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 .

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...


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 and mental health of a pop...

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...


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...


Insight Research Programme 2019

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

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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