Programme Grant

Following the 2021 Priority Setting Partnership (PSP), the Stroke Association is partnering with 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 driven by the PSP are: Psychological and Emotional Well-being; Cognition; Communication; Fatigue; Community Services for Everyday Life.

More detailed information can be found on this challenge brief.

Applications demonstrating collaboration between research groups will be particularly welcomed. Please see the ‘workshop’ section below.

Collaboration Workshop

Our expectation is that research groups will collaborate to develop and submit proposals, and avoid similar competing bids. The Stroke Association will facilitate collaborations and is holding a half-day virtual workshop. The workshop will be held virtually on 11 May 2022. The timings and programme will be made available in advance. We recommend that potential applicants attend the workshop. If you wish to do so, please complete this registration form by 22 April 2022.

How to apply

Applications will be administered by the NIHR PGfAR scheme. 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 June.

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