Call for Proposals, August 2020

NIHR SSCR invites full proposals for research projects to address priorities for improving the evidence base for adult social care. We are seeking innovative, original, high-quality proposals which represent good value for money. Projects are expected to start in Spring 2021 with funding for up to 35 months.

This is a one-stage call for research proposals for up to £100,000 with a submission deadline of 16.30 on Monday 30 November 2020.

Proposals in response to this Call may be developmental applications for longer-term research plans in adult social care.

We are seeking to encourage new and developing adult social care researchers to lead studies through this Call. We welcome proposals led by practice researchers, social care professionals (including managers and commissioners), and people who use services and/or carers.

The School has a total budget of £800,000 available for this call and expects to commission a range of projects.

Applicants are asked to provide an expression of interest by 16.30 on Monday 12 October 2020.


Document set

Research Brief (PDF)

Application Guidance (PDF)

NIHR SSCR Standard Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Notification sent to applicants, 6 November 2020 (PDF)


Forms for submission