Funding Opportunities2021-11-23T08:31:01+00:00


NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme

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

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit: Competition 46

RfPB competition 46 is accepting applications on the topics of the following highlight notices:

Applications are invited for research proposals that are concerned with the day-to-day practice of health service staff, and which have the potential to have an impact on the health or wellbeing of patients and users of the NHS. As a response mode researcher-led programme, Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) does not specify topics for research, but encourages proposals for projects which 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 which have been conceived in association with a relevant group of service users.

Submission deadlines

Stage 1:

  • Opens: 21 July 2021
  • Closes: 13.00 on 10 November 2021

SBRI Healthcare – Competition 19

Competition 19 is inviting applications for funding to develop solutions to challenges in:

Mental Health Inequalities in Children and Young People

NHS Reset and Recovery and New Ways of Working

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare is an NHS England and NHS Improvement funded initiative which aims to help develop solutions that address unmet health needs in order to improve patients’ lives and support NHS efficiency.

Each year SBRI Healthcare provides funding to innovative new products and services with the potential to improve patient outcomes and delivery of health services within specific health challenges.

Competitions are open to single companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities.

The SBRI scheme is particularly suited to small and medium-sized businesses, as the contracts are of relatively small value and operate on short timescales for Government departments. In addition, it is an opportunity for new companies to engage a public sector customer pre-procurement.

The Newton Fund 

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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Other funding opportunities

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