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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.

 

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

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/176 - Funding for Primary Research in Rehabilitation therapies to improve quality of life (QoL) in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS).16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 132.88 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 153.86 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
 

 

Evidence Synthesis - one stage (full proposal)

Topic

DeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/158 - Tests for identifying the risk of pre-eclampsia16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 170.67 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 417.7 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/159 - 3 month versus 28 day prescriptions16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 171.42 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 417.7 KB)Link open in a new windowApply

 

Primary Research - two stages (outline to full proposal) 

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/162 - A clinical decision aid to inform the management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men in primary care16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.1 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/163 - Specialist intensive inpatient rehabilitation for new lower limb amputees16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.13 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/165 - Non- pharmacological interventions for adults with spasticity due to Cerebral Palsy16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.81 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/167 - Steroid induction regimen for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 182.86 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/169 - Non-neuroleptic mood stabilising medication for challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disability16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 182.05 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/170 - Specific versus generic psychological therapy for adolescents with social anxiety disorder16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 140.51 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/171 - Extended rehabilitation for older frail people after acute illness or injury16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.86 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/172 - Improving the sexual health of people with severe mental illness16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 140.22 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/173 - Methylphenidate and dexamethasone in cancer-related fatigue16 September 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.39 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
 

 

Evidence Synthesis -  one stage (full proposal)

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/157 - Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions18 December 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 176 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 417.7 KB)Link open in a new windowApply

 

Primary Research - two stages (outline to full proposal) 

TopicDeadlineCommissioning briefGuidance notesApply
14/160 - Treatment of first-time traumatic shoulder dislocation18 December 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.51 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/161 - Fibre for uncomplicated symptomatic diverticular disease of the large bowel18 December 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 140 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/166 - Prevention of parastomal hernia formation18 December 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 138.25 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
14/168 - Minimally invasive autopsy for fetuses and children based on a combination of post-mortem MRI and endoscopic autopsy examination18 December 2014, by 1pmAccess commissioning brief (pdf, 141.12 KB)Link open in a new windowAccess guidance notes (pdf, 342.01 KB)Link open in a new windowApply
 

Timelines - initial application to project start

Applications received by Tuesday 16 September will be considered at the HTA Commissioning Board on 1-2 November 2014.  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 Commissioning Board on 10 - 11 March 2015.

Applications received by Thursday 18 December will be considered at the HTA Commissioning Board on 10-11 March 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 Commissioning Board on 7-8 July 2015. 

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is committed to timeliness of research and rapid initiation of studies following funding board assessment:  the NIHR HTA Programme expects that successful applications will commence within eight months of receipt of the decision letter. 


 

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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