• Residential Grant Writing Retreat
    13 Jun 2016, Bath

    The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) is offering a unique opportunity for health and social care professionals across England to attend a week-long residential Grant Writing Retreat in June 2016. The purpose of the Retreat is to give busy professionals dedicated time to rapidly progress their research idea into fundable proposals.

    The Retreat will provide a supportive environment for teams of two or three people to develop high quality research proposals prior to application to national peer-reviewed funding streams. Preference will be given to proposals for NIHR schemes, although teams intending to apply to other funders of applied health and social care research will also be considered. Please note that proposals for personal awards (e.g. fellowships) are not eligible.

    Applications are invited from teams of two or three people, at least one of whom must be a health or social care professional working in England. To cover costs, there is a fee of £3,300 for each team of three and £2,700 for each team of two. This fee includes food and accommodation. Applications to attend the Retreat should be submitted on a standard form available from the Research Design Service North West Coordinator at rds-nw@lancaster.ac.uk

    Applications will be reviewed competitively and places awarded to teams with the most promising proposals. Support from your local RDS is essential for successful application and applicants are strongly advised to make contact with them as soon as possible.

    The RDS Grant Writing Retreat will be held at Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath starting at 11am on Monday 13 and ending at 2.00pm on Friday 17 June 2016.

    Research teams attending the Retreat will have access to a range of RDS advisers while developing their proposals. Away from the workplace, they will have protected time to work intensively on their proposals. By the last day of the Retreat, teams will have well-developed research proposals that, with continued support from their local RDS, will subsequently be submitted to appropriate funding streams.

    CPD approval pending.

    For more details, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Grant Writing Retreat pages on our national website here.