20 Oct 2023
Applications for Research Scholarships 2023 Now Open
These Scholarships enable practitioners from our Partner organisations to apply for funding to support specific research activities, including undertaking literature reviews, mentoring to support research design and development, and impact dissemination activities.
UEA Health and Social Care Partners have allocated a proportion of the Partnership income to fund research scholarships. This allows employees of the Partnership organisations to support the research capacity and facilitate success in attracting research grants and other funding.
The focus is on supporting practitioner led research whose duties are to undertake, or support people who conduct research in the key themes of UEAHSCP as listed in the UEA Principles.
- UEAHSCP facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers and the public and working with our Partners to maximise our collective impact. We provide funding and resources to develop networks and ensure sustainable patient and public engagement.
- We fund research and innovation projects that focus on
- Population Health Management, reducing inequalities and supporting prevention
- Improving Mental Health
- Management of long-term conditions and multimorbidity
- Improving integrated urgent and emergency care
- Healthy ageing
- Learning disability and autism
- Workforce development and sustainability
- Advances in technology and medical science to improve care delivery
- Children, Young People and Family health and wellbeing
- Palliative and End of Life Care
- Cross cutting themes include economic evaluation, organisational and system transformation, and co-production methodologies
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.
- The round opens Wednesday 1st November 2023.
- The application window closes on Thursday 30th November 2023.
- Email your application to by 5pm, Thursday 30th November 2023.
- We expect that you will be notified of the outcome of your application in mid-January.
No more than 1 application per individual, but there is no limit to the number of individuals applying within an organisation.
Practitioner- any person who works in a practice setting which might be an acute hospital, community hospital, GP practice, charity, voluntary sector covered by the members of the Partnership organisations. In the case of Norfolk County Council this includes social care, care homes, community centres etc.
It does not cover academic staff at UEA doing research unless they hold a joint appointment with one of the partner organisations in a clinical role e.g clinical lecturer, lecturer practitioner, clinical fellow, secondment from practice. So PhD students are not eligible to apply unless they have been seconded to UEA from practice or they are a practitioner who has recently completed a postgraduate programme of study who wants to write up a piece of work for publication, providing they come from one of the partner organisations.
Work that contributes to the body of knowledge about a subject, so any of the activities that are highlighted in the call are examples of scholarly activity. Activities that improve the dissemination and uptake of knowledge, help to identify gaps or challenges in current knowledge or help to push the boundaries of our understanding through new insights or ideas.
All applicants must have an employment contract with one of the full Partner organisations of the UEAHSCP.
Applications must be submitted by the lead applicant with evidence of line management support from within their organisation.The fund has a maximum of £25,000 to award each year with each application to not exceed £2,500 in total.
Applications will be reviewed against the following criteria:
- In line with the UEAHSCP Principles
- Undertaking a literature review to identify gaps in the evidence base to provide background for a future research proposal and application to the partnership or alternative funding stream
- Completion of a project for write up as a publication in a peer reviewed journal
- Production of a poster or conference paper for dissemination of results from a practice-based project
- Some mentoring to help support development of ideas into a scoped proposal for a future partnership research funding application
- Dissemination activities such as workshops/events to get research results shared widely with stakeholders
- Writing up an impact case study to show what difference a completed piece of research or the impact an app or other digital innovations has made to the quality of services and care for local populations.
- Supporting aspiring researchers where funding from other sources is not available
- This scholarship cannot be used to buyout staff time already costed and funded by a research project
- All awarded funding must be spent in the year of award – if no costs have been incurred in line with the spending plan it is your responsibility to inform of any changes
- If you do not start spending your award before the 31st of May 2024, UEAHSCP reserves the right to withdraw the award
- All successful applicants are to provide a report to UEAHSCP detailing the progress made against the stated objectives within one month of completing the work.
- All successful applicants will be expected to present their work at the annual HSCP conference and partake in Impact related HSCP promotional media
- Where this award is used to buy out staff time a contact in the accounts team must be provided to aid invoicing
- This is not a cash advance; no award will be paid directly to any individual in respect of staffing time buyout
- Any application will not be used to cover dissemination costs that include publication costs or open access charges
- Any application will not be used to cover the cost of purchases of goods or services including and not limited to items related to any research project
Our partner organisations are:
- East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
- James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board
- NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board
- Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
- Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
- Norfolk County Council
- The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
- University of East Anglia
- West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
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