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National Institute for Health and Care Research HTA HSDRThe NIHR and the UK Research and Innovation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are accepting applications to the development phase of the Systems Engineering Innovation hubs for Multiple long-term Conditions (SEISMIC) funding opportunity.

The SEISMIC initiative aims to commission high quality, impactful and innovative multi-disciplinary research to understand how we can best configure health and care services around the needs of people with multiple long-term conditions (MLTC).

In order to apply for this call you will need to carefully review the following documents:

In order to promote collaboration between potential applicants, a SEISMIC loomio platform has been established, which provides an online collaboration space. Please contact SEISMIC@nihr.ac.uk if you would like to be added to the platform.

Systems Engineering for the purpose of this call means taking a systems approach/thinking and applying it to the health and care system. A systems approach for health and care considers all relevant elements of a complex system – people, design, systems, and risk – and the nature and performance of the interfaces between them to drive transformation.

Health Research for the purpose of this call means research that has the potential to improve health and care services.

We are looking for innovative engineering and mathematical whole-system science approaches to understand how to improve the configuration of the health and care system and provision and delivery of services that take a patient-centred, whole person approach to the treatment and care of people with MLTC.


  • call open (development stage) – 9 November 2022
  • close call (development stage) – 15 February 2023
  • Funding Committee meeting with interviews – March/April 2023
  • outcomes (development stage) – April 2023
  • development phase begins – July-September 2023


For help with your application, please email SEISMIC@nihr.ac.uk

The Research Design Service (RDS) supports health and social care researchers across England on all aspects of developing and writing a funding application. Find out how the RDS can help with your application.

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