2017 Knowledge Exchange Grant Scheme Launched

For Policy Makers and Practitioners in Wales working in health and/or social care

The central support team at NCPHWR is always looking for new ways to ensure that the research the Centre produces has an impact in ‘real life’ and that we are working on the questions that really matter to policy makers and practitioners. One of the most effective ways to do this is through involving the users of research right from the start.

To help make this happen, we’re focusing our new grant scheme on supporting organisations to get involved with writing collaborative research bids with our teams in Swansea, Bangor or Cardiff Universities. By offering grants of up to £1000 to potential partner organisations, we intend to increase the number of successful research bids that secure funding from large organisations (e.g. Wellcome Trust, National Institute for Health Research and the British Medical Council).

What are the benefits?

· The opportunity to co-develop a project with Wales’ leading researchers on a health or social care topic that matters to you

· Up to £1000 for your organisation to cover staff time for your involvement in developing a research bid

 To Apply

We will support you to be matched with a NCPHWR researcher but you’ll need to have some initial ideas of what research question(s) you’d like answered.

Simply email an outline of your initial idea(s) by August 31st 2017 to helen.green5@wales.nhs.uk  with the subject line 'Grant Scheme' including:

  • Name, role, organisation, contact details
  • Area of research interest and why this matters to your organisation
  • How much staff resource and expertise could be committed to writing a research bid in collaboration with academics between November 2017 and Jan 2018 if the grant was awarded
  • Whether you or your organisation have been involved in any previous research collaborations

A full list of our researchers is available at:

http://ncphwr.publichealthnetwork.cymru/en/about-us/our-researchers/

 

Time Line for Grant Process

June 2017

Scheme launched at conference on June 26th

 

July- August  2017

Policy maker/practitioner identifies research area of interest and email an outline of their initial idea(s) including:

  • Name, role, organisation, contact details
  • Area of research interest and why this matters to their organisation
  • How much staff resource and expertise could be committed to writing a research bid in collaboration with academics between November 2017 and Jan 2018 if the grant was awarded
  • Whether they have been involved in any previous research collaborations

 

September 2017

NCPHWR support team to attempt to match applications with interested academics and upcoming grants

 

October 2017

Two most promising projects are selected using pre-agreed criteria by NCPHWR support team

Organisations and academics agree terms and sign contact

 

November 2017- January  2018

Collaborative bid(s) written and submitted to at least one call by an external funder e.g. Wellcome Trust, NIHR, British Heart Foundation

Organisation added to PHW finance system

 

February 2018

Upon evidence that a research bid was submitted, payment is made from Public Health Wales by the end of financial year 2017-18

 

 

KE Grant Scheme 201 V3.pdf