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Research for Social Care - Competition 3

 

Contact

  • For help with your application contact rfpb@nihr.ac.uk
  • For more information about the funding Programme, visit the RfPB Page

Supporting Information

Applications are invited for research proposals that generate evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way adult social care is delivered for users of care services, carers and the public.

The Research for Social Care (RfSC) programme will fund research which generates evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way adult social care is delivered for users of care services, carers, and the public.

RfSC research is expected to have a high degree of involvement from relevant users of social care and social care practitioners throughout the research. 

RfSC welcomes high quality proposals from researchers and practitioners which are focused on:

  • Social care needs and relevant outcomes (which could be quality of life, social or health care related, as appropriate to the study, population etc.)
  • Developing a more robust evidence base for current ways of working
  • Developing and evaluating new ways of delivering social care
  • Secondary data analysis, record linkage and reviews
  • Research methods development
  • Care users’ and carers’ circumstances and needs
  • Those who deliver social care including unpaid carers and the staff and professionals involved in the delivery of social care e.g. social workers.

The NIHR Research Design Service is running regional workshops specifically for social care researchers, practitioners and users, to introduce the latest RfSC call. The workshops will take place across the country during September, October and November 2020.

Applicants considering submitting a Stage 1 application should consider submitting an outline of their proposal for guidance before official submission. This can be done using the pre-submission form. This is non-mandatory and purely aimed at helping potential applicants to engage with the requirements of the call (e.g. eligibility and remit). For other questions, contact rfsc@nihr.ac.uk

For more information about the funding programme, visit the RfSC page.