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

    29 June 2016

    Newcastle, 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.

    Find out more.


  • NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit #DesignforMSK

    29 July 2016

    Ziferblat, Edge Street, Manchester

    A new project called #DesignforMSK has been launched by the NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, inviting young people to work with product designers, and researchers to design new products to help improve daily issues faced by those with musculoskeletal conditions.

    #DesignforMSK is looking for volunteers aged between 16-26 years old who have a musculoskeletal condition, to take part in three fun and interactive lunchtime workshops on 12, 27 August and 1 October at Ziferblat, Edge Street, Manchester, to work together to design products to be turned into prototypes.

    Find out more.


  • Overcoming challenges: Innovative solutions in public involvement in research

    06 September 2016


    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is running a one-day event that will provide the chance to explore and share innovative and effective ways of involving members of the public in health and social care research.

    Find out more.


  • RDS Developing proposals for RfPB - morning seminar

    09 September 2016


    Our Research Design Service (RDS) will be holding a morning seminar to highlight national funding opportunities for applied health and social care research. The aim is to give researchers a better understanding of funding priorities, application processes and future plans and an opportunity for dialogue with panel members and successful grant holders. The seminar will highlight Public Involvement and how the RDS can support you through the application process.

    For more information and details on how to register, please visit the seminar website.


  • RDS Developing proposals for RfPB - support afternoon

    09 September 2016


    - Are you planning to submit a RfPB grant application in December 2016?

    - Do you want advice from experts on topics such as research methods, patient and public involvement and costings?

    Our Research Design Service (RDS) is providing a support afternoon for people applying to the RfPB programme for research funding.  The aim is to maximise your chances of success in securing RfPB funding and to ensure your project is robust, well designed and properly supported. Find out more.


  • Fellowship Information Event

    26 September 2016


    Our Research Design Service (RDS) will be holding a Fellowship Information Event on 26 September 2016 in Cambridge. The event will offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the NIHR Fellowship programme. It will provide information about the types of applications that NIHR are keen to encourage. Colleagues who are involved in giving research advice are also welcome to attend the event.

    Find out more.


  • Fellowship Information Afternoon

    27 September 2016


    Our Research Design Service (RDS) and Trainees Co-ordinating Centre (TCC) will be holding a Fellowship Information Afternoon on 27 September 2016 from 13:00 to 16:30 at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.

    If you are intending to apply for the January 2017 round of the NIHR Fellowship scheme, we strongly encourage you to attend. The event will aim to provide a more in-depth understanding of how best to apply for an Fellowship and the opportunity to ask questions of the TCC team, Fellowship panel members, experienced researchers and RDS advisers.

    Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. Find out more.


  • NIHR RfPB funded researcher to present at 5th Manchester Suicide Bereavement conference

    28 September 2016


    Dr Sharon Mc Donnnell, will be presenting findings from her NIHR RfPB funded research at the Suicide Bereavement: Working Together To  Make A Difference conference in Manchester this September.

    The event will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre on 28 September 2016.

    Find out more and register

  • 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.