Third Funding Call

Our third funding call closed in December 2021, and focused on our Big Question research challengeWe asked:

  • Why even when we know ‘what works’ isn’t this necessarily implemented in policy and practice?
  • How do we improve evidence-based decision making? E.g. How can we successfully inform commissioning decisions and policy making and how can we ultimately increase implementation of research into practice?
For this funding call, potential applicants had the opportunity to submit an expression of interest for feedback, before a full proposal.
After reviewing 8 applications, we awarded a total of £140,000 between three successful research teams.
  • 67% of successful teams had early career researchers as their lead applicant
  • 100% of successful teams had early career researchers in their team
  • 67% of successful teams had multi-disciplinary involvement
The Big Question

Priority Setting

We recruited an intern, Abi, and two advisors, Nimrah and Georgia, to help us develop this funding call. 

Together with the BRIDGE Special Interest Research Group, they carried out a rapid scoping review, and held priority setting workshops with key stakeholders.

Abi also interviewed Lisa Nolan from the Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to discuss some of the issues around research implementation which we hoped to address in our funding call.

We held a webinar in September 2021 to share existing research and evidence on this topic and provided an overview of the priorities identified by policy makers and commissioners of services, as well as by parents, carers, and those young people for whom these services are targeted to support.

Interview: Lisa Nolan

Lisa Nolan discusses some of the issues around research implementation which we hoped to address in this funding call.

Webinar: Information for the third funding call

Exploring the aims and themes of the third Emerging Minds funding call and information on how to apply.

PDF: Funding Call Briefing

Take a look at the briefing we published for this funding call, which gives an idea of our priorities and decision making process.