£50,000 grants will put research findings into action to improve health service delivery

Posted on 21 October 2016 (Permalink)

Evidence into Practice, a new programme of grants from the Health Foundation of up to £50,000, is designed to help research teams bridge the gap from academic research findings, to actionable information for people practising in the field. They are looking for great ideas that will put research findings into action to improve health service delivery. 

The programme will fund the development of tools and resources, based on completed research studies, to support the implementation of findings in practice. Successful proposals will be those that appear most creative, innovative and likely to have impact.

Some of the ideas might include:

  • Training packs
  • Video presentations and animations
  • Infographics
  • Online tools and checklists
  • Apps for mobile devices
  • Multimedia information campaigns.

Funding is not limited to resources in these formats: the Health Foundation's priority is to support fresh ideas that have the potential to achieve impact and change to improve service delivery, including non-acute settings.

You will need to be ready to start developing these actionable tools early in 2017, with a view to dissemination and implementation over the following 15 months. Your proposal should demonstrate how research findings will be made accessible, interesting and practical to use by service providers or policy makers.

How to apply

All applicants must read the Notes for applicants and Frequently asked questions documents in full before filling out the application form. The application form will require you to supply information to meet all the selection criteria outlined in the Notes for applicants. You must also fill out a budget spreadsheet with a detailed budget for your proposal.

Email your completed application form and budget spreadsheet to helen.crisp@health.org.uk by 12 noon, Wednesday 16 November 2016.

If you have any queries about this call for proposals or the application process, email helen.crisp@health.org.uk.