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22/108 Pain management for children and young people (0-19 years)


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Please note that this document is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the online 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.

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme is accepting stage 1 applications to their commissioned workstream.

In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:

All proposals submitted must fall within the remit/scope of the EME Programme and further information on this can be found on the EME Programme webpage and by clicking on ‘What we fund’.

For further details on aspects such as eligibility, collaboration and team expertise, timescales and funding limits as well as other guidance on applying please review the ‘EME application supporting information’ document linked above alongside the Stage 1 guidance notes.

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study Steering Committee and it is important that you read the TSC/SSC Guidance before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.

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Webinar and virtual clinic

Our Identification and Prioritisation Team are holding a webinar for applicants interested in applying to this topic, and the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme topic 22/100 Pain management for children and young people, on 3 October 2022, 9:30-10:45. The webinar will be followed by virtual clinics from 10:45-12.30. This will provide an opportunity for potential applicants to discuss their proposed research with the NIHR team and Research Design Service (RDS) colleagues. Applicants may register to attend just the webinar, by emailing their name and institution to

If you would also like to join a clinic, please email in a one-page PICO summary of your proposed project to, by 23 September 2022. As places are limited, we will then review the submissions and confirm whether you have a place. The intention is for the one-page summary to provide a basis for discussion at the clinic. Please note that there is no guarantee of funding by attending a clinic; the purpose of the clinics is to offer assistance, and advice to potential applicants.

EME Programme webinar

The EME Programme are also holding a webinar to support applications to this funding opportunity, focusing on how to apply to the EME Programme, the application process, and hints and tips for applications. This webinar will be relevant to any applicant interested in applying to any of the current EME Programme funding opportunities. It will be held on on 12 September 2022, 13:00 - 14:00. To register your interest in attending, please complete and submit the webinar sign-up form below.


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