NIHR grant applications - seminar and support event
  • Plymouth Science Park, Research Way, Plymouth

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The Research Design Service South West works with people developing grant applications for applied health research providing, in particular, methodological advice and related support.

Our aims are to increase the number of high-quality applications to open national peer-reviewed funding competitions. 

This one-day seminar and support event will help participants understand how to improve their chances of success and allow them to turn good applications into excellent ones. The event is aimed at potential researchers from Plymouth University and local NHS trusts/organisations who are looking to apply for research funding from the National Institute for Health Research, the research arm of the Department of Health.

The morning seminar session is open to anyone to come and hear RDS advisers give presentations on what makes a good grant proposal. Topics covered will include:

  • what does the NIHR look for?
  • the application as a marketing document: selling the topic, selling the method, and selling the team
  • the team
  • clarity of description and explanation
  • feasibility issues
  • identifying and avoiding potential pitfalls.

The afternoon support session of 1:1 appointments is for those who would like to discuss their own proposal with an RDS adviser. If you are interested in this opportunity, appointments need to be booked in advance by selecting the appropriate option on the registration form and you will be asked to supply in advance a brief description of your project idea.


  • 10:30 - Registration: tea and coffee
  • 11:00-13:00 - Seminar event
  • 13:00-13:45 - Lunch
  • 13:45-16:00 - 1:1 appointments (booked in advance)

This event is FREE and refreshments and lunch will be provided. 

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Secure your place by registering using our online form by 13:00, 30 October 2017.

View the event leaflet via the above link or contact 01823 342792 or for further information.

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