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Table 3 Priority-setting mechanisms of five public and population health research funding organisations, 2017

From: Priority-setting in public health research funding organisations: an exploratory qualitative study among five high-profile funders

Phase NHMRC IReSP NIHR PHRP Wellcome RWJF
Idea generation Researchers
Policy-makers
Community/advocacy organisations
Researchers
Potential funding partners
Policy-makers (members of consortium)
Researchers
Policy-makers
Local decision-makers
Researchers
Internal
Researchers
Internal
Idea analysis Internal scoping Potential funding partners (members of consortium and external partners), internal scoping, and ad hoc external consultations Internal scoping (NIHR) Internal scoping Internal scoping and consultation with other funders
Idea socialisation Researchers on internal Research Committee Potential funding partners External stakeholder events Researchers
internal
Committees composed of researchers and policy-makers
Idea selection Research Committee Funding partners Programme Advisory Board and Programme Director Board of Governors Advisory Board of research programmes; Board of Trustees
  1. IReSP Institut de recherche en santé publique, NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council, NIHR National Institutes for Health Research, PHRP Public Health Research Programme, RWJF Robert Wood Johnson Foundation