Funding opportunities

The Policy Research Programme (PRP) commissions high quality, research-based evidence relevant to the full policy remit of the Department of Health.

To apply for PRP funding, researchers must register on and login to the PRP CCF research management system. This provides a secure platform to complete and submit an outline and/or full application form.

Guidance on applying for PRP funding can be found on the Applying for PRP Funding page.

Current PRP calls for research applications:

Call for Applications: Informing the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s Risk Assessment on Vitamin D and Health

The Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme (PRP) invites applications in the following areas: Priority Area 1: Appropriateness of serum 25 (OH) D as a biomarker of metabolic effect. Priority Area 2: Inter-relationship between calcium intake and vitamin D requirements for … Read more → – Call for Applications: Informing the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s Risk Assessment on Vitamin D and Health

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Call for applications: Study to Review and Update the Relative Need Formulae (RNF) for Adult Social Care

The Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme invites applications to Review and Update the Relative Need Formulae (RNF) for Adult Social Care. The RNF are used to ensure an equitable distribution of resources for adult social care between Councils in … Read more → – Call for applications: Study to Review and Update the Relative Need Formulae (RNF) for Adult Social Care

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