Funding Opportunity

CLAHRC / ARC East of England is looking to continue to build capacity for applied research and implementation across the health and social care landscape and is inviting applications from across the region for funding to support this ambition.
We are particularly, although not exclusively, interested in receiving applications across all grades from allied health professionals, nursing, pharmacy and social care.
£5K to £15K is available per capacity building activity.
The funding is available from 1st October 2019 and must be spent by 31st March 2020.
The funding must be used to advance capacity building in one of the following ARC EoE themes and /or geographical locations;


  • Ageing and Multi-morbidity (Led by Prof. Claire Goodman, University of Hertfordshire)
  • Health Economics and Prioritisation in Health and Social Care (Led by Prof. Jenny Whitty, UEA)
  • Inclusive Involvement in Practice Led Research in Health and Social Care (Led by Prof. Fiona Poland, UEA and Dr Elspeth Mathie, University of Hertfordshire)
  • Mental Health over the Life Course (led by Prof. Jesus Perez, UEA)
  • Palliative and End of Life Care (Led by Dr Stephen Barclay, University of Cambridge)
  • Population Evidence and Data Science (Led by Carol Brayne, University of Cambridge)
  • Prevention and Early Detection in Health and Social Care (Led by Prof. Wendy Wills, University of Hertfordshire)

Geographical locations:

  • Great Yarmouth and Waveney
  • Peterborough and Fenland
  • Stevenage
  • Thurrock

Applications could include:
• Bridging funding for clinical/care/academic staff awaiting the start of an awarded PhD scholarship, postdoctoral fellowship or similar;
• Well justified funds for work related to a PhD project or postdoctoral work that cannot be funded from elsewhere;
• Seeding work leading to an application of personal NIHR awards, such as PCAF, postdoctoral application, or similar;
• Funds for personal leadership development in applied health research;
• Schemes for developing the capacity of frontline staff to implement research-based improvements to practice (e.g. workshops, in-house courses, facilitation/ mentorship/ shadowing arrangements, reviews of best practice, fact-finding visits);
• Pragmatic evaluations of recent or current attempts to implement research.

The deadline for application is 5pm on Friday 23rd August 2019.
Please direct any queries to
The application form can be accessed here.

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