Work with Us

Our process

The process we work through to consider new projects funded from SISCC core funding is outlined below.

1. Submit Project Outline

Please fill out the form below with your project details and a key contact. We'll publish timescales on our website and circulate this info to the Executive Group, and SISCC's Associate Directors will support the process.

2. Project Outline – preliminary assessment

Three members of the SISCC Executive group will review each proposal. We'll aim to include representation from health, social care and academia.  Each project outline will be considered against funding objectives, prioritisation criteria and SISCC’s remit to strengthen the evidence base for large scale sustainable change in health and social care. Submissions that meet criteria will be asked to complete a more detailed application form for wider consideration.

3. Assessment and prioritisation by SISCC Executive Group

Proposals will be peer reviewed  to ensure quality. We may ask for a more detailed proposal so that we can consider financial and resource implications, and we'll score proposals based on the prioritisation criteria outlined below. This flowchart explains the process in more detail.

Funding objectives

Prioritisation criteria

  • Strengthen the evidence base for improving quality of care, and delivering better quality outcomes including staff and service user experience.
  • Disseminate the improvement science knowledge base to practitioners and decision-makers.
  • Facilitate translation of improvement knowledge into improvement activity, practice and policy.
  • Build engagement, capacity and capability across a network of researchers, practitioners and policymakers, helping to create, disseminate and apply improvement knowledge, to support widespread improvement in Scotland's health and care.
  • Define new approaches to improvement methodology including data analysis.
  • Evidence the changes in and impact of the improvements in quality of care delivered by the project.
  • Addresses SISCC funding objectives
  • Builds on existing work/evidence-base
  • Demonstrates principle of co-creation
  • Cross-sectoral collaboration across SISCC
  • Addresses a health and social care priority - long-term policy driver/need
  • Potential to strengthen and sustain SISCC
  • Strengthening the evidence-base around the delivery of large-scale sustainable change
  • Utilisation of output by health and social care practitioners (translation potential)

Submit your project

If you would like your idea to be considered for support by core SISCC funding, please complete this short form. All submissions will be reviewed by members of the SISCC Executive Group and, if successful, a more detailed application will be requested.

Proposals will be assessed against the SISCC funding objectives and prioritisation criteria below.

If you have any queries about this process please contact Dr Nicola Gray, Associate Director (Programmes & Evaluation)  or Julie Anderson, Associate Director (Partnerships & Engagement) on 01382 388527.

  • Contact Details

    Please provide details for the key contact for your proposal.
  • Name(s) & organisation(s)
  • Project Outline

    Please complete the following details (400 words max.)
  • What is the problem or research question that your project will cover?
  • What methods or approach will you take on the project?
  • What impact do you expect the project to have on practice and/or research?
  • What approximate costs do you expect the project to have in terms of staffing, consumables and other resources?
  • How long will your project last, and when do you hope to begin?