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NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme

  Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023 | Funding Deadline

Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST) - local government initiatives

The NIHR 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. Submitting an expression of interest to PHIRST means putting forward for evaluation an existing intervention that has the potential to impact on health. If the intervention is selected, a fully-funded PHIRST academic team would work in partnership with you to produce a robust and timely evaluation.

The purpose of this call is to find and select local government initiatives that have the potential to impact on health and which are in need of robust evaluation. This opportunity is likely to be highly competitive. When this call closes, we will prioritise for evaluation those local authority initiatives:

  • that are likely to have important impacts on population health and health inequalities
  • that have the potential to be widely generalisable
  • for which there is an identified need
  • that are readily evaluable
  • for which funding has been identified and preferably secured
  • for which evaluative research will provide timely evidence to inform practice or policy in local government

Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2023
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