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21/577 Supporting the delivery of net zero health and social care system


Supporting Information

Please note that the Word version of the stage 1 application form 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 and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme is accepting stage one applications to this funding opportunity.

The programme is interested in receiving applications for high quality and timely evaluative research of existing and/or new initiatives to reduce carbon emissions in care pathways and health and social care services, including their implementation or service re-design models, whilst ensuring health and social care system resilience to climate change. The evaluation of initiatives or service re-design should not be focused on a single local site but should be more generalisable and therefore multi-site with a view to learning at a national level. 

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.


The key dates for this call are expected to be:

  • Stage one deadline: 1pm on 24 May 2022
  • Notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: early June 2022
  • Notification of stage one shortlisting decision: late-July 2022
  • Stage two writing window: early August to late September 2022
  • Notification of stage two funding decision: mid-December 2022
  • Start date for funded studies: 01 March/April 2023

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