Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Apply for research into care sector labour force shortages

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Apply for funding to conduct innovative social science research on the topic of ‘labour force shortages within the long-term care sector’.

Project teams must be composed of at minimum three different countries as part of the funding consortia, eligible to receive funding from the funding opportunity.

Project duration is up to 36 months.

More information is provided in the documentation for this funding opportunity. Please see the UK national eligibility guidelines for full details on UK requirements.

How to apply

All UK applicants are required to apply directly through the joint funding opportunity submission platform in the first instance and not through ESRC’s own submission platform (UK Research and Innovation Funding Service).

View the submission platform and guidance.

Contact details

For all enquires, email:

Additional info

This funding opportunity is via the Joint Programme Initiative More Years Better Lives (JPI MYBL) partnership of funding agencies.

Find out more about JPI MYBL.


There will be a webinar for applicants held on 10 April 10:30am to 11:30am.

Register for the webinar.

Supporting documents

National regulations: guidance for applicants (PDF, 190KB)
Equality impact assessment (PDF, 245KB)


  • 8 April 2024
    Webinar registration link added under Additional info.
  • 4 April 2024
    In the 'Co-funders' section, have removed 'to be confirmed' from the Belgium, Germany and Austria funders. Webinar date and time added in the timeline. Webinar details also added in the 'additional info' section. Equality impact assessment document added in the 'Additional info' section under 'Supporting documents'.

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