From time-to-time, CSO may issue open competition calls for research focused on addressing important policy questions identified within the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates. The scope of the calls will be defined by Scottish Government policy teams in collaboration with CSO and will be informed by the needs for research at the time. Details about the scope of research, funding threshold, application process and deadline will be set out in each call when issued. Calls will be issued via the CSO website. There are no expectations about the number of calls (if any) that will be issued in any single year.
Response mode research proposals should continue to be submitted to one of the two CSO researcher initiated schemes subject to the remits and eligibility requirements of these schemes.