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Mental health research in Northern England



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Supporting Information

*These documents show the fields in the respective online application forms and can be used as a template to prepare your answers. Please do not use these documents as an application form. You must apply using the online form in the Research Management System.

The Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme, including the Research for Social Care (RfSC) call, have launched a call for research to better understand and manage the health and social care consequences of mental health conditions.

This call is an important part of the Department of Health and Social Care's ongoing interest in mental health and the ambition in the recently established Mental Health Research Goals 2020-2030 to fund high-quality and timely evidence and to support research at the source of need.

We are particularly interested in research in populations in Northern England, where there is a disjoint between the mental health burden and research activity. Host organisations should be based in Northern England, however collaborators outside of the North are welcome.

The call offers researchers considerable flexibility to focus on any subject area or topic providing that it falls within the mental health call remit.

This call is open to researchers at all career stages, and standard eligibility rules will apply for both RfPB and RfSC. We are keen to encourage fresh ideas from new researchers; appropriate proposals are welcomed from those with limited research experience (early career researchers) when supported by an experienced, strong and multi-disciplinary team.

The call is for proposals up to £350,000 for a period of up to 24 months with projects needing to commence in September 2021.

Applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest form by 15 June 2021. The call will close on 22 June 2021.

We will seek further research proposals through a second funding round opening in July, via a highlight notice against RfPB call 46 and a stand alone RfSC call. These calls will have a longer application window, for interested applicants who are unable to meet the timelines of this rapid call.