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Explore our funding programmes and how we can support your research.

Find out which of our programmes are currently open for applications, from topic specific calls, to career development funding with NIHR Academy.

Find out more about submitting an application, including choosing the right programme, submitting a strong application and eligibility requirements.

Get expert support on all aspects of delivering a study, from developing your methodology, to support setting up or accessing data or patients cohorts.

Supporting researchers

We fund, support and deliver high quality research and attract, train and support the best researchers from diverse professions and backgrounds. Whether you're new to the research opportunities the NIHR can provide, or you have worked with us for many years, there are always opportunities to shape the future of health and care research.

Apply for funding for your research or career development.

Get career support and training to help develop your skills.

Shape our research agenda by becoming a peer reviewer, submitting a research idea, or joining one of our committees.

If you have already received NIHR funding, we provide support so you can conduct clinical and applied research in the areas of the country with the greatest health and care needs.

Explore opportunities for social care research funding and career development on our social care researchers page.

NIHR Academy members can access leadership development opportunities, networking events, mentoring and guidance on research funding.

Find out how being part of our research community makes a real difference to the health and wealth of the nation.

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We have dedicated social media channels and a newsletter for the researcher community. We post training and funding opportunities, as well as potential career pathways. We also highlight work from researchers and professionals working with us.


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