NIHR will be accepting applications for the 2018 NIHR i4i Challenge Awards from 1 February 2018.
Applications must offer innovative technological solutions to influence the patient care pathway and improve outcomes, supporting aspirations as set out in the Five Year Forward View For Mental Health and the Framework for Mental Health Research in the United Kingdom.
Proposals are invited from teams comprised of clinicians, academics and small to medium sized enterprises, and may address one or more of the following:
- Integration of physical and mental health services across the NHS
- Accurate, cost-effective, faster screening and diagnoses of mental health conditions
- Effective management of mental health conditions including prevention, early intervention, tailored treatments and active disease monitoring.
Funding will be awarded on a ‘winner takes all’ basis to a project of three to five years’ duration, with no limit on the level of funds requested. Stage one applications will open 1 February, closing 4 April 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a stage 2 application. More details can be found on the NIHR i4i website. Alternatively please email the i4i programme team.
The NIHR i4i Programme is a translational funding scheme supporting the development of innovative medical technologies. Its aim is to advance healthcare technologies and interventions for increased patient benefit in areas of clinical need.