Better Security, Better Care launches new research fund

Better Security, Better Care launches new research fund

The newly launched Action Research Fund aims to harness sector knowledge and expertise through provision of a research grant to explore issues and identify new approaches in data and cyber security within Adult Social Care.

Grants of up to £15,000 will be made available to 8 research projects and successful bids are expected to make a clear contribution towards improving data and cyber security in the sector. Research themes should demonstrate alignment with the Better Security, Better Care programme vision and at least one of the five pillars identified by the new Cyber Security Strategy. Interested parties are encouraged to review the full application guide before submitting an application form before the 3rd November deadline.

The programme will be hosting a free webinar on Friday 6th October at 1pm to provide a verbal overview of the fund and timelines, as well as answer any questions you might have. You can register for the webinar here.

Timeline
MilestoneDate
Application window opens1 October 2023
Deadline for applications to 2023-24 fundMidnight 3 November 2023
ShortlistingBy 10 November 2023
Panel decision on grant awardsBy 23 November 2023
Grant agreements in placeBy 30 November 2023
Research projects commenceFrom 1 December 2023
Webinar: networking and linking with key stakeholdersMid-December 2023 (date tbc)
Webinar: research leads to share draft findingsEnd of January 2024 (date tbc)
Final research reports completeBy 24 February 2024
Presentation of findings at BSBC Away Day Conference 5th March 2023 (central London)5 March 2023
Research evaluations by BSBC Programme Board6-29 March 2024
Gateway decision on research areas to progress further in 2024-25April 2024
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