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1 HRB Webinar Applied Research Projects in Dementia 2015

2 Background  47,000 people with dementia in Ireland today (4,000 under the age of 65 years), and projected to reach 112,000 by 2036.  Complex and challenging care needs  Programme for Government (2011-2016) committed to developing ‘a national Alzheimer’s and other dementia strategy’  First National Dementia Strategy will be published before end 2014:  DoH & HSE have partnered with Atlantic Philanthropies to support a series of priority actions (€27.5m)  HRB, DoH and Atlantic Philanthropies have signed collaborative agreement to support a research programme (leadership & capacity, applied projects - €4.57m)

3 Applications must address one or more of the indicative themes/topics listed:  Organisation & Delivery of Dementia Services  Management & Decision Making in Dementia Care  Social, Economic & Policy issues in Dementia Care The emphasis in this call is on Prevention and Care rather than on ‘Cause’ or ‘Cure’ Applications deemed solely or predominantly biomedical research, experimental medicine or clinical research projects where the centre of gravity is not weighted towards the themes above will not be eligible. Scope & Eligibility

4 This award scheme will not fund:  applications which are solely literature reviews, audits, surveys, needs assessments or technology developments (although these elements may be part of an integrated research study);  applications consisting solely of evaluations of an existing service/intervention and where the programme of work does not include an evidence-based development of these services.  applications which are solely or predominately aimed at developing infrastructure (e.g. bio-banking, establishing a database or patient registers) without a predominant research element;

5 Funding Available ( €1.75m ) Applicants can request two levels of support:  Up to €330,000 for projects of up to 36 months (including pilot/feasibility/acceptability studies for future interventions/trials)  Up to €800,000 for definitive intervention studies/trials (up to 60 months) where the applicant can provide detailed evidence from previous pilot, feasibility and acceptability studies and all aspects of the study protocol have been finalised.  Applicants thinking of submitting to this panel should thoroughly read the list of questions that will be asked in the DEM-DI application form (see page 36/7 of Guidance Notes)  Contact others for guidance and/or HRB if you are in any doubt. If you submit the application to the wrong panel, it cannot be moved later and will have to be made ineligible.

6 Applicant Team  Eligibility of Principal Investigator same as for HRA Awards 2015 (and only one application per PI)  Application must be submitted on behalf of a Host Institution in the Republic of Ireland  Up to 5 Co-applicants and up to 10 Collaborators can be involved (and these can receive funding from the grant where justified. As this is an Applied research scheme, pay particular attention to justifying why this study should be done in Ireland and why now; show that you have appropriate collaborations between research producers and research users in order to maximise transferability of findings into practice &/or policy; think carefully about your impact statement and Knowledge Exchange & Dissemination plan/costs.

7 Timelines 27 November 2014Call opening 9 February 2015, 13:00Call closing for applications April/early May 2015Response to reviewers June 2015 Panel Meeting June/July 2015HRB Board approval August/September 2015 Budgets/contracts

8 Who to Contact Annalisa Montesanti 01 -2345208 E:

9 You might also be interested in: Research Leader Awards 2015  Senior Academic Research Leaders (Associate Professor or above)  From clinical or non-clinical backgrounds  Must have strong track record in population health or health services research  Must be nominated by a HEI in Republic of Ireland and have support from other partners in health and social care  Can seek salary support for five years and up to €600,000 support package (HEI commits continued support beyond 5 years) APPLICATIONS IN DEMENTIA PARTICULARLY WELCOMED Closing Date for applications is 31 March 2015 Contact Donna Tedstone (

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