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NIHR Policy Research Programme - Global Health Research Centres: Learning Research Partner Call

  Wednesday, 11 Jan 2023 | Funding Deadline

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions, intended to improve the health of the public, and reduce inequalities in health.

The NIHR Policy Research Programme (PRP) invites applications for a Learning Research Partner to support, embed and advance methodological approaches - spanning monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), research on research, and continuous improvement - across the first 3 years of the first cohort of NIHR Global Health Research Centres awards.

Specific aims of the Learning Research Partner will be to:

  • exemplify the value of equitable and participatory MEL approaches through supporting the Centres, providing insights of good practice and facilitating the design and delivery of training activities
  • work with Centres award-holders and NIHR programme teams to design and set up sustainable routes to enable shared learning and engagement in RCS, community engagement and involvement, knowledge management etc. through e.g. learning & training platforms, networking events, workshops, seminars and/or other events;
  • facilitate the development of an overarching programme-level Centres MEL framework and strategy which is contextually-relevant and which both incorporates and supports Centres’ own development of participatory monitoring, evaluation and learning strategies and approaches at local level
  • work collaboratively with Centres award-holders and wider partners to consider which topics are suitable for formal ‘research on research’ studies across the programme, and consider potential for research training of individuals (e.g. via LMIC-based PhD studentships);
  • consider and provide recommendations to National Institute for Health and Care Research/Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) relating to governance functions relating to monitoring, evaluation and learning and other learning activities at a programme level;
  • consider and provide recommendations relating to NIHR/DHSC’s future commissioning of evaluations (via independent third parties, as appropriate) to ensure MEL and appropriate generation of summative evidence, and meet accountability requirements against key metrics, for the Centres programme.

Deadline for proposals: 11 January 2023

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