Public Health Research and Design Advice (PHRADA)

Supporting researchers to apply for funding from the NIHR Public Health Research Programme.

What is PHRADA?

Public Health Research Applications and Design Advice (PHRADA) is part of the NIHR RSS Public Health Specialist Centre and provides support to applicants to develop applications to the NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) programme.

What we do

The PHRADA team support applicants interested in applying to selected PHR commissioned calls. We tailor our support to each applicant. Examples of support include:

  • Providing advice on the proposed focus and methods of the research idea
  • Support identifying appropriate collaborators
  • Running a small grant scheme to provide funding to undertake public involvement activities
  • Reviewing draft applications

Who can use PHRADA?

Anyone considering submitting an application to the commissioned calls currently being supported by PHRADA can use the service.

How to contact us

For more information or to speak to a PHRADA adviser please fill in our online form.

Client Feedback

“I’d like to thank the PHRADA team for finding the time to pull together such an insightful team of experts for us. We genuinely appreciated it and learned a lot, as well as finding it enjoyable! I’m certain that the questions and suggestions we received will be really useful to us in whatever route we take.”

Dr. Helen Wells, Keele University