The seven research council have released a NETWORK PLUS funding call which will be managed be the ESRC. Total funding available through this call is £9-10 million, with network plus applicants able to bid for up to £1.25 million (100% fEC) per network for up to 48 months’ duration.
The call for network plus proposals closes at 16:00 on 22 March 2018.
The aim of the call is to encourage the creation of multi-disciplinary networks that cross the remit boundaries of the research councils. These networks will address important mental health research questions that require an innovative, cross-disciplinary approach to accelerate progress; to build cross-disciplinary research capacity in the field; and to strengthen the UK mental health research base.
The cross council agenda document can be accessed here http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/documents/cross-disciplinary-mental-health-research-agenda-pdf/ . Below is the highlighted research areas and cross cutting themes.
- Understanding mental health and mental health problems
- Connection between physical and mental health
- Public health, prevention and wellbeing
- Living with mental health problems
- Effective intervention(s)
- Technology and data
- Lifestyle and behaviour
- Empowerment, ethics, confidentiality and trust
Please contact the central RKE team if you are interested in this funding call and/or are invited to be part of a Network!