Newcomers - The Research Design Service: supporting grant applications

This lunchtime session is part of the NEwComERs - Network for Early Career Essex Researchers one week training programme and will give you an overview of the National Institute of Health Research funding opportunities and advice on how to write a good grant application.

  • Fri 12 Jan 18

    12:00 - 13:00

  • Colchester Campus

    EBS 2.46

  • Event speaker

    Jonathan Scales and Tracey Johns

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support
    Newcomers (Network for Early Career Essex Researchers): Research Week

  • Event organiser

    Health and Social Care, School of

  • Contact details


This training session is aimed at early-career researchers and will introduce them to the support available from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service (RDS) for the East of England.

The session will cover an explanation of what the RDS is and how it offers support to researchers applying for NIHR and other peer-reviewed funding. We will give an overview of NIHR funding opportunities and identify key elements of a successful application. 


 By the end of this training session the participants will

  • Understand the role and remit of the RDS and know how to access this support
  • Have an idea of the range and scope of NIHR funding programmes
  • Realise the importance of public involvement and how to include this in grant applications
  • Understand the key elements of a successful application
  • Obtain some tips about how to write a good application


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