FUNDING Call: NIHR – Children and young people’s mental health

Opens: 18 January 2021 | Closes: 13:00 on 03 June 2021

The Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme is collaborating with What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC), and looking to receive applications for high-quality, evaluative research to improve the quality of care, support and access to services for children and young people (CYP) with mental health conditions, including children who have, or have had a social worker.

Applications received with a focus on CYP with mental health conditions who currently have or previously had a social worker will be considered for joint-funding by the HS&DR Programme, and WWCSC.

Applications that involve CYP who have not been in touch with the children’s social care system that are within the remit of the HS&DR Programme are welcomed, and will be considered for funding by the HS&DR Programme alone.

WWCSC and NIHR wish to see partnerships between sector professionals (including, but not limited to, children’s social care professionals in local authorities, Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), other multi-agency partners or third sector providers) and researchers when submitting applications. Further information about the joint funding opportunity, and the support WWCSC is providing to facilitate these collaborations, can be found in the highlight notice supporting information document below.

In order to apply you will need to carefully review the:

All primary research projects are expected to establish a programme appointed Study Steering Committee and it is important that you read the TSC/SSC Guidance before completing your application. Costs incurred by this committee should be included in the budget as appropriate.

Webinar and virtual workshops

To support applications to this funding opportunity, WWCSC will be holding a webinar on Thursday 4 February 2021 (12-1pm), and virtual workshops in late March / early April 2021. For more information and to register your interest, please visit the WWCSC website.

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Supporting Information

*Please note: This document is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the on-line application form only, for example to see how many characters are accepted in each section and how the printed complete form is laid out. Please do not try to use this as an application form, you must apply using the online form available through the links available when calls are open. You should also refer to the application form guidance notes.

Anyone can submit an idea for a research topic. If you would like to suggest a topic relating to healthcare where you feel more research is needed, please send it to

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