Innovation in Social Care Collaborative Grants
Innovation in Social Care Collaborative Grants Outline call Call specification
The Economic & Social Research Council – UK – ESRC – is pleased to invite outline applications for large collaborative grants on Innovation in Social Care.
Through this call, we will fund social science-led research and knowledge exchange activity to understand how, why and where innovation happens in social care, to best understand how to improve people’s lives. Each grant should be highly collaborative involving a range of disciplines and stakeholders throughout the research process. We take a deliberately broad definition of innovation including systems, practises, organisations, processes, products and funding.
Proposals should reflect the reality of how social care is experienced by care recipients and their friends and families, providers, funders and care professionals, as well as exploring the relationships between those involved. Applicants should explain how the proposed research and knowledge exchange activity will enable the uptake, spread and adoption of change in social care to deliver improved individual and system outcomes, covering patient, carer and staff outcomes and experience, as well as robust evidence of cost-benefit both within organisations/ sectors and between different parts of the system. Grants are expected to be between £1 million and £2 million (at 100% full economic cost), with a duration of up to 60 months
Principal investigators (PIs) must be based at a UK institution eligible for research council funding, however UK co-investigators can be from business, the third sector, or government organisations, and academic co-investigators can be based anywhere in the world.
The call will operate a two stage process. In the first stage outline proposals should be submitted no later than 16:00 on 16 October 2018. In December 2018, applicants shortlisted by a specially convened panel will be invited to submit full proposals which will be subject to academic and user peer review. Final funding decisions will be available in June 2019 and grants must start on 1 September 2019