The TSP2 round 5 is seeking innovators interested in applying for the 2022 Winter Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) with the focus on three subject areas:
- Delivering a sustainable health and care system: Proposals to generate health co-benefits (e.g. cleaner air, increased physical activity, and more nutritious diets), reduce environmental impacts, maintain or improve quality of care, and lead to an effective reduction of the NHS carbon footprint.
- Motor Neurone Disease: Proposals to address some aspects of the diagnosis, treatment but not the development of treatment strategies, support or care of patients with motor neurone disease, including access to or the delivery of services.
- Brain Tumours: Proposals to address any aspect of the diagnosis, treatment, support or care of patients with brain tumours, including access to or the delivery of services.
The TSP2 provides the chance for companies to form a strong research team with Wessex based clinicians and academics to apply for the RfPB funding with comprehensive support. Through leveraging the considerable expertise in Wessex we aim to increasing funding application success. For any queries or further information, please contact Robert Hull firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovators interested in applying should check that they are eligible and fill out the application form here.
The RfPB funding criteria are:
- Individual studies of £350,000 for 36 months.
- Feasibility studies of less than £250,000.
- Proposals to generate results which may be of use to downstream investigations must cost less than £150,000.
- Research into the provision and use of NHS services.
- Effectiveness and cost effectiveness evaluations of interventions.
- Research that examines the resource use of alternative means for healthcare delivery.
- Feasibility research to support applications for major awards to other funders.
- Development and refining of new interventions, scales or outcome measures.
- Research to explore the potential for improving patient health and wellbeing through needs assessments, methods development and exploratory studies.
The RfPB programme will not support:
- Laboratory-based research, basic science research experimental medicine.
- Animal studies or work on animal tissues.
- Infrastructure, such as setting up or maintaining research units.
- Service developments, unless they have wider generalisability. Note: the costs of any new service would not be funded by RfPB.
- Audits or surveys (although these elements may be part of an integrated research study).
- Priority setting exercises for future research.
The TSP2 journey is divided into five stages:
Contact the AHSN or respond to a call to meet a particular funding opportunity. Fill out the application form and AHSN engagement form. Companies and innovators will meet with the AHSN to discuss their innovation and suitability for a collaboration.
Selected innovators will, with the AHSN, produce an information pack based on previous discussions, application documents and areas the innovator needs feedback. This document will be sent out for feedback from an expert panel of Wessex clinicians and academics.
The panel will select companies to be invited to present their innovation to the panel. All presenters will receive further feedback, advice and, where appropriate, signposting to other opportunities.
The panel will then select a maximum of three companies to join the TSP. Companies will be informed of the panel’s decision within five working days of the workshop.