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22/132 Optimal models for reablement services


06 October 2022


13:00 on 24 March 2023


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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 online 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 NIHR Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme is interested in receiving proposals for well-designed research studies to strengthen the evidence base on optimal models for reablement services in the UK.  For this Commissioned funding call, the focus is on general reablement services rather than condition-specific services, such as, stroke – which have specialist pathways, teams and evidence base.

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.


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

  • Stage one deadline: 1pm on 24 March 2023
  • Notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: late April 2023
  • Notification of stage one shortlisting decision: End of May/Early June 2023
  • Stage two writing window: June and July (8 weeks) 2023
  • Notification of stage two funding decision: mid-October 2023
  • Start date for funded studies: January/1 February 2024