RDS NW e-bulletin – September 2021
RDS NW e-bulletin
In this issue:
- Welcome to our new look e-bulletin
- Developing funding proposals in applied mental health – NIHR RfPB Programme – online event
- Research Design Service Blog: Navigating the Innovation Pathway
- The James Lind Alliance – prioritising the unanswered research questions
- NIHR Social Care research funding opportunities
- Other events and webinars
- NIHR funding opportunities
Welcome to our new look e-bulletin
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Developing funding proposals in applied mental health – NIHR RfPB Programme – online event
21 October 2021, 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
RDS NW is offering this online event for health and social care professionals and researchers who want to develop and submit an application related to mental health to the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funding programme (RfPB).
This session will provide information on:
- details of the Research for Patient Benefit programme
- views from a successful RfPB applicant
- the application process and what funders are looking for in a submission
- the support the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) can provide in the preparation of your application
- advice about Patient and Public Involvement (PPI).
Research Design Service Blog: Navigating the Innovation Pathway
Do you have an idea for a product but feel like a rabbit in the headlights when you look at putting together an NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) funding application? You’re not alone, the RDS blog this month will provide you with a few tips and the RDS seminar will introduce you to the support around i4i applications that you’ll need to draw on.
The James Lind Alliance – prioritising the unanswered research questions
The James Lind Alliance (JLA) was established in 2004 to bring patients, carers and health and social care professionals together in Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs) to identify and prioritise the Top 10 unanswered questions that they would like to see answered by research. JLA PSPs provide an important opportunity for the users of research to help shape the research agenda.
There are now over 100 completed JLA PSPs addressing a wide range of health conditions. Each PSP is led by a Steering Group of patients, carers and clinicians who have clinical and lived experience of that health area.
The results of JLA PSPs have informed the allocation of research funding and raised awareness of priority research questions, with direct relevance and potential benefit to patients and the clinicians who treat them.
NIHR has long recognised the value of bringing communities together in this way to identify and agree priorities for research and a rolling call, currently including the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Public Health Research (PHR) and Efficacy and Mechanism (EME) programmes, highlights further it’s interest in receiving applications from researchers that address JLA PSP priority areas.
The Top 10 priorities are typically in the form of broad thematic areas and researchers can find out if their areas of interest are included among the huge range of priorities listed by visiting the JLA website.
Email the JLA coordinating team on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about any of the PSPs and the groups which have led them, or speak to your RDS NW adviser about your ideas for using the priorities in your research.Request advice on your HTA, PHR or EME funding application.
NIHR Social Care research funding opportunities
The NIHR currently has a number of Social Care research funding opportunities available, including the NIHR Research for Social Care (RfSC) Mental Health Research in Northern England and dementia funding calls. The deadline for these calls is on 19 October 2021.
The NIHR also has additional funding programmes which are currently accepting applications.
View all the NIHR Social Care Research funding opportunities here. Request advice on your NIHR funding application.
Other events and webinars
- NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme online information session
29 September 2021, 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
- i4i funding seminars
Three online sessions – 6, 13 and 20 October 2021, 1.00pm to 2.30pm.
- How to incorporate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)
1 December 2021, starting at 2.00pm.
NIHR funding opportunities
- Transforming care and health at home and enabling independence
Closes 21 October 2021.
- Expressions of Interest for the Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC)
Closes 23 November 2021.
- 21/550 Public Health Research Programme researcher-led
Closes 30 November 2021.
- 21/563 Dementia research call – Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme
Closes 7 December 2021.
- 21/559 Dementia research call – Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme
Closes 5 January 2022.
Request advice on your funding application to any of these funding calls.
Always check with the event organisers/funder for latest information.