Developing funding proposals in applied health and social care: NIHR Funding Opportunities

Developing funding proposals in applied health and social care: NIHR Funding Opportunities

Date and time: 10 March 2022, 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

About the event

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) is offering this online event aimed at those who want to develop and submit a research funding application to one of the NIHR funding programmes.

The event will provide information on:

  • targeting the right NIHR funding stream
  • support available to help you develop your funding application, include the support available from the RDS, NHS, NIHR Clinical Research Network and Clinical Trials Units
  • the experience of applying for NIHR funding from a successful applicant.

Who should attend

This event is aimed at professionals and researchers in the NHS, public health and social care, as well as academics from universities across England.


10.00 am – Welcome and introduction – Professor Mark Gabbay, Associate Director, Research Design Service North West (RDS NW).

10.10 am – Targeting the right NIHR funding stream –  Dr Steven Lane, Adviser, RDS NW.

10.35 am – Applying for NIHR funding, the experience of a successful NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) applicant – Dr Kathryn Scott, Senior Grant Writer, University of Liverpool.

10.50 am – Patient and Public Involvement (PPI), the experience of a successful PGfAR applicant – Mrs Lynn Hedgecoe, Public co-applicant.

11.05 am – Questions and answer session with the presenters.

11.15 am – Break.

11.30 am – The Research Design Service (RDS) Public involvement Funds (PIF) – Dr Stuart Oultram, Specialist Public Involvement adviser, RDS NW.

11.40 am – How can the Research Design Service help you with your application – Dr Kenny Finlayson, Adviser, RDS NW.

11.50 am – Other support available:

Clinical Trials Units – Ben Hardwick, Supervising Trials Manager, Liverpool Clinical Trials Centre, University of Liverpool

NHS R&D – Stacey Carruthers, SPARK.

NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) – Gavin Soady,  Industry Operations Manager, CRN North West Coast (CRN NWC) and Katherine Jopson, Study Support Service Lead, CRN NWC

12.15 pm – Summary and final questions.

12.30 pm – End of session.

Download a PDF of the programme here.


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