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New funding opportunities with the NIHR PHR Programme
Call for research proposals into smoking prevention - Open now
The following new commissioning briefs are now open for applications:
- Preventing smokeless tobacco use in UK communities
- Smoking prevention in further education
- New media interventions to prevent the uptake of smoking among children and young people
To support teams interested in applying to the smoking prevention briefs we will be holding a webinar at 10:00am on 29 May 2013. If you are interested in participating please complete the application form available on our website by 3 May. Please note that places are limited.
The commissioning briefs, application deadlines and guidance notes can be found on our website.
Researcher-led call for proposals - Open now
The researcher-led workstream has now reopened for applications. Applicants can submit outline proposals at any time during the year, with three cut-off dates when applications will be considered by the Programme Advisory Board.
The next cut-off date for researcher-led applications is 30 July 2013 at 1pm.
In addition to our standard researcher-led call the PHR Programme encourages applications in the following areas:
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The European Commission invites bids for €227M in research grants
The European Commission is inviting bids for the final tranche of Marie Curie fellowship grants allotted under the current seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7, 2007-13). Around €227 million will be awarded to around 1,000 experienced researchers this year.
The application deadline is 14 August 2013.
To apply, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/funding
Marie Curie Actions promote research careers in the European Union (EU) through funding schemes managed by the Research Executive Agency. The 2007-13 budget for the Marie Curie Actions amounts to €4.7 billion. Nearly half the funding (48%) supports PhD training for researchers, with 24% allocated to fellowships for researchers with more than four years of post-Masters' experience. The remainder supports industry-academia partnerships, career integration grants (for researchers returning to the EU), exchange schemes and specific support actions such as EU Researchers' Night.
Since 2007, more than 4,000 Marie Curie fellowship grants have been awarded to researchers working in 50 countries and representing more than 90 nationalities.
Individual fellowships will continue to be provided under the new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions as part of the Horizon 2020 programme, which is due to start in 2014.
For further information contact: David Ritchie, EU Health Specialist. North of England EU Health Partnership (Formerly the North West Health Brussels Office), Rue du Trône 4, Brussels, Belgium, 1000. T: +32 2 229 53 86 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://northofenglandeuhealth.eu
NIHR Primary Care Interventions Call:
Additional supporting information now available
On the 28 February 2013 the NIHR launched a cross-programme call for research to evaluate health care interventions or services delivered in primary care settings. To support the launch, a researcher briefing event was held in London on 12 February 2013 to help researchers prepare for this call and for future funding opportunities.
Supporting information available
An NIHR webpage now provides additional supporting information about the primary care interventions call.
A researcher briefing event webpage also has links to video presentations and interviews, which provide useful tips, advice and guidance if you are applying for funding, as well as a place to download presentations from the 12 February briefing event.
The call closes at 1pm on the 22 May 2013, with funding decisions expected in March 2014.
This themed call is a key component of the NIHR response to recognising the need for further research-based evidence in primary care through:
• supporting capacity building across a wide range of primary care disciplines; and
• increasing the volume of high-quality research into the effectiveness, delivery and organisation of primary care interventions and services.
The programmes participating are:
Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)
Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR)
Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
Invention for Innovation (i4i)
Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)
Public Health Research (PHR)
Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)
NIHR Fellowships Programme (The 2014 round for the Fellowships Programme opens in October 2013)
Pharmacy Research UK Personal Research Awards
Pharmacy Research UK supports a number of smaller grants to develop research capacity. These enable small scale research projects that may not be eligible for funding from other bodies, to be undertaken. They are awarded to both academics and pharmacy practitioners. Please click here for further details.