Grant Development & Writing Retreat


10 - 12 September 2018
School of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury


RDS Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat


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Our Research Design Service (RDS) is offering a unique opportunity for health, social care and public health professionals across England to attend a three-day residential Grant Development & Writing Retreat in September 2018. The purpose of the Retreat is to give busy professionals dedicated time to rapidly progress their research proposal.

The Retreat will provide a supportive environment for individuals or teams of two or three people, to develop high quality research proposals prior to application to national peer-reviewed funding programmes. Preference will be given to proposals for NIHR schemes, although applications to other funders of applied health and social care research will also be considered.

Applications are invited from individuals or teams of two or three people, at least one of whom must be a health or social care professional working in England. Successful applicants will be offered a free place at the retreat which will include food and accommodation*.

Applications to attend the Retreat should be submitted on a standard form available from your local RDS. Applications will be reviewed competitively and places awarded to those with the most promising proposals. Support from your local RDS is essential for successful application and applicants are strongly advised to make contact with them as soon as possible.

Those attending the Retreat will have access to a range of RDS advisers while developing their proposals. Away from the workplace, they will have protected time to work intensively on their proposals. Continued support from the RDS, will be essential in preparing your application for submission to an appropriate funding programme.

*excludes travel to/from Canterbury

CPD approval pending