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HTA commissioned funding opportunities

The HTA commissioned workstream commissions research proposals that address specific topics or themes, as identified by the HTA boards and panels. There are three rounds a year (opening March, July and October) containing up to 20 separate call topics.

The following commissioning briefs are now available. This page contains all the documents and information you need to complete your proposal form. Please read the instructions carefully.

View a list of proposed topics for future HTA commissioned research.

View commissioning briefs of continuing interest

Primary Research - two stages (HTA expressions of interest to full proposal)

Deadline for applications - 1pm, 24 September 2015

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
15/39 - Treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 106.27 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes(pdf, 433.08 KB) Link open in a new windowApply
15/40 - A clinical decision aid to inform the management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men in primary care24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 106.38 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes Link open in a new window(pdf, 433.08 KB)Apply
15/41 - Interventions for adults with spasticity due to Cerebral Palsy24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 107.02 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes Link open in a new window(pdf, 433.08 KB)Apply
15/42 - Multi-modal retinal imaging for surveillance of patients with treated diabetic eye disease24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief  (pdf, 106.99 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes Link open in a new window(pdf, 433.08 KB)Apply
15/43 - Extended rehabilitation for older frail people after acute illness or injury24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 107.5 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes Link open in a new window(pdf, 433.08 KB)Apply
15/44 - Thresholds for intervention in fever among critically ill children24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 126.78 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes Link open in a new window(pdf, 433.08 KB)Apply
15/45 - Specialist intensive rehabilitation for lower limb amputees24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 106.69 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes Link open in a new window(pdf, 433.08 KB)Apply
15/46 - Methylphenidate in cancer-related fatigue24 September 2015, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 106.1 KB) Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes Link open in a new window(pdf, 433.08 KB)Apply

Timelines - initial application to project start

Applications received by 12 May 2015 will be considered at the HTA Funding Board in July 2015. Following the Board meeting, successful outline applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.  Applicants will have eight weeks to complete and submit a full application form, which will then be considered at the following HTA Funding Board in November 2015.

Applications received by 24 September 2015 will be considered at the HTA Funding Board in November 2015. Following the Board meeting, successful outline applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.  Applicants will have eight weeks to complete and submit a full application form, which will then be considered at the following HTA Funding Board in March 2016.


New HTA Expressions of Interest application form 

The HTA Programme is pleased to be launching a pilot for a new Expression of Interest (EoI) application form, which is designed to replace the outline proposal form.  EoIs will proceed to a funding board, with any short-listed applications invited to proceed directly to a full proposal. 

We hosted a webinar on 13 November 2014 presented by Dr Peter Davidson and Dr Martin Ashton-Key, introducing the new Expression of Interest form. You may find this helpful when preparing for your application. Watch the webinar Link open in a new window

Contact us

If you have any feedback on this new form, please email htacmsng@soton.ac.uk. For help and support using the form, please contact us on 023 8059 5510.  

 

Supporting information

*Please note: This document is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the on-line application form only; for example, to see how many characters are accepted in each section, and how the printed complete form is laid out. Please do not try to use this as an application form; you must apply using the online form available through the links available when calls are open. You should also refer to the application form guidance notes, which can be found next to the ‘Apply Now’ button.

You may find the following presentations helpful when preparing your application: 

Queries and problems

Our FAQs section provides advice and guidance based on previous queries we have received. You may find this helpful in preparing your proposal.

If you have a query, please contact: HTA Commissioning Team, Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 5510  or +44 (0)23 8059  5621 (24 hour answerphone) Fax No: 023 8059 5639, Email: htacmsng@southampton.ac.uk 

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