Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)



Programme Grants for Applied Research provide funding for major programmes of research that are a priority for the NHS.

These awards support work that will deliver findings with practical application, typically through improved healthcare or better healthcare delivery, within three to five years of a programme’s end.

The programmes funded are interrelated groups of high quality research projects requiring a multidisciplinary approach, including input from clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences backgrounds to ensure that research objectives can be met.

Calls/Competitions Researcher-led
Application process Two-stage
Website Click here

For a list of NIHR funding deadlines
take a look at our funding deadlines page.


    2016 Director's message

Programme Director Professor Paul Little releases a second message in which he:

  • Provides an update of the impact of the key changes made to the scheme
  • Details introduction of a new light touch process to further help applicants thinking of applying
  • Re-emphasises the move to three calls per year
  • Describes the types and range of research welcomed by the scheme

Read the whole message here or view the Tips page for further information.

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