About ARC KSS
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research. Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems.
The NIHR ARC Kent Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS) is one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the host Trust for the ARC KSS working collaboratively with the Universities of Kent, Surrey and Sussex and member organisations to deliver its objectives.
The JCRO is working closely with ARC KSS to promote and grow research initiatives in the area. In 2020 we supported 30 ARC funding applications to four rounds of ARC funding calls, including two Covid-19 Rapid Response calls in Spring 2020 and Individual Development and Towards Changing Practice funding calls in October 2020. Of the 30 applications, 10 have been fully funded and a further 9 proceeded through to second stage applications, with outcomes expected in Spring 2021.
The JCRO are also working particularly closely with the four ARC themes hosted by University of Sussex, whose work is supported within JCRO by our ARC Coordinator Kitty Pert.
For more information visit the website below.
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