Deadline: 7 October 2016
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) together invite applications to address Children’s Mental Health through their research programme: Helping Children Get Back on Track.
The aim of this research programme is to increase the evidence base about what kinds of therapeutic or social intervention work for which children with experience of abuse and when; how to identify children whose mental health is vulnerable; and how to identify the things that make others more resilient.
The programme addresses children’s issues related to their mental health and will result in one or more of the following outcomes:
- A better understanding of how to identify the children whose mental health is vulnerable because of abuse, including those with ‘latent vulnerability’; that is, those children who are susceptible to poor outcomes including mental ill health but are not overtly symptomatic, or who need help in order to get their development back on track after experience of abuse, including to prevent the onset of mental health problems either in childhood or later
- A better understanding of when support should be offered to children in order that poor outcomes including poor mental health can be prevented
- A better understanding of what sort of help is effective in preventing poor outcomes for children with experience of abuse including poor mental health
- A better understanding of how to identify the factors that make some children more resilient and adaptive and others more vulnerable to the mental health consequences of maltreatment.
The funding for this call currently stands at £1.7 million.
- Applicants are eligible for funding whether or not they are established members of a recognised Research Organisation (RO)
- Applicants for research grants who are not established members of a recognised RO must be accommodated by the RO and provided with appropriate facilities to carry out the research. These requirements also apply to all individuals named as co-applicants.
- The ESRC International Co-Investigators Policy is intended to be a simple and straightforward mechanism to allow researchers from any country to be included on almost any ESRC proposal with a UK principal investigator (PI)
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online using Je-S electronic application portal.
For more information, please visit ESRC-NSPCC Joint Call.