Residential Grant Writing Retreat

Monday 4 September to Friday 8 September 2017
Dillington House – near Ilminster, Somerset


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The Research Design Services South West (RDS SW) and South Central (RDS SC) are delighted to offer a unique opportunity to researchers in health and social care across their regions. The Residential Grant Writing Retreat provides an opportunity for research teams to make rapid progress over a relatively short period of time toward high quality research proposals suitable for submission to national peer-reviewed funding streams. Participating teams will enjoy protected time dedicated to the development of their research proposals away from the distractions of their workplace, expert help and support from RDS adviser staff and the experience of working as part of a professional research team.

The Retreat is open to health, public health and social care practitioners and academic partners working within the areas covered by RDS SW and RDS SC.

 
   
    Applications to attend the Retreat should be submitted on the standard form available via this website by a team of three people with varied backgrounds, which may include a service user. Applications will be reviewed competitively and places awarded to the most promising team proposals.

Your team could win a place on the Retreat, which will be held at Dillington House, near Ilminster in Somerset from Monday 4 September to Friday 8 September 2017 inclusive.

At the Retreat you will be supported by a range of RDS advisers while developing your research proposal. Away from the workplace, you will work intensively on your proposal, while learning how to maximise its chances of successfully securing a grant. You will learn how to develop your idea into a viable and first class research proposal and experience research project planning at a professional level.

In addition, the Retreat will help you develop the key skills needed to conduct research in a clinical setting as well as nurturing presentation skills and giving you the confidence to tackle research problems. By the time you return from the Retreat you and your colleagues will have made substantial progress in developing your research proposal. With continued support from the Retreat's adviser team and from the RDS more generally, you will be able to complete the process to achieve the standard necessary for an effective submission to national peer-reviewed funding streams.

 
       
   
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