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Informative webinar set to support applicants to new £10m social care fund

Informative webinar set to support applicants to new £10m social care fund

19th October 2023

NHS Research Scotland (NRS) will be supporting a special webinar to encourage applicants to a new £10 million funding programme focused on social care research

Scotland-based researchers are now eligible for the Research Programme for Social Care (RPSC) which has replaced the Research for Social Care (RfSC) funding call.

The new National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) programme will fund research which generates evidence to improve, expand, and strengthen the way social care is delivered for users of care services, carers, the social care workforce, and the public.

Launched last month, the RPSC is seeking applications from researchers at all stages of their careers with the first of its bi-annual calls now open.

To support applicants, a free to join webinar on Tuesday 7 November will advise applicants in Scotland whilst also assisting wider implementation of the programme.

The NIHR Programme for Social Care Scotland Information Session will take place from 11am until 1pm.

Please use the link below to register and you will receive details on how to join:

The session will be hosted by Laura Mason, Senior Manager in Adult Social Care at NIHR, Rifat Mahbub, Senior Programme Manager in Adult Social Care at NIHR, and supported by Irina McLean, Health and Social Care Coordinator at NHS Research Scotland, and Andrew Toft, Senior Research Policy Manager at the Scottish Government.

Irina said: “High quality research is essential in driving social care service improvements for both adults and children, whilst also informing policymaking and ensuring we learn from best practice and deliver better outcomes.

“For those looking to secure vital social care research funding, this webinar represents an ideal introduction to the important new RPSC which will help to tackle challenges across the sector, boost capacity, and drive innovative new research.

“We will be strongly encouraging those working in social care research and at all career stages to apply for this significant opportunity which is available for a wide range of social care research topics and research designs, and our session will be a great place to start to understand the process.”

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