The Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme is accepting Stage 1 applications to this cross-programme funding opportunity.
The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) wants to generate high-quality research evidence into the evaluation of health and care interventions and services to reduce compound pressures on the NHS and social care.
The HSDR Programme is interested in research which improves the quality, accessibility and organisation of health and social care services. For example, research in relation to compound pressures could explore:
- different models of care
- care pathways
- service delivery
- care systems and settings
Alternatively, the research may assess and evaluate the impact on the health and social care workforce, service users and their carers or families. A wide range of methods and study designs are welcomed, including mixed-methods studies, in the HSDR Programme.
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.
Please carefully review the following call documents before applying:
- commissioning brief
- compound pressures supporting information
- Stage 1 guidance notes
- HSDR supporting information for applicants
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.
Any changes to these dates will be emailed to all Lead Applicants with an application in progress.
- Stage 1 deadline: 1pm on 31 May 2023
- notification of out of remit/non-competitive decision if unsuccessful: Early July 2023
- notification of Stage 1 shortlisting decision: early August 2023
- Stage 2 writing window: early August - late September 2023
- notification of Stage 2 funding decision: mid-December 2023
- start date for funded studies: 1 March/April 2024