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RDS West Midlands can advise on all aspects of preparing grant applications.
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Supporting researchers at all stages of preparing grant applications.

Research Design Service (RDS) West Midlands provides support to those preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.

RDS West Midlands is part of a network of regional support services funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). They form a key part of the research infrastructure and provide advice and guidance free of charge through consultation with experts and use of online resources.

RfPB Social Care Research Information Sessions

To support applicants to latest Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme social care call, the Research Design Service (RDS) will be holding a number of events, which will include presentations from RfPB and the RDS on the scope of the call and the support that is available.

There will also be opportunities for researchers to discuss their research ideas with members of RfPB programme team and the RDS.

Further details can be found here

RDS Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat

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

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

The NIHR 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.

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