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Grant Reilly


20th July 2023


Scottish Researchers to be able to access further NIHR research funding

From autumn 2023, health and social care researchers in the devolved administrations will have increased access to health and social care research funding via the National Institute for Health and Care Research.

The move has been agreed following consultation with the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientist OfficeHealth and Care Research Wales and Health and Social Care Research & Development in Northern Ireland.

The announcement expands the list of NIHR research programmes that are available to researchers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The move will boost cross-UK research and help increase access to research for people in the three devolved administrations.

A new partnership funding arrangement has been agreed that will provide greater access to NIHR research programmes, with the door open to further cross-UK working on funded research in future.

Researchers and in some cases SMEs will be able to access the following NIHR research programmes from autumn 2023:

CSO will be working with the health research community in Scotland over the coming months to ensure awareness of these opportunities and to maximise the number of high quality applications from Scotland to these funding programmes going forward.

NIHR press release

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