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Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme

It is a national response mode programme that aims to provide evidence to improve health outcomes in England through promotion of health, prevention of ill health, and optimal disease management (including safety and quality), with particular emphasis on conditions causing significant disease burden. 

What will the Programme support?

  • Applied health research including health services research; public health research; behavioural research; economic evaluations; and modelling.
  • Delivering research findings that will have practical application for the benefit of patients, typically through improved health care or better health care delivery, within three to five years of a programme’s end.
  • Balanced teams of leading researchers, from the NHS and academia working together, who can demonstrate an impressive track record of achievement in applied health research.

Individual programmes funded through a Programme Grant typically consist of an interrelated group of high quality projects focused on a coherent theme and hence require multidisciplinary approaches, including clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences, to ensure that research objectives can be met.

The amount awarded and the length of the funding period will depend on the nature of the proposed work, in particular whether or not the proposal includes a substantial powered trial, although funding in excess of £2.5million over more than 6 years will be unusual.

Research projects

Find out more about Programme Grants for Applied Research projects.

Published research

View research published in the Programme Grants for Applied Research journal.