NIHR’s Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme will be launching an additional call this year, focusing on social care.

This initiative particularly seeks to fund high quality research ideas which come from the front line of social care, and to support partnerships between social care researchers and practitioners. This applies across a wide spectrum of topic areas for research, which has the potential to improve adult social care practice. This call is aimed at researchers across a wide range of experience levels and will help to grow capacity in social care research.

The new call will launch on 9 May and researchers will have until 4 July 2018 to apply. It will be open to universities, local authorities and NHS bodies or other providers of NHS services in England with individual project awards up to to £350,000 available. Applications are expected to demonstrate strong links to people with social care needs, to social care service users and carers, and to organisations which provide social care services.

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