Your First Research Grant: Developing funding proposals in applied health and social care

Date and time: 15 June 2022, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Location: Jean McFarlane building, University of Manchester, Jean McFarlane building, University of Manchester, Manchester

We are offering this in-person event for health and social care professionals and researchers who want to develop and submit their first research grant to an NIHR funding programme, or other national, open-call, peer reviewed funding sources.

The event will include a presentation from a successful first-grant applicant, an overview of RDS NW support and other networks, and guidance on fundamental aspects of the design of a funding proposal including the importance of Public Involvement.

Who should attend

This event is open to North West-based healthcare professionals, social care and public health practitioners, and health and social care researchers who are intending to apply to any NIHR or other open, competitive, peer reviewed funding programme as their first grant application.

Informal drop-in sessions

If you would like an initial informal chat with an RDS NW adviser we are offering bookable drop-in sessions after the event, from 1.30pm. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like a slot, and we will contact you to arrange a time.

If you are unable to attend any afternoon drop-in sessions, please do contact the RDS NW for advice via to request a meeting with an adviser at a time convenient to you.


Register for the event on our Eventbrite page here.


A full programme for the event will be made available shortly.

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