Welsh Government

Our funding schemes

Health and Care Research Wales runs a number of schemes designed to stimulate excellence and support capacity building in health and social care research. For funding queries please contact: healthandcareresearchgrants@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Funding Scheme Launch Dates 2017 - 2019*

Information about funding scheme launch dates is available here: Funding Scheme Launch Dates 2017 - 2019

*Launch dates correct at time of publishing, but subject to change.

Find out more about our funding schemes

Click on the titles below to find out more information about the full range of funding schemes. Please note that unless stated these funding schemes are currently closed to applications.

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The Health Research / Social Care Fellowship Award aims to support capacity building in health and social care research by supporting high-quality research projects.

Applicants will need to demonstrate how their work will benefit patients, service users and carers, and provide training and development opportunities for the proposed fellow. Applications will be assessed for their need and potential impact, relevance to Welsh Government policy, and scientific quality.

Current Call Status

The next round of Health Fellowships open for applications in September 2017.

The next round of Social Care Fellowships open for applications in September 2018.

The Health / Social Care Studentship Award aims to support capacity building in health and social care research by funding high-quality research projects that will provide robust evidence with clear relevance to patients, service users and carers.

Current Call Status

The next round of Social Care Studentship awards opens for applications this year (date tba). 

The next round of Health Studentship awards opens for applications in January 2018.

Health and Care Research Wales’ Research Funding Scheme Health Research Grant  supports capacity-building in health and social care research. The scheme funds high-quality projects that demonstrate a clear benefit to patients, service users and carers, and are led by researchers at an early stage in their careers.

For the purposes of this scheme, an early stage career researcher is defined as a researcher with no more than 60 months post-doctoral research experience since obtaining their doctoral qualification.

For more information please visit our Health Research Grant page.

Current Call Status

The next round of Health Research Grants open for applications in November 2018.

 

Health and Care Research Wales’ Research Funding Scheme Social Care Research Grant supports capacity-building in health and social care research. The scheme funds high-quality projects that demonstrate a clear benefit to patients, service users and carers, and are led by researchers at an early stage in their careers. 

For the purposes of this scheme, an early stage career researcher is defined as a researcher with no more than 60 months post-doctoral research experience since obtaining their doctoral qualification.

Current Call Status

The next round of Social Care Research Grants open for applications in November 2017.

The scheme is open to staff in NHS Wales, or staff contracted to NHS Wales (such as doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and clinical scientists) in primary, secondary or community care or public health.

It aims to build research capacity and capability in the NHS by offering staff the opportunity to apply for protected time to engage in research activity.

Applicants should have a clear interest in developing their research skills and should aspire to becoming either a Principal Investigator, leading high-quality research at a local level, or a Chief Investigator, developing and leading high-quality research studies at a national or international level.

Current Call Status

The next round of Clinical Research Time Awards open for applications in September 2017.

The Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC) Wales is a partnership between six Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Wales, funded by Health and Care Research Wales. It represents an opportunity for new and experienced researchers in nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, pharmacists, and clinical scientists to obtain funding for various research projects. For more information visit www.rcbcwales.org.uk.

Current Call Status

First into Research Fellowships are open to applications. The deadline (to confirm your eligibility) is 13 February 2017.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to applications. The deadline (to confirm your eligibility) is 13 February 2017.

Further information, the eligibility checklist and full application forms are available here for First into Research Fellowships and here for Postdoctoral Fellowships.

This scheme is intended to support research which is related to the day-to-day practice of health service staff and will have an impact on the health of NHS users.

Funded research projects are likely to fall into the areas of health service research and public health research, although other areas are not excluded from the scheme. For more information please visit our RfPBB webpage.

Current Call Status

The next round of the RfPPB Wales scheme opens for applications in November 2017.

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