Obesity prevention education

Prevention and treatment of obesity

The NIHR has 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 include 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 is 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

You must apply through one of the participating NIHR programmes by the deadlines stated in the table below. Some of the participating programmes will accept also applications later in 2016; the table will be updated once these dates are confirmed.

Please read the specification document: the prevention and treatment of obesity before starting your application, and make use of the help with applying section of this website.

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

Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) 

(Competition 29)

9 December 2015
23 March 2016
Apply now
Fellowships (Round 9)
21 October 2015
20 January 2016Closed for applications

Research Professorships 

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


Themed Calls

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Previous Themed Calls

Previous NIHR Themed Calls include multimorbidities in older people, antimicrobial resistance, long-term conditions in children and young people.

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