The Health Foundation has launched a new research programme, which seeks to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in two distinct areas. This programme aligns with our strategic priorities and complements the existing research funding landscape.
We’re prioritising funding for UK-focused projects that explore:
- how health and social care service delivery has changed in light of COVID-19
- the impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities and the wider determinants of health.
Each team will receive between £100,000 and £200,000 for projects that will run for up to 12 months (including set-up time).
The projects are all based around highly applied research that has direct relevance to policy and practice, and are run by multidisciplinary teams that combine expertise from a broad range of disciplines. They will each involve patients, the public and/or people with lived experiences.
We want the findings of this research to inform policy and/or service delivery decisions about the future of health and care services, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.