RDS NW e-bulletin – May 2022
RDS NW e-bulletin
In this issue:
- The NIHR’s Trialblazers campaign
- RDS Blog: Key messages from the Thinking Ahead Study – Barriers and Enablers to End of Life Care Planning with Ethnically Diverse Patients, their Family and Health Care Professionals
- PHRADA currently supporting NIHR Public Health Research funding applications
- NIHR Clinical Education Research and Emergency Care Incubator events
- Over 1,000 health and care professionals have now got involved with research for the first time
- Developing Research Leaders Awards – 2022 Call
- Programme Development Grants – Developing Innovative, Inclusive and Diverse Public Partnerships call
- NIHR’s Research for Social Care call to run twice per year, with expanded remit to include children and young people’s social care
- Does your area of research affect the wider determinants of health?
- Other events and webinars
- NIHR funding opportunities.
The NIHR’s Trialblazers campaign
We are now in the second week of the NIHR’s Trialblazer campaign. This campaign, which is part of NIHR’s Be Part of Research, aims to create a sense of community among research volunteers – bringing people together to celebrate each other, feel proud and excited to share their message with the world!
Trialblazers showcases the vital role of trial volunteers and ask for their help recruiting their friends, family and colleagues to ‘Join the TrialBlazers’ and #BePartOfResearch.
Inspiring true-life stories from people who have been part of research have been shared throughout the campaign and a video of a poet reading a poem about research was released on International Clinical Trials Day on 20 May 2022.
The Trialblazers campaign runs through to 29 May 2022.
Please support by spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter – share or retweet posts, add your own messages using #BePartOfResearch.
RDS Blog: Key messages from the Thinking Ahead Study – Barriers and Enablers to End of Life Care Planning with Ethnically Diverse Patients, their Family and Health Care Professionals
This month’s blog linked in with ‘Dying Matters’ awareness week, which was held 2 to 6 May 2022. Take a look at the Tweets from this week using #DMAW22.
The blog talks about an important research project that looked into the barriers and enablers to end of life care planning with ethnically diverse patients, their family and health care professionals.
Coming out of the project are stories, an e-learning programme and the first of a series of short videos looking at the key messages arising from the research.
Discussing end of life care is difficult but this team provides you with the tools to have those conversations whilst remaining culturally sensitive to people’s needs.
PHRADA currently supporting NIHR Public Health Research funding applications
Public Health Research Applications and Design Advice (PHRADA) is provided by the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) across England to support applicants to develop competitive applications to the NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) programme.
The PHRADA team support applicants applying to selected PHR commissioned calls throughout the application process. Anyone considering submitting an application to the commissioned calls currently being supported by PHRADA can use the service.
PHRADA is currently supporting the following PHR calls:
- 21/605 Public health interventions led by or involving the police
- 22/21 Interventions to support the health of unpaid carers
- 22/22 Interventions to prevent eviction and homelessness
- 22/23 Interventions to prevent male violence against women and girls
For more information or to speak to a PHRADA adviser complete the PHRADA online form.
NIHR Clinical Education Research and Emergency Care Incubator events
The NIHR Incubator for Clinical Education Research is hosting a hybrid programme of interactive webinars, workshops and a face-to-face event that aims to demystify, explain, explore and inspire those with a passion for clinical education research.
Events still to come include:
- Mastering the Basics: The nitty and the gritty – 22 June 2022, 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm, online
- Mastering the Basics: Routes to Impact – 14 September 2022, 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm, online.
The NIHR Emergency Care Incubator is hosting a two-day symposium in Bristol from 23 to 24 June 2022, for emerging and aspiring researchers in emergency care, to learn from specialty leaders.
Small group workshops and interactive events will focus on developing core research skills, including project development, grant-writing, patient and public involvement, presentation, and knowledge exchange.
Over 1,000 health and care professionals have now got involved with research for the first time
The NIHR has announced that over 1,000 health and care professionals have now got involved with research for the first time as part of the Associate Principal Investigator (PI) Scheme.
This scheme, which began as an opportunity for surgical trainees in the West Midlands in 2018 and has since developed into a nationwide flagship NIHR training scheme, providing doctors, nurses and other health professionals with the skills to become the next generation of PIs.
Developing Research Leaders Awards – 2022 Call
As part of the NIHR School for Social Care Research’s (SSCR) commitment to developing research capacity in adult social care, they are inviting Stage 1 applications to their 2022 call for Developing Research Leaders Awards.
With support from the NIHR Academy, they are seeking high-quality applications from individuals to develop their careers as research leaders in adult social care research in England. Applicants can request funding of up to £50,000.
The Developing Research Leaders Award (DRLA) Scheme aims to address the need to support individuals at a more advanced level in their research careers by providing tailored and targeted support to develop further as the next leaders for adult social care research. This is particularly where individuals would benefit from resources to help them to accelerate their progression.
The deadline for Stage 1 applications is 4.30pm on 5 July 2022. Applicants are asked to submit an Intention to Submit by 4.30pm on 21 June 2022.
Request advice on your SSCR application.
Programme Development Grants – Developing Innovative, Inclusive and Diverse Public Partnerships call
Effective collaborative partnership working is where different organisations, communities and people agree to work together for mutual benefit. It is vital for prioritising, developing, delivering and using research that meets the health or social care needs of all citizens and diverse communities.
The NIHR Programme Development Grants (PDG) scheme is launching an annual funding call to support the development of inclusive and/or new ways of partnership working between researchers, people and communities and other key stakeholders. It is expected that these awards will provide a springboard for long lasting research collaborations and relationships that benefit all parties alike within and beyond the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) programme.
You can read more about the aims of the call on the NIHR blog. There is more information for researchers, community groups and stakeholders about how to link up and find collaborators on the People In Research website.
Request advice on your PDG application.
NIHR’s Research for Social Care call to run twice per year, with expanded remit to include children and young people’s social care
NIHR’s Research for Social Care (RfSC) call will now run twice per year instead of once, thanks to increased NIHR investment into social care research.
The programme also has a new commitment to fund research in the area of social care for children and young people, working in partnership with the Department for Education.
Alongside the announcement of NIHR’s recent change in name to the National Institute for Health and Care Research to reflect its increased focus on social care research, RfSC has launched an additional call for research proposals.
The call will now be bi-annual, with rounds five and six opening in 2022. Call 5 opens on 25 May, with the deadline for applications on 14 September. Call 6 will open in autumn 2022.
28 June 2022, 11.00am to 12.30pm, online
The RDS, jointly with the RfSC programme office, is hosting a webinar to support applicants to the RfSC call 5.
This information session is open nationally to social care researchers, practitioners, users and carers to introduce the latest call.
Speakers include the RfSC Programme Team, RfSC committee deputy chair, a previously-successful candidate and a public involvement expert. The remit, requirements and application process of RfSC calls will be covered.
Request advice on your RfSC application.
Does your area of research affect the wider determinants of health?
In growing recognition of the need to tackle wider preventable risk factors and determinants of health, the NIHR is funding a NIHR Population Health Career Scientist Award.
Applications are welcomed from researchers in all disciplines which impact the determinants of health e.g.: environmental science, mathematics, architecture, engineering, geography, education, social sciences, social policy, the arts, as well as public health.
- Applications should be made before 1.00pm on 30 June 2022.
- Each award will be for a period of five years, full-time equivalent, and will provide funding to cover salary and research expenses.
- Individual applicants will need to be based in an eligible Higher Education Institution (HEI) or equivalent in the UK and will be expected to have explicit support from their host organisations over the duration of the award either in the form of funding or resources ‘in kind’ e.g. research assistant support/PhD students to the Fellow if successful.
- There is an expectation that the research supported through this award will be of importance and relevance to local government, ideally with explicit support from local government colleagues.
It is envisaged that the scheme will be run over subsequent fellowship rounds, next call likely April 2023, to achieve a cohort of leaders in population health research across both the UK and the range of themes. All award-holders would be expected to participate in NIHR Academy activities as part of the wider ‘family’ of personal award-holders.
Other events and webinars
- Your First Research Grant: Developing funding proposals in applied health and social care – not many places left
University of Manchester – 15 June 2022.
- NIHR School for Public Health Research Annual Scientific Meeting 2022
Online – 23 to 24 June 2022.
- HSR UK’s 15th annual conference
Online and in-person – 5 to 7 July 2022.
NIHR funding opportunities
- Invention for Innovation – Challenge 14
Closing 1 June 2022.
- Policy Research Programme – Complete Care Community Programme
Closing 14 June 2022.
- Policy Research Programme – Ethnic minority communities’ experience of accessing bereavement support services
Closing 14 June 2022.
- NIHR Population Health Career Scientist Award
Closing 30 June 2022.
- Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation – Call 5
Closing 13 July 2022.
- NIHR Doctoral and Advanced Fellowships Round 8 April 2022
Closing 21 July 2022.
- 22/60 Mechanisms of action of health interventions in patients with multiple long-term conditions (MLTC)
Closing 16 August 2022.
- 22/53 NIHR James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships rolling call (PHR Programme)
Closing 16 August 2022.
- 22/51 Public Health Research Programme researcher-led
Closing 16 August 2022.
- 22/61 Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led (primary research)
Closing 31 August 2022.
- 22/62 Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led (evidence synthesis)
Closing 31 August 2022.
- 22/64 NIHR James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships Rolling Call (HTA Programme)
Closing 31 August 2022.
- 22/02 Public Health Intervention Responsive Studies Teams (PHIRST) – call for Local Authority Initiatives
Closing 12 September 2022.
- Research for Social Care – Competition 5
Closing 14 September 2022.
- 22/68 Health inequalities in overprescribing (HSDR Programme)
Closing 22 September 2022.
- 22/66 HSDR Health Communication and public health messaging
Closing 16 November 2022.
Request advice on your funding application to any of these funding calls.
Always check with the event organisers/funder for latest information.