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20/115 Health and social care workforce


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*Please note: This document is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the on-line application form only, for example to see how many characters are accepted in each section and how the printed complete form is laid out. Please do not try to use this as an application form, you must apply using the online form available through the links available when calls are open. You should also refer to the application form guidance notes.

Anyone can submit an idea for a research topic. If you would like to suggest a topic relating to healthcare where you feel more research is needed, please send it to

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme are accepting stage 1 applications to this highlight notice via their researcher-led workstream.

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

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.


Please note that the deadline to this call has been extended from June to August. New dates given below: 

Call open: 3 November 2020
Call close: 1pm on 5 August 2021
Remit and competitive decision notification: late August 2021 (only if unsuccessful)
Stage 1 shortlisting decision notification: early October 2021
Stage 2 writing window: early October 2021 - early December 2021 (8 weeks)
Stage 2 funding decision notification: mid-February 2022
Study start date: 1 May/June 2022