Thursday, 14 February 2013

Applying to the NIHR - Info Day - 11 April

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds NHS-related research, including social care and public health. Last year it gave out over £200m of research grants through a range of programmes. 

This event will provide an overview of the NIHR and will offer help and advice on key elements of an NIHR proposal. A range of experienced academics, managers and administrators will be on hand to discuss your proposal, including members of the NIHR, the Research Design Service SE and Kent’s Research Services.

The event is free but places are limited, so please book early via the Eventbrite page:

10.00-10.15 Registration and coffee

10.15-10.30 Welcome 
                    Bridget Carpenter (Co-director NIHR Research Design Service South East)

10.30-10.45 Overview of NIHR Funding 
                    Annette King (Academic Lead RDS SE)
                    What is the NIHR and what are its funding programmes?

10.45-11.20 Designing an Effective Project 
                     Dr Gail Gilchrist (University of Greenwich)
                    What issues do you face when designing a study for funding?

11.20-12.00 Costing a Proposal 
                    What research funders will and won’t pay out.

12.00-12.30 Incorporating Statistics 
                    Dr Eryl Bassett (Statistician RDS SE)
                   What to include in a proposal and examples of how to do it.

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.00 Involving Patients and the Public 
                    Amanda Bates & Ferhana Hashem (RDS SE)
                    What it means and why it’s more than ticking a box.

14.00-14.30 A Researcher’s Experience 
                    Dr Kate Hamilton-West (University of Kent)
                    Securing funding for, and running, NIHR studies.

14.30-15.10 The Other Side of the Fence: the view from  the Advisory Board 
                    Prof Ray Fitzpatrick (HS&DR Programme Director) & Prof Stephen Peckham (Director CHSS)
                    Common mistakes in grant applications and tips for success.

from 15.30 RDS Clinic
                   RDS Advisors, Statisticians and Patient and Public Involvement Officers will be available to discuss your proposal. For more information about the clinic, please contact Ferhana Hashem (

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