Research for Social Care (RfSC) Roadshow Event

What is RfSC?

The NIHR Research for Social Care (RfSC) call is an annual competition specifically for social care proposals, run by NIHR’s Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme.

The aim of the annual RfSC call is to fund topics and research methodologies that increase the effectiveness of social care services, provide value for money and benefit service users and carers.

See the RfSC webpage on the NIHR website for more details.


A PDF handouts booklet containing the slides from the RfSC Roadshow event on 7th October 2020 is available to download here.

To be kept up to date with the latest RDS SC news and events, please join the RDS SC mailing list (details to the right).

Research for Social Care Roadshow

The Research Design Service (RDS) is hosting a series of information events for you to find out more about the upcoming NIHR Research for Social Care (RfSC) call and the support that we provide.

You will see presentations from both the RfSC programme team and RDS, plus an opportunity to discuss the call specification and your research ideas.

Roadshow events will take place on:

  • South East: 16 September 2020
  • East of England: 21 September 2020
  • South Central: 7 October 2020
  • North East & North Cumbria: 21 October 2020
  • East Midlands: 29 October 2020
  • London: 18 November 2020

Who should attend?

The roadshow is open to any researcher, clinician and/or academic from across the South Central region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire) who is considering applying for social care research funding through the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) funding stream (especially if it is in response to the annual NIHR Research for Social Care funding call).

When does registration open?

Places on the Research for Social Care (RfSC) Roadshow event will be booked via an EventBrite page. Registration will open late August/early September 2020.

The RDS SC also sends out a weekly email bulletin with the latest updates. Details on how to sign up can be found to the right of the webpage.

Where is it held?

The event will be held online.

How much does it cost?