Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND), 2019
Application opening date: 3 June 2019
Closing Date: 18 July 2019
The scheme supports projects that will develop innovative new interventions that address an important UK or global public health issue, and seeks to encourage a novel, high riskapproach to intervention development. Complex, population level interventions, with a focus on non-health care settings (such as: transport, education, employment, leisure and the built environment), are considered particularly suitable. Health care settings are not excluded, but projects should demonstrate potential for improved health of general, high risk or vulnerable populations. In addition, proposals that align with the NIHR Public Health Research Programme or for MRC Global Health schemes are particularly welcomed.
Proposals should address the early stage of development of new interventions including qualitative and quantitative primary research, developing theory and designing the intervention.
Examples of the types of research within scope are:
defining the intervention
modelling process and outcomes such as developing logic models
identifying components and their inter-relationships
developing procedures and protocols
creation of new interventions where active components of existing interventions are recombined to create a new intervention
Where appropriate, investigators are strongly encouraged to include user participation in their developmental study, as absence of user engagement at an early stage can reduce the success of the intervention.
Proposals should demonstrate a pathway to further development and evaluation of the proposed intervention and criteria for progression to the next stage of development should be detailed within the Case for Support. To help fully evaluate the impact of PHIND awards, in addition to the standard MRC reporting conditions, grant holders will be required to inform the scheme manager of project outputs.
For more information or to apply visit the call webpage.