Targeting Health Needs Awards Launch Event

20/10/2021 1:00 pm to 20/10/2021 2:15 pm

Event Details



The NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria (CRN NENC) is inviting people working in healthcare, social care and public health who deliver and design research locally to attend a virtual event to launch its annual Targeting Health Needs funding awards.


The awards aim to support the development of research that addresses the unmet health needs of local populations based on two categories:


Category A) Bringing clinical & applied research to underserved communities with major health needs (Specialties especially; Cancer including Surgical Oncology, Diabetes, Respiratory, Heart Disease, Stroke, Mental Health and Dementia)


Category B) Building capacity & capability in preventative, public health & social care research (Public health, Non-NHS and Social Care)


Anybody who works in healthcare, social care and public health who will deliver or design research in the North East and North Cumbria can apply. Priority will be given to funding bids which


  • Target more than one of the above priority areas
  • Have been co-funded, or in the process of being co-funded
  • Use digital technologies, remote care or digital recruitment strategies to enhance their recruitment potential
  • Engage with under-served communities within the North East and North Cumbria region
  • Can show collaboration with other organisations, specialties, NIHR platforms, charities and the voluntary sectors to develop their bids


The aim of the event is to introduce you to the awards, give you information on how to apply, provide an overview of the funding timeline, and signpost you to the guidance and support that is available.


The event takes place on 20 October from 1pm – 2.15pm.




Watch our video introduction to the Targeting Health Needs funding call.