Multimorbidities in Older People

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) welcomes applications for research into the evaluation of interventions or services delivered for older people with multimorbidity (defined as the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in one person).

This call is an NIHR initiative in recognition of the need for further research-based evidence to support the delivery of best care to people with multimorbidities and to enable them to maintain their capabilities and quality of life.

Research proposals must be within the remit of one of the seven participating programmes:

  •  Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)
  • Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR)
  • Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
  • Invention for Innovation (i4i)
  • Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)
  • Public Health Research programme (PHR)
  • Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)

Please note that the NIHR Fellowships Programme is also participating in this particular call, welcoming applications for research on the evaluation of health care interventions or services delivered in primary care settings. The NIHR Clinician Scientist Scheme will also be participating in the call.

More information including the specification document will be available in due course.  



Long-term conditions in children and young people

Themed calls

In February 2014 the NIHR issued a call for evaluative research for long-term conditions in children and young people. The research will aim to provide the evidence base to improve the health outcomes for children and young people that result from long-term conditions. The call is in support of the 2012 annual report of the Chief Medical Officer entitled “Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays”.

This call is a key component of the NIHR response to the need for further research-based evidence for long-term conditions in children and young people up to the age of 25 through:

  •  •  Supporting capacity building across a wide range of disciplines working with children’s health and disabilities

  •  •  Increasing the volume of high-quality research on the efficacy, effectiveness, delivery and organisation of interventions and services for children and young people

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Antimicrobial resistance

Themed calls

The Antimicrobial Resistance Themed Call has been developed to support the NIHR's call for research into the evaluation of public health measures, health care interventions and health services to reduce the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance. This website will enable researchers to find out more about the support and funding provided by the NIHR for this call.

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