Our specialties

As the research partner of the NHS, public health and social care, the NIHR is committed to funding and supporting high quality health and care research. 

In Wessex, we support research across 30 specialty areas, including cancer, mental health, primary care and dementia. With our expert clinical leaders working alongside our core team, we ensure the successful delivery of research studies across a range of settings. 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 alongside attracting, training and supporting the best researchers. 

Whether you are applying for funding for the first time, or have already received NIHR funding, we provide support so that you can conduct clinical and applied research in the areas of our region with the greatest health and care needs.

Discover our latest funding opportunities and guidance on how to apply. For further information about funding allocations within Wessex, please review our funding model.

For information and support with Excess Treatment Costs, please see our guidance for 2020/21.  

Developing your career

The NIHR Academy supports a vibrant community of health and care researchers from different professions, backgrounds and research interests.  Find out more about our 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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