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Take a look at these Tender opportunities for funding in Knowledge Exchange activities. Please pass this on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested. For more information on any opportunity listed, please contact

Evaluation of ‘Child Rights Partners’ Programme

UNICEF UK are looking to undertake a detailed study and interim evaluation of the Child Rights Partners pilot. The successful supplier will be expected to gather and analyse information and data about the programme; design and help implement a monitoring system for the final stint of the programme; make recommendations for ongoing monitoring; and identify lines of enquiry for the next phase of the Child Rights Partners programme. The main outputs will include a final written report as well as an outline monitoring and evaluation system.

Deadline for proposals: 24 June

Funding available: £22,000

Worcestershire Connecting Families Evaluation

Worcestershire County Council wish to evaluate the Connecting Families programme in Redditch, Worcestershire, including evaluation, data analysis and reporting. The purpose of the evaluation is to identify examples of improved multi-agency working resulting from the adoption of the programme, and areas where further improvements could be made, to inform the business case for a role out across the remaining five districts in the county.

Deadline for proposals: 26 June

Funding available: £20,000

Research into how Equality and Diversity can be fully integrated into regualtory activities

The General Medical Council are commissioning research to determine how they might measure their progress and/or performance on equality and diversity (E&D) in regulatory activities, and the impact of their investment in activities related to this agenda. The ultimate aim of this research is to provide the evidence to develop a rigorous, evidenced-based framework by which to measure E&D performance in regulatory activities.

Deadline for proposals: 7 July

Research into the Structural Integrity of Nuclear Graphite

The Office For Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is seeking to engage the services of an independent research team to advise on issues relating to the structural integrity of nuclear graphite used in Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR) power stations.

Deadline for proposals: 9 July

Funding available: £1,500,000

Evaluation of Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework Partnership

The Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework Partnership (SCQF) require an evidence based research report setting out the difference the SCQF and the Partnership has made since 2006 along with a robust matrix/set of indicators which will allow them to continuously and effectively measure impact in the future.

Deadline for proposals: 24 July


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