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.

Recent funding opportunities


Evidence into Practice

A programme to help research teams bridge the gap from academic research findings, to actionable...


The Social and Economic Value of Health

£1.5m is available for research that will generate new knowledge on the ways in which the physical...


Behavioural Insights Research

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


Efficiency Research Programme

This programme awards research teams for projects looking into issues of efficiency and...


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....


Insight Research Programme 2019

This £1.6m programme will fund projects that research the development and use of data as a mechanism...

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...


Insight Research Programme 2017

This £1.6 million programme is funding five projects that will research the development and use of...


Translating improvement skills from training to implementation

This programme funded original research into identifying the barriers and facilitators for...

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Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.

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