Obesity prevention education

Prevention and treatment of obesity

The NIHR Fellowships are accepting applications to the obesity themed call. For more information please see the table below. Find out more about themed call topics.

The NIHR issued a call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services for the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children. Issues of particular importance for this call included the prevention of type 2 diabetes and increasing levels of physical activity.

Preventing obesity and type 2 diabetes is a priority for the UK Government. With over 60% of the adult population either overweight or obese and more than 2.7 million people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the health burden and economic impact of obesity in the UK are increasing. 

This call was an initiative by the NIHR in recognition of the need for further research-based evidence to underpin the prevention and management of overweight and obesity in adults and children.

Researcher workshop 

A researcher workshop was held to support applications to the obesity themed call; a recording of the event and speaker slides can be found on our researcher workshop page. 

Application information

The Obesity Themed Call is now closed for applications. Funding decisions will be made in 2017.

Some programmes may continue to accept applications to the obesity themed call; if so, they will be listed in the table below. 

 

 

ProgrammeOpeningClosingApply
Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)
9 December 2015
6 April 2016
Closed for applications
Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR)
9 December 2015
6 April 2016
Closed for applications
Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
9 December 2015
6 April 2016
Closed for applications
Invention for Innovation (i4i)
9 December 2015
6 April 2016
Closed for applications
Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)
9 December 2015
6 April 2016
Closed for applications
Public Health Research  (PHR)
9 December 2015
6 April 2016
Closed for applications

Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) 

(Competition 29)

9 December 2015
23 March 2016
Closed for applications
Fellowships (Round 10)
November 2016

20 December 2016

and

17 January 2017

Apply

Research Professorships 

23 September 201516 December 2015Closed for applications
Clinician Scientist Award (Round 16)
7 April 201610 June 2016
Closed for applications


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