Restricted Call: UKRI Population Health Improvement Network (internal deadline: 1 June 2023)

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The UKRI recently opened a call for a network of UKRI Population Health Improvement Research Clusters.

This call offers funding to lead a group of interdisciplinary researchers, working together to establish a research cluster to address an important population health challenge. Up to seven research clusters will be funded, each addressing a separate yet complementary challenge. Together they will form an interdisciplinary network, which will generate research to improve the health of communities across the UK, reduce health inequalities, and develop and evaluate effective, long-lasting and environmentally sustainable interventions.

You can request £4.5 million to £7 million (80% full economic cost (FEC)) per cluster, over four years, and awards will have a fixed start date of 1 April 2024.

For more information, please see the scheme website.

University Internal selection:

Institutions can only lead on two applications. Therefore, this call will be managed according to the University’s restricted calls procedure.

If you intend to lead a bid on behalf of the University, you will need to take part in the internal selection process. Please note that the University can collaborate on any number of bids so if you are not intending to lead, you do not need to take part in this process.

To take part in internal selection, please complete our online form (NB: if asked to log-in, please use your crsid/Raven details; note that a Form cannot be saved and returned to) by 1 June 2023.

You will need the following documents and information to complete the Form:

Internal Assessment Criteria:

Please note that, should selection be required, the assessment of internal applications will focus on the following core funder criteria:

Funder deadline: 26 July 2023, 4pm

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Thank you and best wishes,

Sarah Lamont, on behalf of
Senior Research Funding Coordinator

Posted on 16/05/2023