University of East Anglia Research Capacity Building Funding Programme 2022

Deadline: July 8th, 2022.

University of East Anglia Research Capacity Building Funding Programme 2022

Applications are now open for the University of East Anglia Research Capacity Building Funding Programme 2022. This call is supported by seed funding provided by UEA Health and Social Care partners to build capacity and capability for collaborative practice led research and innovation to improve the design, delivery and quality of health and social care services to meet population health needs in Norfolk, Suffolk and North East Essex. Projects should be between £10,000 and £25,000 and fit into one of these three partner priorities identified themes:

  • Population health management
  • Digital technologies to transform care delivery
  • Children and young people’s mental health

Total fund value: £75,000

Project requirements

Projects must be led and hosted by one of the partners and include collaboration with other partner organisations and demonstrate alignment with the themes and work of at least one UEAHSCP Research Group. No minimum number of partners is required but successful bids will achieve increased collaboration as an outcome. All funded activity in this call must be completed by 30 March 2023 to enable the outcomes to be reported to the UEAHSCP Executive and Management Boards.

Application Criteria for the University of East Anglia Research Capacity Building Funding Programme 2022

  • Address one of the partner priorities for this year.
  • Be clinically/practice/citizen driven, provide clear evidence of need, outline the gaps/challenges being addressed and what benefits the investment will provide.
  • Address health inequalities in the relevant area and explain how the work will help to overcome these issues.
  • Grow new collaboration between partnership staff.
  • Fully engage with service users in a meaningful manner.
  • Provide the platform for subsequent programmes of research and/or innovation and the ability to secure major external funding.
  • Evidence executive-level organisational support to provide the necessary in-kind provision of time and resources required in addition to the grant funding.

Successful applicants must provide evidence of an impact case study, be prepared to contribute to the Researcher in Conversation series, write a blog about the impact of the work and present the project at the Annual UEAHSCP Impact Conference on 4 July 2023.

The panel will look favourably on bids that:

  • Are proof of concept or feasibility studies with an intention to apply for a larger NIHR/MRC/ESRC/UKRI or similar research funding stream.
  • Attract additional funding and/or in-kind time from other organisations or individuals particularly those that build opportunities to develop practitioner researcher roles in the partner organisation/community.
  • Offer opportunities that align with other health and social care organisations or research networks
  • Build capacity for collaborative sustainable research networks beyond the life span of the project

How To Apply

Please email [email protected] to speak about this opportunity or request an Application Form.

Please use the Application Form to guide the focus of your application and return to [email protected] by midday, 8 July 2022.

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