Our Research Design Service (RDS) provides support to health and social care researchers across England on all aspects of developing a grant application including, research design, research methods, identifying funding sources and involving patients and the public. Their advice is confidential and free of charge.
In an increasingly competitive research environment, securing funding to conduct health and social care research can be difficult and time consuming. Our Research Design Service (RDS) supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to NIHR funding programmes and other open, national, peer reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.
RDS advisers in regional centres across England offer a unique breadth of experience and a proven track record in improving funding applications. Their advice is free and confidential.
We advise you to contact your regional RDS centre at an early stage in your bid development to discuss your research ideas.