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NIHR Research for Social Care (RfSC)– New calls into mental health and dementia

  Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 | Funding Deadline

The RfSC call funds 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.

The NIHR Research for Social Care (RfSC) call is inviting proposals for studies to address important social care questions relating to the following:


  • Dementia: This RfSC call is an important part of the Department of Health and Social Care and NIHR's ongoing interest in strengthening dementia research in less well-supported areas, better understanding the needs of underserved populations and social care needs, as well as identifying best practice in relation to critical points, including diagnosis, hospitalisation, residential care and end-of-life care. The Research for Social Care (RfSC) call, is inviting proposals from eligible research teams to improve the evidence base around social care and dementia. This call is open to researchers at all career stages.


  • Mental health: The RfSC call is inviting proposals from eligible research teams to better understand and manage the social care consequences of mental health conditions. They are particularly interested in populations in Northern England. Host organisations should be based in Northern England; however collaborators outside of the North are welcome to apply. Applications should be co-produced with service commissioners, providers, carers and service users wherever appropriate to better ensure findings are of immediate utility in policy and practice.


Deadline for proposals: 19 October 2021