Looking for funding for quick baseline public health data? The NIHR can help
The National Institute for Health Research’s Public Health Research Programme Rapid Funding Scheme existed before the UK and much of the world succumbed to a public health emergency and, it is hoped, will continue to exist after it. During the Covid-19 pandemic it can be a useful source of funding for public health researchers whose window of opportunity for data collection will be imminently forced shut by the rapidly changing nature of the crisis.
In January 2019, less than a year after the scheme launched, Ashleigh Furlong spoke to Andrew Cook, consultant adviser to the NIHR, to learn more about it. While we would encourage any potential applicants to check the updated details for the scheme before applying, the scheme’s guiding principles that Cook lays out remain unchanged.