Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)

PGfAR News Update

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.

PGfAR is a national response mode programme that aims to provide evidence to improve health outcomes in England through promotion of health, prevention of ill health, and optimal disease management (including safety and quality), with particular emphasis on conditions causing significant disease burden.

The programme supports:

  • Applied health research including health services research; public health research; behavioural research; economic evaluations; and modelling.
  • Delivering research findings that will have practical application for the benefit of patients, typically through improved health care or better health care delivery, within three to five years of a programme’s end.
  • Balanced teams of leading researchers, from the NHS and academia working together, who can demonstrate an impressive track record of achievement in applied health research.

Individual programmes funded through a Programme Grant typically consist of an interrelated group of high quality projects focused on a coherent theme and hence require multidisciplinary approaches, including clinical, health economics, statistics, qualitative and behavioural sciences, to ensure that research objectives can be met.

Click here to access the PGfAR website.