Together, we're improving health and social care through research

We connect health and social care professionals with world leading researchers, citizens and associates to seed fund great ideas and conduct collaborative research that tackles the most pressing issues facing our region.


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We help to create a fertile ground for sharing and accelerating great ideas, pushing the boundaries for smart thinking, through seed funding research and innovation that is focused on the needs of our communities and will:

  • Improve peoples’ health and address health inequalities.
  • Embrace technology to support innovation and improvement in health and care services.
  • Transform the organisation and delivery of health and care services, and make a difference to workforce, policy and practice.
  • Build sustainable, resilient systems of support that meet people’s needs focused on what matters to them.
  • Build a confident and skilled workforce that can lead research, improvement and innovation through career development opportunities, fellowship and scholarship schemes.
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Funding Opportunities and Events

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April 2023 - March 2024


Sponsored co-badged NIHR ARC Fellowship to support practitioners who would like to research and implement evidence-based improvements in practice.

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17 April

April Research Sandpit

Our Research Sandpits provide structured networking opportunities and extended discussion time between researchers and partners to turn good ideas into research funding proposals. This event will take place at the Thomas Paine Study Centre on the UEA campus.

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May - June

Partnership Funding Call 2024-2025

A seed corn partnership award to build capacity for practice-led research and innovation to improve quality of health and social care services.

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