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We are inviting Academic Health Science Networks across England to apply for funding to build, strengthen and support collaborative learning practices that have emerged during the pandemic, adding value to work that is already happening across the regions.

The pandemic response saw a valuable increase in collaborative learning between teams, organisations and sectors. Q wants to help maintain the momentum behind this way of working and help embed a systemic, collaborative approach to learning.

This programme is now closed for applications

Applicants can apply for awards of up to £20,000 for work carried out over a 12-month period.

We are looking for proposals that:

  • Include activity seeking to build and further strengthen emerging systems and networks of shared learning. We are particularly interested in receiving applications that consider regional priorities and needs.
  • Include local activity that supports Q’s Theory of Change, considers how to involve Q members and provides tangible outcomes that benefit Q members across the region.
  • Consider how to share key developments and learning with the Q community.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for our Supporting local learning award, please read through the following key points.

1. Important supporting information

All applicants must download and read the applicant guidance document in full before applying for this programme. This document includes information about the programme, selection criteria and timelines, as well as guidance on completing the application form.

2. The application process

Submitted applications will be assessed by two Q members from NHS England and NHS Improvement. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of July 2021.

3. Deadlines

The deadline for submission was 12.00, Wednesday 19 May 2021.

If you have any queries about the programme or application process, please email the Q team.

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