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UKRI Tackling obesity.

Funding available: Not specified
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Research funding to improve the health of overweight and obese people. Research should be evidence-based approaches, and effective interventions.   

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Awards for All Wales- The National Lottery

Funding available: £20,000
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You have the opportunity to seek funding for initiating new endeavors or sustaining ongoing activities, or to aid your organization in responding and adjusting to emerging challenges. Funding is available for projects that aim to achieve at least one of the following objectives: fostering community connections and robust relationships, enhancing community-relevant locations, aiding individuals in realizing their full potential by providing early-stage support, and assisting people, communities, and organizations grappling with increased demands and challenges due to the cost-of-living crisis.  

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the The National Lottery  website today!

PCUK Career Acceleration Fellowships

Funding available: £350,000
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Funding for promising early-career postdoctoral researchers to pursue independent research and advance their careers, aiming for significant impact on prostate cancer outcomes.

The awards aim to facilitate networking beyond the researcher's home institution, preferably internationally. This presents an opportunity to foster collaborations, acquire new skills, and gain insights from leading research environments, empowering researchers to create their own niche and become an independent leaders in prostate cancer research. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity, visit the Prostate Cancer UK  website today!

UKRI Understanding public involvement in non-clinical research

Funding available: £625,000
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Funding is offered to improve understanding, design, and implementation of public involvement in non-clinical health and biomedical research. Proposals should target areas where public involvement is lacking, building on existing successful practices, and offer transferable insights for broader adoption. Multidisciplinary approaches are encouraged. 

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CRUK Therapeutic Catalyst

Funding available: £250,000
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The Therapeutic Catalyst award aims to support exploratory drug discovery, by validating and mitigating risks associated with targets and technologies, thus positioning them for further investment and advancement. For researchers, this presents an opportunity to transition their ideas from the laboratory to patients with the support of a single funder and partner. 

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CRUK Early Detection and Diagnosis Project Award

Funding available: £500,000
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The Early detection and diagnosis project awards support scientific drive for change for method of diagnosis early stage cancers and pre-cancerous conditions 

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CRUK Biology to Prevention Award

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The Biology to Prevention Awards aim to catalyze translational research enhancing our understanding of cancer aetiology, genesis, and risk for precision prevention interventions. Applicants must clearly justify the proposed work's line of sight to impacting cancer risk or incidence, aligning with the Prevention Research Strategy. These awards welcome researchers at all career stages, spanning diverse research areas, including non-traditional cancer prevention fields.  

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Research Programme for Social Care - Call 2

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The Research Programme for Social Care (RPSC) funds research aimed at enhancing social care provision for care service users, carers, the social care workforce, and the public across the UK. This includes primary, secondary, and evidence synthesis research, encompassing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs. Proposals should involve significant input from relevant stakeholders in social care.

RPSC encourages proposals focused on understanding social care needs and circumstances, evaluating the effectiveness of social care services, testing interventions, developing new assessments and services, advancing research methods, exploring the impact of other services, conducting policy implementation research, analyzing secondary data, and strengthening the social care workforce. 

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FAPESP and UKRI (MRC) artificial intelligence (AI) for health

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UK-based researchers and those in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, can collaborate on research projects focused on artificial intelligence (AI) for biomedical and health applications in Brazil. Both MRC and FAPESP are offering up to £3 million for two types of grants: pilot projects for young and early-career researchers and larger projects for established groups 

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Research for Patient Benefit - Competition 54

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The NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) program seeks stage 1 applications for research proposals addressing healthcare staff's daily practices to enhance patient health and NHS user wellbeing. RfPB, a researcher-led initiative, encourages diverse research topics aiming for patient benefit, emphasizing interactions with patients, public engagement, and collaboration with relevant user groups.

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Research for Patient Benefit - Competition 54

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The NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) program seeks stage 1 applications for research proposals addressing healthcare staff's daily practices to enhance patient health and NHS user wellbeing. RfPB, a researcher-led initiative, encourages diverse research topics aiming for patient benefit, emphasizing interactions with patients, public engagement, and collaboration with relevant user groups.

 

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24/13 Digital technology enabled interventions in Social Care

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The HTA Programme seeks proposals evaluating digital technology-enabled interventions in social care, including those developed under the Application Acceleration funding opportunity. It is interested in various digital technologies for both children and adult services, such as applications for behaviour change, safety-enhancing technologies, digital memory aids, interventions for loneliness, remote assessments, tools for improving digital literacy, and robotics for simple tasks.

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24/12 Improving outcomes for children and young people in care using interventions that combine mentoring with skills training

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The HTA Programme aims to research the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and assessments for NHS and social care services. It seeks proposals addressing specific inquiries deemed significant to the NHS and its patients. The study design must involve a randomised controlled trial with an internal pilot phase.  A trials unit will need to be involved, to implement safeguarding mechanisms. Additionally, the studies must consider the inclusion of an economic evaluation. 

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24/16 The effectiveness of technologies for people living with deafblindness in social care settings

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Deaf and blindness, characterized by the loss of both sight and hearing, impacts communication, mobility, and access to information. It can be congenital or acquired, affecting people of all ages, with an estimated 450,000 affected individuals in the UK, expected to rise to 610,000 by 2035 due to an aging population. Management may involve treating underlying conditions, but social care services and assistive technologies play vital roles in supporting affected individuals. The HTA Programme seeks research to evaluate technological interventions aimed at enhancing the quality of life for those with deafblindness, addressing recruitment challenges and considering additional medical complexities associated with the condition. Proposals should include methodological sub-studies (SWAT) and an internal pilot phase to inform trial processes effectively.

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24/13 Digital technology enabled interventions in Social Care

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The HTA Programme seeks proposals evaluating digital technology-enabled interventions in social care, including those developed under the Application Acceleration funding opportunity. It is interested in various digital technologies for both children and adult services, such as applications for behaviour change, safety-enhancing technologies, digital memory aids, interventions for loneliness, remote assessments, tools for improving digital literacy, and robotics for simple tasks. 

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For more information or to apply for the funding opportunity visit the NIHR website today!

24/12 Improving outcomes for children and young people in care using interventions that combine mentoring with skills training

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The HTA Programme aims to research the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and assessments for NHS and social care services. It seeks proposals addressing specific inquiries deemed significant to the NHS and patients. The study design involves a randomized controlled trial with an internal pilot phase. Clear criteria will determine the progression from the pilot phase. The Trials Unit will be involved, implementing safeguarding mechanisms. Additionally, the study will consider the inclusion of an economic evaluation.

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24/18 Broad call for studies evaluating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of fundamental nursing interventions

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The HTA Programme aims to facilitate high-quality research on the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for NHS and social care services. Through its commissioned workstream, the program seeks applications addressing specific research questions prioritized for their significance to the NHS, patients, and social care. This brief encompasses a wide range of topics from which the program may potentially fund multiple proposals. We seek proposals from nurses across various life stages and settings, including those in new organizational systems and spanning multiple sectors. In this call, a fundamental nursing intervention refers to a healthcare intervention or technology primarily managed or delivered by nurses, either independently or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. The international learning collaboration framework defines fundamental care as the actions nurses take to address the physical and emotional needs of patients and service users.

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24/20 NIHR Application Development Award for Health and Care Professionals

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Application Development Awards (ADA) for pre-research development, that include Health and Care Professionals (HCP). Through ADAs and other HCP-focused initiatives, they aim to offer more opportunities for skilled HCPs to become researchers and leaders, fostering a multi-professional approach. HCPs (excluding doctors and dentists) include nurses, midwives, pharmacists, healthcare scientists, and specified Allied Health Professions

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Public Health Research Programme Rapid Funding Scheme

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The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme supports research aimed at improving public health and reducing health inequalities through non-NHS interventions.

The Rapid Funding Scheme (RFS) provides researchers with funding for rapid baseline data collection and feasibility work preceding intervention implementation. Offering an accelerated route to funding for small-scale, time-sensitive proposals, subject to scientific scrutiny.  

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