Robotics for Frailty Challenge Funding Call 2

Robotics for Frailty Challenge Funding Call 2

We are delighted to announce our second Robotics for Frailty Challenge funding call. We are looking to fund research-driven proposals that engage with the themes which have emerged from the network's requirement-gathering activities and which will advance the state of the art in robotics towards transforming health and social care, with an emphasis on real-world adoption and deployment. 

In this second round of funding, the network is looking to fund:

1 large project (up to £50,000 at 80% FEC)
Up to 5 smaller focused studies (each between £10,000 and £25,000 at 80% FEC)

We have identified key areas for the second funding call which clearly address gaps in the current research on assistive robotics and frailty:

Up to £50,000 funding projects to explore or develop one of the following:

£10,000 - £25,000 funding for focused studies to explore or develop:

- When does an assistive robot become a medical device?
- What CPD is needed to support future care professionals?
- What are the challenges for enabling human agency in shared decision-making for assistive robotics technology to support PWLEF?

All of the projects and studies will need to include a strong component of engagement with people with lived experience of frailty, health and social care professionals and relevant stakeholders.

We will also support and encourage engagement with our existing funded pilot projects. 

Following attendance at one of our co-creation methodology workshops, participants will be eligible to apply for feasibility funding via the Robotics for Frailty Challenge Call.

Key Dates:

Announcement of funding call: 20/03/2023

Deadline for Registrations for Co-Creation Methodology Workshops: 20/04/2023

Co-Creation Methodology Workshops: 27/04/2023 and 09/06/023

Deadline for submission of Initial Proposal: 26/06/2023

Notification of proposal outcome: 17/07/2023

Co-creation workshop: 25/07/2023

Deadline for submission of Full Proposal: 11/09/2023

Latest date for project commencement for those selected at the final stage: 01/11/2023

Supporting Documentation

Information for Applicants

Initial Proposal Form (updated 13/06/2023 - please ensure you have downloaded the correct version)

Full Proposal Form

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