New competition from NIHR for ‘Applied Research Collaborations’

We are very pleased to announce that the NIHR have launched a call for Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) funding.

The new ARC funding and support is for applied health and care research and to support implementation of research into practice, making tangible improvements for patients, the public and to health and care services.

This follows the successful pilot scheme of 9 CLAHRCs from 2008 to 2013, and the subsequent open competition to designate and fund 13 CLAHRCs from 1 January 2014. The current CLAHRC contracts come to an end on 30 September 2019 before the new contracts come into force.

The NIHR evolving their approach to supporting applied health and care research, addressing a number of identified needs as highlighted by the Future of Health and other reports, including: the need to increase research in public health, social care and primary care; the challenges of an ageing society; multimorbidity; and the increasing demands placed on our health and care system.

The new scheme also has increased ambition to deliver a step change in national-level impact through significant cross-NIHR ARC collaboration, and through NIHR ARCs providing national leadership within their fields of expertise.

For more information, please see the NIHR website  

CLAHRC EoE are currently working with stakeholders across the region (including academics, health and social care providers, and patient and public representatives) on an application for the ARC funding call.

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