• Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR): Information Events

    03 October 2016

    Nottingham, Stansted, Manchester

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running a series of information events which offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) funding stream. Registration to these events will be free and refreshments will be provided.

    Professor Paul Little, Director of the PGfAR programme will be joined by staff from the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) and a local PGfAR funding panel member to give a presentation followed by a Q&A session

    Researchers currently developing, or considering developing, a proposal for submission to PGfAR for funding are invited to take advantage of a one to one session with PGfAR programme and RDS staff to discuss their proposed study.

    Forthcoming events:

    3 October 2016 East Midlands, Nottingham

    6 October 2016 East of England, Stansted

    24 November 2016 North West, Manchester

    Find out more.


  • RDS Essential Guide to Grant Applications

    12 October 2016


    • Are you thinking of applying to an NIHR funding programme?
    • Do you have an idea for a health and social care research proposal, but require help with methodological aspects of writing a grant application?

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running an interactive, innovative and free to attend three-day event that focuses on how to write a good grant application. Applying for research funding is increasingly becoming more and more competitive and this is a great chance to get expert support and advice from those who know what makes a successful application. Find out more.

  • NIHR Research Funding - seminar & support event

    02 November 2016


    Are you planning to submit a grant application to NIHR? Our Research Design Service (RDS) is holding a one-day event aimed at helping you to improve your chances of success. 

    The morning seminar session is open to anyone to come and hear Simon Goodwin, RfPB Programme Manager for the South West, and RDS advisers give presentations on what makes a good grant proposal.

    The afternoon support session of one-to-one appointments is for those who would like to discuss their own proposal with Simon and/or an RDS adviser. If you are interested in this opportunity, you will be asked to supply in advance a brief description of your project idea.

    This free event will be held on 2 November 2016 at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Wonford. Find out more.

  • Research Nurse Symposium 2016

    18 November 2016


    The NIHR Cambridge BioResource nursing team will be hosting a Research Nurse Symposium on 18 November.

    This day is a meeting for research nurses to connect, share practice and celebrate the nursing team’s speciality. It will be particularly relevant to those working within the Cambridge Biomedical campus and the wider region.

    The day will be open to all nurses currently working to deliver research studies. The focus of this day will be to highlight and promote the speciality of research nursing and those working within the East Anglia region are especially encourage to attend.

    The programme will include presentations from:

    • research nurses working in a diverse range of specialties, including those working within industry
    • Dr Susan Hamer, Director of Nursing, Learning and Organisation Development, NIHR CRN
    • Claire Whitehouse, Lead Nurse for Research, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and originator of #Whywedoresearch
    • the Cambridge BioResource nursing team's Volunteer-Centric Model.

    and a 'Where next' discussion

    Please note that registration is required to attend.

    Further information and registration