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Family Carers Ireland is pleased to announce a call for research proposals under the Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI) and Health Research Board (HRB) Joint Funding Scheme in which patient and carer-centred organisations, such as Family Carers Ireland, and the HRB share the cost of funding high quality research activities of particular relevance to our community.
All researchers must submit their applications to Family Carers Ireland directly to be considered for the scheme. The HRB will manage the awards.
Family Carers Ireland is now accepting expressions of interest (EOI) applications for the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme. All proposals to Family Carers Ireland must address the research thematic priorities outlined below.
Call open: 23rd September
EOI deadline: 15th October
EOI shortlisting process: 18th to 22nd October
Invitation to submit full proposal: 22nd October
Deadline for submission of full applications: 19th November
Duration of funding: 12-24 months
Level of funding: up to €100,000 (€50,000 per annum)
With a commitment to rigorous research on issues relating to care, Family Carers Ireland supports, conducts, commissions and funds high-quality research which contributes to the evidence base about family caring and meets our strategic objectives. It is our aim to advance carer policy and practice on the basis of robust research evidence; to develop and learn from best practice and create new and innovative ways to support family carers; while enriching our knowledge through the experience and expertise of family carers. To achieve these aims we have six strategic research priorities:
Family Carers Ireland is committed to supporting researchers to carry out the best quality research into carer-related areas. We are particularly interested in the following research topics which have been identified through a research prioritisation exercise:
Family Carers Ireland is seeking to support projects up to €100,000 over 12-24 months.
Family Carers Ireland invites expressions of interest for the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme. Please complete this document and submit to Family Carers Ireland by 5pm on Friday 15th October to firstname.lastname@example.org The information submitted in this form will be used to create a shortlist of applicants.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Thursday 22nd October and invited to submit the ‘full’ application using the official HRB/HRCI Joint Funding Scheme application form by 5pm on Friday 19th November. Please therefore refer to the HRB guidance notes prior to submitting a pre-application. All full applications received will undergo international peer review and internal review. Following this, the highest ranking proposals will be submitted for consideration under the HRB/HRCI Joint Funding Scheme.
Below is an indicative timeline for the award
Expression of interest applications open
Thursday 23 September 2021
Deadline for submission of EOI to Family Carers Ireland
5pm Friday 15 October 2021
Submission of full application to Family Carers Ireland (if shortlisted)
5pm Friday 19 November 2021
Submission of shortlisted applications to HRB
Early March 2022
Research project start date
Further information on the call including eligibility criteria of applicants and project, application process, review process, information on PPI, etc. can be found in the HRCI-HRB Instructions to Applicants document.
All proposals must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the HRCI-HRB Instructions to Applicants document and also address the thematic research priorities of Family Carers Ireland.
Information on the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme can also be found on:
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