UKRI funding available for pilot study into cultural and natural assets and health inequalities

Apply for UKRI funding to carry out a pilot study for the Mobilising Cultural and Natural Assets to Combat Health Inequalities programme

The study should focus on how to scale up small, local approaches for addressing health inequalities.

If you are not from a research organisation we encourage you to contact your local university / academics to explore this opportunity further.

Applications for pilot studies are encouraged from those working both with existing and newly developed partnerships for improving population health and social wellbeing in the UK. Ensuring these partnerships fit into new and emerging local and national intervention structures will be key.

Projects may be approached from grass roots through to a strategic level.  However, it is essential that proposals articulate how the project may influence at a strategic level in the longer term.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications to this funding opportunity from researchers and practitioners working within areas of social deprivation that feature low on socio-economic indices. A strong place-based focus is required, however you may draw on input and expertise from other areas in designing your project and assembling your team.

  • Total fund: £1.3m (AHRC/MRC/NERC)
  • Maximum award: £180,000
  • Opening date: 16 August 2021 09:00 UK time
  • Closing date: 23 September 2021 16:00 UK time          

You must be:

  • a UK resident
  • hosted by a research organisation eligible for AHRC funding.

Your project must:

  • relate to health outcomes
  • involve a range of arts and humanities disciplines
  • engage with other academic disciplines
  • include collaborations with partners from outside academia.

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