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In our newsletter you'll find information about latest NIHR funding calls, events and training and how the RDS NE can help you.

Latest funding calls and other opportunities

NIHR funding calls

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation
Health Services and Delivery Research
Health Technology Assessment
Invention for Innovation

Policy Research Programme
Public Health Research
Research for Patient Benefit
Systematic Reviews

Other funding calls 

The Academy of Medical Sciences – Starter Grants Scheme (Round 20)
Deadline for applications:  10 September 2018

GACD: scaling-up of evidence-based interventions at the population level for the prevention and/or management of hypertension and/or diabetes
Deadline for applications:  10 September 2018
The Academy of Medical Sciences:  Starter Grants: Round 20
Deadline for applications:  10 September 2018 

Kidney Research UK Stoneygate Research Awards

Deadline for applications:  14 September 2018
MRC Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs): understanding common mechanisms
Deadline for applications:  Expression of Interest - 28 September/Full March 2019
Epilepsy Research UK Grants
Deadline for applications:  28 September 2018

Crohn's and Colitis UK Research Awards Open to Applications

Deadline for applications:  1 October 2018 
MRC / NIHR: Multimorbidity in the UK population: understanding disease clustering
Deadline for applications:  9 October 2018
2019 Lister Institute Research Prize
Deadline for applications:  12 October 2018
British Heart Foundation - call for Translational Award Applications
Deadline for applications:  15 October 2018

ESRC – Innovation in Social Care Collaborative
Deadline for applications:  16 October 2018 
Fight for Sight – Sub-Macular Haemorrhage Clinical Research Grant
Deadline for applications:  31 October 2018

Arthritis Research UK:  Senior research fellowship 2019
Deadline for applications:  28 November 2018


'From the RDS Desk' blog: Applying for NIHR Fellowships: An Insides View
NIHR Fellowships are all about supporting individuals with the potential to become future leaders in health and social care research.  They are prestigious and highly competitive awards!  Give yourself the best chance by attending RDS one-to-one session, seminars, workshops, mock interviews and read about our insider knowledge of the panel. Read the full blog here

Newsletter feedback - your views matter to us!
Since the launch of our very first RDS NE newsletter back in June 2017, we are continually working towards improving the way we promote our services and whilst we enjoy keeping our clients and readers up to date with the latest news, we also value your feedback - so whether you think our newsletter is useful, or if you feel the content could be more appealing, then we'd love to hear from you. Send us your feedback here



Training & events

EME Webinars
The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme are holding two webinars on 1 and 18 October 2018 to support applications to the following funding opportunities:
For more information and to register you attendance, please click here

PHR Webinar

The Public Health Research Programme are holding a webinar on Friday, 12 October 2018, 12:00-13:00, to support applications to the following funding opportunities:
 For more information and to register your attendance, please click here
Creating Connections:  Diversity in involvement in research
Tuesday, 16th October 2018 
Newcastle University

Creating Connections:  Diversity in involvement in research is a regional event to showcase examples of patient and public involvement (PPI) in research.  The workshop element of this event will focus on how to include a more diverse group of people in health and social care research.  The event is free to attend and is open to members of the public, as well as researchers to provide an opportunity to learn how to access patient groups for health and social care research and how they broaden the reach of involvement work that is currently being undertaken.
Click here to register  -  tickets will be allocated upon registration.

RDS NE Research Clinic dates 
September/October research clinics will operate as follows:-
  • James Cook University Hospital:   13 & 25 September and 11 & 23 October
  • University Hospital of North Tees: 18 October
  • South Tyneside District Hospital:  contact us for available dates
  • University of Sunderland: 12 September and 12 October
If you would like to book a one hour session with an RDS advisor or would like more information, please click here


Applying for research funding? Access free advice and support from the NIHR Research Design Service North East
The Research Design Service (RDS) is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to support research teams to develop and submit high quality applied health and social care grant applications to NIHR and other national peer-reviewed funding programmes. 
We offer specialist advice on all aspects of an application including: 
● designing a research study 
● research methods (qualitative and quantitative) 
● identifying suitable sources of funding 
● involving patients and public in research design 
● identifying potential academic, clinical and lay collaborators. 
Our advice is confidential and free of charge
Find out more about how RDS North East can help you 
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