetes research in Europe by various funding means. In the last five years, the Foundation has become a significant European funding agency for diabetes research, and is continually striving to enhance awareness in Europe of the severity and magnitude of this devastating condition. Programme grants: Request for Applications
Deadline for submission of applications: 1 July 2016
Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation Research fellowships are given for research related to causes, cures or complications of diabetes. Occasionally, additional proposals which comply with the charity’s strategy for finding a cure for diabetes; improving treatment options and improving quality of life for people with diabetes will also be funded based on merit. Research fellowships, occasional additional proposals based on merit/funds being available.