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NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR) Membership


14 December 2022


13:00 on 15 March 2023

Supporting Information


Supporting Information: 

The NIHR invites academic institutions in England to apply to a new open competition to renew and refresh membership of the NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR).

The renewed SSCR will conduct world-leading research in social care which responds to and meets the needs of local populations and those who draw upon services, local government, social care bodies and practitioners. The renewed school will aim to continue to strengthen research in social care more broadly, build capacity and fund research that is key to improving social care practice and policy. 

There is a strong emphasis within the application for the renewed school on how the potential members have previously contributed to improvements and changes to social care policy and practice and how they intend to fund and support novel and ambitious research projects, programmes and schemes; as well as developing research capacity and supporting the next generation of future leaders spanning academic and practice research.

From 01 May 2024 and for a five year period, funding of up to £31m will be available to support the school in these functions for both the research and capacity building contracts that the school will deliver.

The Guidance for Applicants document contains more detailed information about the call and the sections of the application form. 

Please send any queries to staff at the NIHR (

Deadline for submission: Wednesday 15 March 2023 at 1:00pm.