NIHR and EPSRC co-funding research transforming care and health at home and enabling independence

Research grants available for projects to transform care and health at home and enable independence

26th August 2021 about a 2 minute read
“Funding adult social care research is a priority for NIHR.” National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Applications are invited for a multidisciplinary project to transform people’s care and health at home and enable them to be more independent.

The project is being advertised by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Launched in April 2018, UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The organisation brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England – responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions in England, and the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK.

The project funders are the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Researchers must be living in the UK and eligible for EPSRC funding.

Applicants must focus on at least one of the following:

  • staying independent at home
  • staying healthy at home
  • making care easier through building design and technologies
  • using and developing new tools and collecting data to help with decisions on housing and care.

The full economic cost of the project depends will depend on the type of work applied to do:

  • creating multidisciplinary networks: less than £1.5 million
  • research: at least £500,000
  • early-stage research or disseminating outputs: up to £499,999.

EPSRC and NIHR will fund 80% of the full economic cost.

NIHR, which funds health and social care research to improve the health and wealth of the nation, says:

“Funding adult social care research is a priority for NIHR.”

The expression of interest closing date is 7th October, 2021 16.00. The application closing date is 21st October 16.00.

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