Round 2 AI in Health and Care Awards

The second competition opened on 3 November, with a closing date for applications of 1pm on 8 December 2020.

How to apply

The Award is open to any artificial intelligence (AI) technology. There are four Phases you can apply to, which support innovations at different stages of development. While any technology that helps meet the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan will be considered, for Phases 3 and 4 we particularly encourage applications in the following focus areas to apply: triage, imaging, screening, and intelligent operational automation.

Applications should be made through the Research Management System available through the NIHR website. You will also find:

  • Applicant guidance and application form templates
  • FAQs
  • NIHR model contracts
  • Access to the application portal

For further information and enquiries please take a look at our frequently asked questions or contact

NHS AI Virtual Hub

This new community of practice is the central place to find information and connect with others about the Award. The hub is hosted on the FutureNHS platform.

Find out more and register here.

We encourage anyone applying to the Award to join the AI Virtual Hub. It includes a short webinar, which introduces the Award and the application and assessment process:

  • What is the AI in Health and Care Award
  • Who it is aimed at and why you should apply
  • Outline of the application and assessment process
  • Resources available to help you

Two further webinar recordings are available which go into more detail about applying to Phases 1-2 and Phases 3-4.