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“The Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme is accepting stage one applications to this funding opportunity.

The programme aims to commission high quality, well designed research which will be carried out by effective and efficient research teams, providing findings which meet the needs of NHS and Social Care managers and leaders.

In order to apply for this call you will need to carefully review the following documents:

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study Steering Committee and it is important that you read the TSC/SSC Guidance before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.

Timescales

Any changes to these dates will be emailed to all Lead Applicants with an application in progress.

  • Stage one deadline: 1pm on 16 November 2022
  • Notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: Early December 2022
  • Notification of stage one shortlisting decision: Early February 2023
  • Stage two writing window: early February to late March 2023
  • Notification of stage two funding decision: early June 2023
  • Start date for funded studies: 1 October 2023″

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‘Call for Research Proposals – Dementia

As part of the NIHR Three Schools’ Dementia Research Programme, we are inviting proposals for research projects to address priorities for improving the lives of people living with or at risk of dementia, family and other carers.

We are seeking innovative, original, high-quality proposals which represent good value for money. Although this is an open call, we would particularly welcome proposals:

  • focusing on post-diagnostic support and/or end-of-life care
  • that explore equality, diversity and inclusion issues in dementia prevention, care and support, including in relation to the ‘oldest old’ and people with multiple long-term conditions
  • where research will be carried out in localities that are not so well engaged in dementia studies.

Through this call, we are also seeking to encourage new and developing dementia researchers to lead studies, as well as proposals led by practice researchers, professionals (including managers and commissioners), and people living with dementia and/or carers.

Funding of up to £200,000 is available for projects between January 2023 and March 2024.

This is a one-stage call for proposals. Proposals must be submitted by 16.30 on Wednesday 7 September 2022.’

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“The Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowships for 2023-24 provide a unique leadership development opportunity for mid-career research professionals who are committed to advancing health care policy and practice.

Co-funded in the UK by the NIHR, and Health Foundation, the Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice fund successful applicants to spend a year in the United States (US) conducting internationally comparative research with mentorship from leading US experts.

The Harkness Fellowship provides dedicated research funding to allow Fellows to:

  • gain an in-depth understanding of the US healthcare system and policy landscape
  • engage in a series of leadership development activities
  • build a robust network for cross-national exchange and collaboration

Successful applicants will also become a member of the NIHR Academy – a community that provides access to events, networking, leadership development and online training.

Funding

The fellowship provides dedicated research funding and a monthly living stipend (approximately 6,700USD), plus round-trip airfare, support for relocation, health insurance coverage, and payment of U.S. federal and state withholding taxes. An additional family supplement is provided to Fellows accompanied by a partner and/or children under age 18.

Fellows are encouraged to seek salary support from their home-country employer, particularly if coming from a for-profit organisation. In some cases, Fellows may opt to arrange paid leave from their home institution (in lieu of receiving the monthly living stipend) to maintain their current income. If partial salary support is provided by a Fellow’s home institution, it will be supplemented by the Commonwealth Fund to meet the amount of the monthly living stipend.”

The call for applications closes on 01 November 2022.

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“NIHR, working in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Society, has announced new funding to strengthen capacity and capability in dementia health and care research across the NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs).

In addition, the three NIHR research schools – in primary care, public health and social care – have also funded a number of dementia career development awards and projects to encourage new and developing dementia researchers to lead studies.

NIHR is committed to building capacity and capability in preventative, public health and social care research, with increasing funding for dementia research a key plank of this ambition.

Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Executive of the NIHR, said: “We want to improve the lives of people with dementia, and those caring for them, through innovative research that tackles a range of challenges around this disease.

“This new funding taps into the up-and-coming talent in the NIHR ecosystem, supporting fledgling dementia researchers from a range of disciplines to become the chief investigators of the future and building a solid foundation for the next decades of dementia research.”

Developing post-doctoral dementia researchers

All 15 NIHR ARCs have received £7.5 million of funding to support up to three career development awards for early career researchers in dementia, to build strength in dementia-related applied health and care research.

The funding, provided in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, will support a cohort of post-doctoral health and care researchers toward independence, developing their skills to establish their own research projects, programmes and ultimately groups.

Dr Richard Oakley, Associate Director of Research at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Dementia can be devastating for many, and we estimate that 1 million people in the UK will have the condition by 2025. Research provides hope by helping us better understand the causes of dementia as well as developing effective treatments and improved diagnostic techniques, so people with the condition can access the support they need to live well.

“Early career researchers represent the lifeblood of dementia research, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives. We’re investing in the careers of the future leaders in dementia research in partnership with the NIHR on this training programme so we can unlock the dementia breakthroughs of the future.”

The funding will support researchers from a wide range of disciplines, such as healthcare, primary care, public health, social care, neuroscience, social sciences, methodology and the creative arts.

For example, NIHR ARC Kent, Surrey and Sussex will be offering post-doctoral research posts to investigate how to support wellbeing for people with dementia living alone or in hard-to-reach areas and to integrate healthcare, social care and voluntary sector services, to provide a seamless ‘patient journey’ for dementia patients.

The posts NIHR ARC South London will focus on telehealth for family carers of people with dementia and on supporting care homes to better meet the spiritual needs of residents.

More information about the posts will be available in the coming weeks on the website of NIHR ARC Wessex.

Building multidisciplinary dementia researchers

A total of £4.3 million of funding is being injected into supporting researchers in dementia via the NIHR Schools for Primary Care Research (SPCR), Public Health Research (SPHR) and Social Care Research (SSCR). The three schools have joined forces to collaboratively commission and conduct high quality cross-cutting and community-orientated dementia research to address key gaps in the evidence base.

The NIHR Three Schools’ Dementia Research Programme, led by SSCR, has announced £2.8 million of funding for 16 career development awards and nine research projects through its first two funding calls.

One project is developing a sustainable platform to understand the primary care, public health and social care needs for dementia, with a focus on underserved populations. Another is tailoring carers assessments to the needs of carers of those with dementia.

The career development awards are likewise supporting research on a range of topics in dementia, such as an initiative co-producing self-management resources with people with dementia.

The research projects and career development awards are supporting a range of early career researchers, to build capacity in dementia research.

The schools have now launched a third £1.5 million call for research projects to improve the lives of people living with or at risk of dementia, and their family and other carers.

Professor Martin Knapp, Director of NIHR SSCR, said: “Every one of these research projects and career development awards spans at least two of the NIHR research school ‘territories’ – social care, primary care and public health – and address NIHR priorities in the dementia area. These are areas where research could have real impact on the health and wellbeing of people living with, or at risk of dementia and of carers.”

The NIHR HSDR programme aims to commission high quality, well designed research which will be carried out by effective and efficient research teams, providing findings which meet the needs of NHS and Social Care managers and leaders.

In order to apply for this call you will need to carefully review the following documents:

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study Steering Committee and it is important that you read the Research Governance Guidelines before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.

Timescales

Any changes to these dates will be emailed to all Lead Applicants with an application in progress.

  • Stage one deadline: 1pm on 13 September 2022
  • Notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: Early October 2022
  • Notification of stage one shortlisting decision: Early December 2022
  • Stage two writing window: Early December to late January 2023
  • Notification of stage two funding decision: Early April 2023
  • Start date for funded studies: 1 September/October 2023

Throughout most of the year there will be two researcher-led opportunities open, please see here for alternative close dates.

“The Research for Social Care (RfSC) call is seeking to appoint social care researchers and practitioners to its Funding Committee. In particular, researchers or practitioners with expertise in the following areas are sought:

  • Social care policy and practice relating to children and young people
  • Co-production and participatory research, particularly with underserved and historically excluded groups
  • Intersectionality, inequalities and social care
  • Research involvement and knowledge mobilisation with charity, voluntary and third sector organisations

About the Committee

RfSC is a national, bi-annual call that makes awards of up to £350,000 for projects of up to three years in length. It funds research which generates evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way social care is delivered for people who use social care services, carers, and the public.

The role of the RfSC Committee is to review grant applications and make funding recommendations to the Programme Director and Department of Health and Social Care.

Committee membership tenure is for two years in the first instance, with the potential for renewal for a further two years. Reasonable travel and other expenses are reimbursed.

How to apply:

Role criteria

Successful candidates will have experience in social care research and/or practice in relevant areas as demonstrated through publications, research funding, impact of research on social care, work-based or professional knowledge and other measures of peer esteem. Experience of sitting on panels and committees is desirable but not essential.

How to apply and recruitment timetable

NIHR is taking action for diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome applications for those from an ethnic minority background, different ages, and disabled people as they are currently under-represented on our committees.

Please submit completed application forms via e-mail to rfsc@nihr.ac.uk by Friday 17 June.

If you have any queries or would like more information, please e-mail rfsc@nihr.ac.uk or call the RfSC team on 020 8843 8057.”

“The RfSC call is inviting research proposals that will generate evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way social care is delivered for people who draw on social care support and services, carers, and the public. Proposals could focused on:

  • Social care needs and relevant outcomes (which could be quality of life, improvement of social care and other interrelated factors, as appropriate to the study, population etc.)
  • Developing a more robust evidence base for current ways of working
  • Developing and evaluating new ways of delivering social care
  • Secondary data analysis, record linkage and reviews
  • Research methods development
  • Care users’ and carers’ circumstances and needs
  • Those who deliver social care including unpaid carers and the staff and professionals involved in the delivery of social care e.g. social workers.

Deadline for proposals: 14 September 2022″

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“The Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme is calling for research to evaluate the effectiveness, implementation, and impact of social care needs assessment in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The Programme wants to fund research which will support improvements in timely, appropriate, holistic, and transparent social care needs assessments, which in turn will lead to improved support for those needing social care services. The programme is therefore, interested in receiving applications for cross-UK studies including natural experiments, aiming to produce generalisable and actionable findings. The main aim of this call is to deliver an evaluation of implementation, variation of practice and experiences of social care needs assessments.”

Closing date: 13:00 on 19 July 2022

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“The Research for Social Care (RfSC) call is inviting research proposals that will generate evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way social care is delivered for people who draw on social care support and services, carers, and the public.

RfSC research is expected to have a high degree of involvement from relevant users of social care and social care practitioners throughout the research.

RfSC welcomes high-quality proposals from researchers and practitioners that are focused on:

  • Social care needs and relevant outcomes (which could be quality of life, improvement of social care and other interrelated factors, as appropriate to the study, population etc.)
  • Developing a more robust evidence base for current ways of working
  • Developing and evaluating new ways of delivering social care
  • Secondary data analysis, record linkage and reviews
  • Research methods development
  • Care users’ and carers’ circumstances and needs
  • Those who deliver social care including unpaid carers and the staff and professionals involved in the delivery of social care e.g. social workers.

Applicants considering submitting a Stage 1 application may consider submitting an outline of their proposal for guidance before official submission. This is non-mandatory and purely aimed at helping potential applicants to engage with the requirements of the call (e.g. eligibility and remit). Outline proposals can be submitted using the pre-submission form. For other questions, contact rfsc@nihr.ac.uk

The deadline for submission of applications is 13:00 on 14 September 2022.”

 

Call for Applications for Developing Research Leaders Awards

“The NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) invites Stage 1 applications to support individuals to develop their careers as research leaders in adult social care research in England. This is part of NIHR SSCR’s commitment to build research capacity in adult social care.

Stage 1 Applications received by 16.30 on Tuesday 5 July 2022 will be considered by the NIHR SSCR’s Commissioning Panel. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a Stage 2 interview and presentation in early September 2022. Institutions are not limited to one application.

Applicants are asked to provide an intention to submit by 16.30 on Tuesday 21 June 2022. This is to support NIHR SSCR in estimating the number of applications and does not commit any individual to submit an application.”

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