RDS News - February 2017

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).
Residential Grant Writing Retreat 2017



Do you have a great idea for research in health or social care?

Would your team benefit from protected time and expert support to develop your idea into a competitive funding application?

 
We are offering a unique opportunity for health and social care professionals across the South West and South Central regions to attend a week-long Residential Grant Writing Retreat at Dillinton House, Ilminster in September 2017.

The Retreat provides an opportunity for research teams to make rapid progress over a relatively short period of time toward high quality research proposals suitable for submission to national peer-reviewed funding streams.

Participating teams will enjoy protected time dedicated to the development of their research proposals away from the distractions of their workplace, expert help and support from RDS adviser staff and the experience of working as part of a professional research team.
Find out more.
NIHR trainees explain how the NIHR has helped to develop their careers
 
Find out how the NIHR helps to develop research leaders of the future in a new video that was used to open the 10th NIHR Annual Trainee Meeting which took place in December 2016. 

To find out more about funding available from the NIHR to develop a career in research, contact us.
New Health Research Authority (HRA)
‘Patients and Public’ webpages


The HRA has recently launched new ‘Patients and Public’ pages on its website, as it is keen to make it simpler for patients to understand how they can get involved in research, promote the ways the HRA involve the public in its work and explain why protecting the safety, dignity, rights and well-being of people taking part in research is so important to the HRA.
 
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.
Programme Development Grants - Invitation for Applications

Programme Development Grant funding. Programme Development Grants are designed to increase the rate and number of successful applications for a full Programme Grant by supporting the completion of the necessary preparatory work to suitably position the research team to submit a competitive Stage 2 Programme Grant application.

Applications are invited for Competition 18 - the deadline for applications is 1pm, 22 March 2017. Read more and apply.
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme

The Health Technology Assessment Programme is accepting applications on the following commissioning brief, in the area of primary research:
  • 16/86 - Non-pharmacological interventions to treat visuoperceptual disorders following stroke
The deadline for applications is 1pm, 1 June 2017. Read more and apply.
Public Health Research (PHR) Programme

The PHR Programme funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions intended to improve the health of the public and reduce inequalities in health. The PHR Programme is accepting outline applications to their commissioned workstream for the following topics:
  • 17/01 Interpersonal violence and abusive relationships in children and young people 
  • 17/02 Health and wellbeing for older employees in the workplace
  • 17/03 Better oral health
  • 17/04 Public mental health
The closing date for applications is 1pm, 1 August 2017. Read more and apply.
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