Research by design

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds the Research Design Service (RDS) to provide design and methodological support to health and social care researchers across England to develop grant applications to the NIHR and other national peer-reviewed funding programmes. RDS advisers in bases across England offer a unique breadth of experience and a proven track record in improving research applications. Advice is confidential and free of charge.

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Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR): Information Events

We are running a series of information events which offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) funding stream. Registration to these events will be FREE and refreshments will be provided. Professor Paul…

Study aims to find treatment for incurable lung condition

A study into Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) – a currently incurable but increasingly common condition – has recruited its one-hundredth participant. Link: Study aims to find treatment for incurable lung condition Source: NIHR

Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce food allergy risk

A study supported by the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre has found that feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce their risk of developing a food allergy. Link: Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce food allergy risk Source: NIHR

The NIHR aims to build capacity and number of women in research with changes to its NIHR Research Professorship award.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has made changes to its most prestigious award which could see an increase in research capacity as well as the number of women in leadership roles in research. The changes, which take effect today as…

The NIHR aims to build capacity and the number of women in research with changes to its NIHR Research Professorship award

The NIHR aims to build capacity and the number of women in research with changes to its NIHR Research Professorship award Link: The NIHR aims to build capacity and the number of women in research with changes to its NIHR Research Professorship…

New project to test MS intervention

A research team funded by the NIHR are to trial a new balance and falls management programme, designed to help people with progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Link: New project to test MS intervention Source: NIHR

NIHR Alzheimer’s researchers receive funding boost

East Anglia researchers have received a further £260,000 investment to build on an existing multi-million-pound NIHR study. Link: NIHR Alzheimer’s researchers receive funding boost Source: NIHR

NIHR investment in Child Prosthetics Research Collaboration

As part of a £1.5 million investment, the Department of Health has announced £750,000 of NIHR funding to speed up the development of new prosthetic technologies specifically for children. Link: NIHR investment in Child Prosthetics Research Collaboration Source: NIHR