Our specialties

The NIHR is committed to funding high quality health and care research that benefits the NHS, public health and social care. 

In Wessex, we support research across 30 specialty areas, including cancer, mental health, primary care and dementia. With expert clinical leaders working alongside our core team, we ensure the successful delivery of studies across Wessex. Find out more about our specialties and our local research delivery teams

Study Support Service 

Our Study Support Service helps researchers and the life sciences industry to plan, set up and deliver high quality research to time and target in both the NHS and the wider health and social care environment. We provide this service for all studies eligible for our support, regardless of location, study type, study size, therapy or research area. 

Funding opportunities 

We fund, support and deliver high quality research and attract, train and support the best researchers. Read more about the principles of our funding model. If you are applying for funding for the first time, or have already received NIHR funding, we provide support so you can conduct clinical and applied research in the areas of the country with the greatest health and care needs. Discover our latest funding opportunities and guidance on how to apply. For information on Excess Treatment Costs, please see our guidance for 2020/21

Developing your career

The NIHR Academy supports a vibrant community of health researchers from different professions, backgrounds and research interests. Read more about career development opportunities.

Bespoke training 

Our bespoke resources and learning tools have been developed to support researchers and the research delivery workforce. Visit our training page to discover our local offer.

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