The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme invites applications for a dementia-specific funding call aimed at the research and development of digital approaches for the early detection, diagnosis and stratification of individuals with dementia.

The i4i Programme supports the research and development of innovative medical technologies that have demonstrated proof-of-concept and have a clear developmental pathway towards new products for ultimate NHS use.

This call opens 10 November 2021 and will close on 26 January 2022.

Further information can be found here

The NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme is inviting stage 1 applications for research proposals that are concerned with the day-to-day practice of health service staff, and that have the potential to have an impact on the health or wellbeing of patients and users of the NHS.

As a researcher-led programme, RfPB does not specify topics for research but instead encourages proposals for projects that address a wide range of health service issues and challenges.

The programme aims to fund high quality quantitative and qualitative research with a clear trajectory to patient benefit. It particularly encourages applications that have a strong element of interaction with patients and the public and that have been conceived in association with a relevant group of service users.

The submission deadline for applications is 13:00 on 09 March 2022.

Submission deadlines

Stage 1:

  • Opens: 17 November 2021
  • Closes: 13.00 on 9 March 2022

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Research for Patient Benefit is currently participating in the following highlight notices and themed calls:

For further details, please visit the themed calls page.

Please note that RfPB’s researcher-led calls are open to all relevant research areas, and not just those in highlight notices and themed calls. If you are responding to the themed call, please indicate this in the application form in Section 6, Question 2 ‘Why is this research important in terms of improving the health and/or wellbeing of the public and/or to patients and health and care services?’.

The Newton Fund is a £375 million fund (£75 million a year for five years) which, through science and innovation partnerships aims to promote the economic development and welfare of poor people in developing countries. The Fund is overseen by the Department for Businesses Innovation and Skills (BIS) and delivered through 15 delivery partners in collaboration with 15 partnering countries.

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