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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) funding call

01 Nov 2018

MICRA is delighted to announce its seedcorn award call for 2018-2019

Seedcorn funding call

This year's call includes joint awards from external partners, including The Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, Age Friendly Manchester, The Centre for Ageing Better, Care & Repair England and Manchester Metropolitan University.

We are seeking applications for interdisciplinary research, that is clearly related to ageing; £6,000 is available per project. 

A number of general awards will be made; in addition to these, we specifically encourage applications to one of our joint awards highlighting the following subjects: Low and modest cost physical modifications to ordinary/mainstream owner occupied housing to enable healthy, independent ageing at home, the connections between physical housing conditions and later life health inequalities (life expectancy/ healthy life expectancy/ incidence of long term conditions); fulfilling work, healthy ageing, connected communities, safe and accessible housing; care of people with dementia in care homes, issues of cognition and stroke in older people and their impact on quality of life; generational relationships and equity in GM, inequalities for older BAME people, financial inclusion, ageism.

The deadline for applications is 12 November 2018, with a requirement that funds are spent by 31 July 2019. Proposed activity must lead to at least one specific outcome such as a research proposal, a journal article or working manuscript. The commissioning panel will meet in late November with the aim of communicating decisions by mid-December.

Further information on past call