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NIHR Policy Research Programme (PRP)– Working Age Health Call

  Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021 | Funding Deadline

The NIHR Policy Research Programme (PRP) is inviting applications to undertake research on working age health to support Government policy around work, health and disability.

The research priorities in this funding call’s specification have been developed in collaboration with the Government’s Work and Health Unit – which brings together teams from the Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health and Social Care – and in consultation with the wider research community. Given the complexity of health and work research and practice, the themes outlined below are not mutually exclusive. For example, the same actors, and shared aims, principles or actions may be relevant across multiple themes.


  • A. Understanding population needs in relation to health and employment among working age people: rich descriptions of populations and their needs that can inform policy assumptions.
  • B. Supporting participation in good work for people experiencing sickness or who have long term health conditions or disabilities: research that could lead to the improvement or development of activities aimed at supporting disabled people and those experiencing ill health that affects their ability to work, to remain in work, or re-enter work where that is beneficial for their health.


Deadline for proposals: 26th January 2021

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