Funding for research projects

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

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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

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Evidence into Practice

This programme awarded £50,000 to eight research teams aiming to bridge the gap from academic research findings, to actionabl...

Opens Oct 2019

Recent funding opportunities

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Behavioural Insights Research

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

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Efficiency Research Programme

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

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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...

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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

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Insight 2014

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

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Insight 2017

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

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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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