|Funder||Funding Stream||Remit||Process outline||Frequency of funding
|NIHR||Research for patient benefit (RfPB)||Studies with translational benefits to patient care in day-to-day health and social care services.||Two-stage application process, invitation to submit to stage 2. Stage 1 submission deadline typically within 3 months and outcome 2 months following (including invitation to Stage 2). Stage 2 1 month between invitation and submission, outcome noted 12 months from first call launch.||Three calls per year, launches typically March, July, and November.
|NIHR||Research Programme for Social Care (RPSC)|
|Research which generates evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way social care is delivered for users of care services, carers, the social care workforce, and the public.||This is a new programme opening in September 2023||
|NIHR||NICE rolling call:|
· Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)
· Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR)
· Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
· Public Health Research (PHR)
|Studies addressing research recommendations from NICE guidance.||Two-stage application process, invitation to submit to stage 2.||Multiple calls per year depending on grant type.
|NIHR||Innovation for Innovation (i4i)||Translational research funding aimed at de-risking early-to-late stage medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, and high-impact patient-focussed digital health technologies with demonstrated proof of concept and clear pathway for adoption and commercialisation.||Two-stage application process, invitation to submit to stage 2.||Three funding streams with two to three themed and open calls annually. Submissions for each stage typically within 6-8 weeks of launch.
|UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)|
|· Innovate UK |
· Medical Research Council (MRC)
· Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
· Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – UKRI
|Variety of themed calls including diagnostics, medical technologies and devices, digital health, therapeutic and medicine development, human data science, and advanced therapies.||Typically a two-stage application process with invitation to submit to stage 2.||Multiple calls annually.
|Defence and Security Accelerator||Veterans’ Health Innovation Fund (up to £30k)||Research aimed to improve veteran health.||Single stage application process, proposals submitted through DASA Online Submission Service||Annual call with themed foci.