Programme Grant

The Stroke Association is delighted to be partnering for the second time with the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) in order to fund collaborative, multi-disciplinary programmes of applied research across health and social care settings which aim to address national priorities for adult stroke.

Scope of the funding

The proposed areas of interest are focussed upon the JLA PSP priorities for Rehabilitation and Long-term care - more detailed information can be found in this challenge brief.

Collaboration and Involvement

Applications demonstrating collaboration between research groups will be particularly welcomed. Our expectation is that research groups will collaborate to develop and submit proposals, and avoid similar competing bids. We would like to stress that research groups applying must hold the relevant methodological and clinical expertise, and applications from teams who do not have the full range of relevant multidisciplinary expertise are unlikely to be competitive.

We expect all applicants to have involved people affected by stroke in the planning and development stages of their funding application and to explain how they will embed involvement in their work going forward, should the application be successful.

This involvement should be meaningful, demonstrating how people affected by stroke will shape and impact on the research.

The Stroke Association will facilitate collaborations where possible, and we encourage applicants to get in touch with any queries:

How to apply

Applications will be administered by the NIHR PGfAR scheme, Competition 43. Further details regarding the application process and the PGfAR scheme will be published on their website, and it's anticipated that this call will open in early October 2023.

It is recommended that you use the PGfAR pre-submission form, in order to strengthen and develop your applications.

Please also get in touch with our team if you wish to discuss an application: