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“The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting straight-to-stage 2 applications to their commissioned workstream, for this primary research topic.

In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:

Applications received by the advertised closing date will be considered at a single-stage funding committee meeting. For more information, please read the commissioning brief.

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

Webinar

The NIHR will be holding a webinar to discuss this call on 2 February 2023, 10.30 – 11.30am. The webinar will be followed by virtual clinics from 11.45am – 2pm. This will provide an opportunity for potential applicants to discuss their proposed research with the NIHR team and RDS colleagues. Applicants may register to attend just the webinar by emailing their name and institution to htaresearchers@nihr.ac.uk, however, if you would like to also join a clinic, please email in a 1 page PICO summary of your proposed project to htaresearchers@nihr.ac.uk before 20 January 2023.

As places are limited, we will then review the submissions and confirm whether you have a place. The intention is for the one-page summary to provide a basis for discussion at the clinic. Please note that there is no guarantee of funding by attending a clinic; the purpose of the clinics is to offer assistance, and advice to potential applicants.”

“The Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme invites applications for palliative and end of life care research which supports health and care services to help people at the end of their lives to live as well as possible and to die with dignity, compassion and comfort.

The HSDR Programme welcomes research proposals in any disease, service or setting, including (but not limited to) hospitals, specialist centres and services, community services, home and care homes.

In addition to the specific areas noted in the commissioning brief, research proposals should address inequalities in access and experience of care and services, including intersectional differences and disadvantage. To build capacity and address geographical and other disparities in research funding and activity, we welcome partnerships between research active institutions and others less active to date, and located in geographical areas of deprivation and/or high care need.

Other NIHR funding programmes are involved in this call (HTA; EME; PHR) and, given its scope, we welcome applications that span the remit of one or more of the participating research programmes, and which comprise of co-ordinated teams of investigators spanning different specialties/disciplines.

In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:

Timescales

This is a two-stage call. Any changes to these dates will be emailed to all Lead Applicants with an application in progress.

  • Stage one deadline: 1pm on 26 April 2023
  • Notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: early July 2023
  • Notification of stage one shortlisting decision: early August 2023
  • Stage two writing window: early August 2023 – early October 2023
  • Notification of stage two funding decision: late December/early January 2024
  • Start date for funded studies: 1 May/June 2024″

“Senior Research Fellowship

Senior Research Fellowships are designed to retain excellent clinical and non-clinical researchers who have a track record of nationally competitive research, and clear plans to manage their own independent research group and become internationally recognised within the field of biomedical dementia research.

Grant amount: Up to £420,000

Grant deadline: 25 January 2023

The Major project grant scheme provides funds for intermediate to large scale research projects.

Grant deadline: 25 January 2023

Early Career Researcher Bridge Fund

This scheme aims to enable the retention of early career researchers in dementia research or to address particular pinch points in their career path.

Grant amount: Up to £30,000

Grant deadline:  18 November 2022″

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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.’

For more information click on this website: 

“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.

Fore more information on eligibility and more click here 

“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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