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National NIHR Research for Social Care (RfSC) Call Event

  Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 | Events/Workshops

Delivered by Research Design Service South East on behalf of and with the support RDS network

Wednesday 25th Nov 13:30 – 15:00 hrs

Online Event – information about how to join the event will be sent nearer the time.

An event specifically for social care researchers, practitioners and users to introduce the latest call from the NIHR’s Research for Social Care programme (RfSC).

Speakers include the RfSC Programme Team, the RfSC committee chair, and others including Dr. Mark Wilberforce (a successful candidate), Autistica, and a public involvement expert. Remit of the call, requirements and applications processes will be covered.

We’ll also give you:

  • – top tips for your application from researchers who have been funded by RfSC
  • – answer specific questions

Opportunities for meeting your local RDS adviser will be shared nearer the time of the event

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13:30 Research for Social Care (RfSC) Overview including timings and how to apply (RfSC Programme Team incl. Ben Morgan, Laura Mason, NIHR CCF)

13:45 What the RfSC committee is looking for, reflections on successful applications (Prof David Abbott, Chair RfSC Funding Panel)

14:05 Autistica - Overview of need for autism research and the Autism highlight notice

14:15 First-hand account from a previously successful applicant (Dr. Mark Wilberforce, University of York).

14:30 Support that RDS and the CRN can provide (RDS SE)

14:40 Public Involvement (Dr. Gary Hickey, RDS SE)

14:50 Q&A

15:00 End of meeting


More information and to register