UKRI funding opportunity: Building Community Research Consortia to tackle Health Disparities

Apply for funding to build community research consortia to address health disparities.

Apply for funding to build community research consortia to address health disparities.

Led by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), with support from Medical Research Council (MRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), ‘Building Community Research Consortia to tackle Health Disparities’ is open for applications.

Up to £250,000 (fEC) is available for diverse but complementary groups of academics (for example in public health research, health economics, community asset research or health equity research) to work together with non-academic partners, community organisations and health system partners, to build a research consortium at ICS (or devolved nation equivalent) level.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for AHRC funding.

Your project should:

  • facilitate cross-partner collaboration with a view to establishing one (or more) community asset hubs, articulating hub structure and membership
  • scope whole or part of an integrated care system (or devolved equivalent) to understand the range of services, scale of provision, key stakeholders and existing partnerships
  • explore different collaborative models for integrating co-production into the improvement of health systems.

The full economic cost of your project can be up to £250,000. AHRC will fund 80% of the full economic cost. The programme will fund projects for up to nine months.

You must submit an ‘intention to submit’ by 16:00 on 1 June 2022.

Find out more here

A webinar organised by AHRC and led by Professor Helen Chatterjee (Programme Director, Health Disparities) will take place on Tuesday 24th May from 1pm to 2.30pm.

You can register to attend HERE. The registration form also offers you a chance to find links with potential collaborators if you permit to your information being shared.

This funding call is part of the Mobilising Community Assets to Tackle Health Disparities programme. Projects funded through this call will improve the understanding of the drivers of deprivation across communities, develop and test new scalable models for Integrated Care Systems (ICS) (or devolved equivalents) to interface with community assets, and thereby contribute to level up health outcomes and create healthier communities across the whole of the UK.

As part of the ongoing research the programme is keen to understand barriers and enablers to community and health partnership working – to this end they would be very grateful if you complete this survey:

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