The Trust is keen to support high quality research projects which are, perhaps, smaller than can be managed by the Research Councils or fall outside their priority themes but are important to understanding the mechanisms of ageing, treating disease and frailty and identifying and developing new and effective ways to improve the lives of older people.   We are also committed to funding research into treating diseases and conditions which disproportionately affect older people but are less well-funded.   As such, we will consider:

  • Bioscience underpinning the mechanisms of ageing, providing there is a clear statement of how the research will be used for the benefit of older people within a reasonable time frame;
  • Research relating to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of health services and social care delivery for older people;
  • Research relating to improving technology and the built environment, to meet the needs of an ageing population;
  • Behavioural research;
  • Clinical and applied research;
  • Health services research;
  • Public health research;
  • Research carried out on a multidisciplinary basis;
  • Pilot and proof-of-concept studies that can provide sufficient evidence for larger studies which can attract support from major funding bodies;
  • Activities that will expand the research capacity in the above areas;
  • Research related to modifiable risk factors for well-being and health: for example, environmental factors, diet, stress, exercise, social participation, recreation etc.

Deadline for outline applications is 11th May, 2018 at 17.00

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