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Programme:Growing Older Programme
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Growing Older ProgrammeResearch Programme

Website

http://www.shef.ac.uk/uni/projects/gop/index.htm

Programme type

Research programme

Programme status

Closed

Total number of funded projects

24

Summary of key aims

The Growing Older Programme had two specific objectives:

-To generate new knowledge about the factors that contribute towards extending quality life based on a coordinated multi-disciplinary social science programme of research.

-To contribute towards the development of policy and practice affecting the quality of life of older people.

There were just over 200 outline applications, 50 of which were invited to submit full proposals. Of these 24 were funded following peer review.

Admin contact

University of Sheffield
marg.walker@sheffield.ac.uk
+44(0) 114 222 6467
European Research Area in Ageing
Department of Sociological Studies
University of Sheffield
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
Sheffield S10 2TU, UK

Scientific contact

Alan Walker
marg.walker@sheffield.ac.uk
+44(0) 114 222 6467
European Research Area in Ageing
Department of Sociological Studies
University of Sheffield
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
Sheffield S10 2TU, UK

Funding contact

Shabnam Kahn
shabnam.khan@ersc.ac.uk
01793 413068
Dr Shabnam Khan
Programme Officer
Manangement, Psychology, Linguistics & Educational Research Support Team
ESRC
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
SWINDON SN2 1UJ

Is the project externally evaluated?

Yes

Who has evaluated, or will evaluate, the programme?

Liz Lloyd, University of Bristol and ESRC Panel

What forms of international collaboration does the programme support?

  • ▪ Travel for national researchers

Interdisciplinary research is a strategic priority...

  • For the programme ✔
  • For the funding agency ✔
  • Nationally ✔