RDS News - July 2018

Welcome to the eBulletin from the Research Design Service South West (RDS SW), keeping you updated with the latest news, events and communications from the RDS and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
The RDS – here to advise and support researchers from all disciplines

We support researchers from all disciplines and at all stages of their career, not just established clinical or academic researchers.

Justine Tomlinson is a specialist pharmacist and doctoral training fellow. She successfully applied for an RfPB award during her PhD and has shared her advice to encourage other doctoral students to apply. Find out more.
NIHR announces £150m investment in applied health research

The NIHR has announced £150 million of funding for applied health research to tackle the key issues facing our healthcare system, including the pressures of an ageing population and the increasing demands on the NHS.

Leading academics and technology experts will be able to apply for the research funding to develop health solutions for the future, helping give patients greater independence and choice about how they manage their healthcare.

A total of £135 million will be awarded to new NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs), which will undertake applied health and care research and support implementation of research into practice. Find out more.
£65 million new NIHR investment in research to inform government decision-making

The NIHR has launched a new set of 13 NIHR Policy Research Units to undertake research to inform decision-making by government and arms-length bodies.

The £65 million investment over five years will ensure that the government and arms-length bodies have the best possible information and evidence available when making policy decisions about health and social care.

The 13 new NIHR units will provide both a long-term resource for policy research and a rapid-response service to provide evidence for emerging policy needs. The units, which are considered to be an exemplar of good practice in government, will also offer advice to policy makers and analysts on the evidence base and options for policy development.

The units will cover a range of specialisms and conditions, such as behavioural science, adult social care, older people and frailty, and cancer awareness, screening and early diagnosis. Find out more.
Patient experience survey results to improve research practice

The NIHR Clinical Research Network has been working on ways to collect and understand patient feedback so the insight can be used to continuously improve clinical research practice.

During 2017/18 a patient survey was carried out by Local Clinical Research Networks across England and core feedback was collated and analysed nationally.

 Find out more.
Latest funding calls and other opportunities

Funding deadline calendar
For an overview of NIHR calls and ongoing funding opportunities, please see our funding deadlines webpage.
Round 7 of the NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowships is now open for applications

NIHR Clinical Trials Fellowships are designed to support existing NIHR Trainees with an interest in, and experience of, working with clinical trials as part of their current training award who would benefit from further training within the setting of a Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) that is in receipt of NIHR CTU Support Funding. The training programme should expose the trainee to all aspects/stages of trials and should not limit individuals to one study.

The closing date is 1.00pm, 23 August 2018. Find out more and apply.
Alzheimer’s Society: Project Grants

Project grants are for researcher led applications to enable world-class research in to the cause, cure, care or prevention of any form of dementia. Funding is available for up to three years providing budgets for staff salary, consumables and equipment. All costs must be justified. Applicants may apply for direct research costs up to £400,000 over 36 months to support their research.

The closing date is 12.00 noon, 28 September 2018. Find out more and apply.
Cancer Research UK: Clinical Trial Award

Cancer Research UK clinical trial awards support interventional clinical trials of cancer treatment (including systemic treatment, radiotherapy and surgery) with the aim of improving outcome.

The closing date is 20 September 2018. Find out more and apply.
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