Funding for research projects

We fund research and policy analysis work to shine a light on how to make successful change happen


We have funded more than 150 external research projects across a range of themes over the last five years.

Find out more about our funding programmes for research projects below – or browse all our research projects by topic.

We also have a number of improvement project funding programmes and fellowship programmes.

Opening for application in 2019


Evidence into Practice

A programme to help research teams bridge the gap from academic research findings, to actionable information for people pract...

Opens Oct 2019


Insight Research Programme 2019

This £1.6 million programme will fund projects that research the development and use of data as a mechanism for improving hea...

Opens Apr 2019

Recent funding opportunities


Behavioural Insights Research

This programme offered £1.8 million to eight projects to support research that designs, tests and evaluates behavioural inter...


Efficiency Research Programme

This programme awarded £1.8 million to three research teams for projects looking into issues of efficiency and sustainability...


The Social and Economic Value of Health

This £2m programme is supporting six research projects in their work to develop understanding of health as an asset for socie...


Young people’s future health inquiry research programme

A programme of work aiming to build an understanding of the future health prospects of young people. We funded two significan...

Other research funding programmes


Insight Research Programme 2014

This programme ran between 2014 and 2018 and offered five projects funding of between £250,000 and £500,000 for original rese...


Insight Research Programme 2017

This £1.6 million programme is funding five projects that will research the development and use of data as a mechanism for im...


Translating improvement skills from training to implementation

This programme funded original research into identifying the barriers and facilitators for translating acquired improvement s...

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