AHRC – Engage the Public with the Future of Health and Care in the UK

Closing Date: 13/12/2022

Funding available to bring the public into dialogue about the future of health and social care.

In 2023 the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will be 75 years old. During this anniversary year for the NHS, AHRC wants to bring the public into dialogue about the future of healthcare and social care. AHRC wants researchers and the public to contribute in imaginative ways to activities and conversations that will help shape future debate, ideation, and decision-making, and secure the future of health, ageing and wellbeing over the next 25 years.

Projects funded through this opportunity will:

  • Engage diverse audiences in research conversations about the changing structures of social care and healthcare, and how they can be responsive to public needs in the face of great societal challenges, including health inequalities
  • Deliver innovative public engagement where researchers create dialogue with the public to shape thinking and have new ideas around the role of communities and community-led initiatives in supporting health, wellbeing and social care.

AHRC want projects where engagement activity is directly linked with research, and they are interested in research that is based in the arts and humanities, or has strong arts and humanities links. For example, AHRC are interested in how securing better health, ageing and wellbeing is shaped by things like:

  • Artificial intelligence and technology
  • Community or making use of community assets
  • Culture and society or medical humanities
  • Design and architecture
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Health inequalities
  • Intergenerational justice
  • Lived experiences.

This list is illustrative and not exhaustive.

Interdisciplinary applications or applications from non-arts and humanities researchers that have arts and humanities outputs and outcomes are encouraged.

Funding body Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Maximum value £40,000
Reference ID S24309
Category Arts and Humanities
Fund or call Fund