Open Call: Innovation in Social Care Collaborative Grants

Proposals should be clear about expected outcomes from innovation, reflecting lived experience of social care grounded in the reality of people’s lives and the provision of services.

The Economic and Social Research Council is pleased to invite outline applications for large collaborative grants on Innovation in Social Care.

Through this call, they 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. The ESRC takes a deliberately broad definition of innovation including systems, practices, organisations, processes, products and funding. 

Proposals should reflect the reality of how social care is experienced by care recipients and providers, their friends and families, and care professionals, as well as exploring the relationships between those involved.

Grants are expected to be between £1 million and £2 million (at 100% full economic cost), with a duration of up to 60 months. Grants should start on 1 September 2019 or later.

Outline proposals should be submitted no later than 16:00 on 16 October 2018. More information can be found here.

If you are thinking of potentially submitting an application through CRASSH, please contact the Centre's Administrator, Mette H. Rokkum Jamasb.

Posted: Wednesday 11 July 2018

Contributor: Mette H. Rokkum Jamasb