Funding links and resources
|What makes a NIHR Doctoral Fellowship application excellent?
|Judith Rankin is Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the University of Newcastle, and the Chair of the NIHR Doctoral Fellowship Selection Committee. As a researcher with an international reputation, she shares her thoughts on what makes an excellent application.
|21 June, 2023
|RDS Social Care Research Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat presentations
|Videos of the presentations from the RDS Social Care Research Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat held in March 2023. Presentation videos include a talk from a successful previous applicant for social care funding as well as presentations on public involvement in your social care application, embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, planning research impact and a systems engineering approach to implementation and improvement in social care.
|15 May, 2023
|RDSresources – useful resources when developing a research funding application
|The Research Design Service (RDS) produces many online resources that aim to support and help Applied Health, Social Care and Public Health researchers apply for research funding. The RDSresources website has been created to provide a central location for these useful resources.
|5 July, 2022
|NIHR School for Public Health Research
|Established in April 2012, the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) is a partnership between eight leading centres of academic public health research excellence across England. The School aims to build the evidence base for effective public health practice by bringing together England’s leading public health research expertise in one virtual organisation.
|24 March, 2022
|NIHR Public Health and Prevention research
|The NIHR is the nation's largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enable research to thrive. We work in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders (including industry and charities), patients and the public to improve the health and wealth of the nation. Find out about the NIHR and Public Health Research on the website.
|24 March, 2022
|NIHR first year of diversity data for funding programmes
|Covering the year 2020-21, these baseline data show a break down of the number of applicants and successful awardees for NIHR research and career development funding, and the profile of people on NIHR selection committees, according to the four protected characteristics of age, disability, ethnicity and sex.
|10 December, 2021
|Public Involvement in Social Care Research
|Commissioned by the NIHR, this report from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) identifies good practice in user, carer and public involvement in social care research, explores differences between involvement in healthcare and in social care research, and highlights opportunities for further work.
|20 July, 2021
|COVID-19 resources and relevant methodological approaches
|Research Design Service North West has worked with RDS colleagues across the country to collate appropriate/relevant methodological approaches for research studies being designed or delivered during the COVID-19, or any pandemic. Find all the resources listed on this web page,
|6 May, 2020
|RDS SC: Top tips for carrying out PPI activities during COVID-19
|Research Design Service South Central have provided some tips for carrying out Public Involvement activities during COVID-19
|16 April, 2020
|Your Research Design Service Journey
|Your Research Design Service (RDS) journey - You have a research idea What next? Find out how the RDS can support researchers at all stages of preparing funding applications.
|30 March, 2020