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Virtual Grant Development & Writing Workshop

23rd and 24th November 2021

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In partnership with the RDS North East and North Cumbria we are hosting a 2-day workshop that will provide a great opportunity to help you to make progress in developing your NIHR research proposal into a competitive application. There will be presentations from experts and advisers, and opportunities to ask questions along the way. There will also be an opportunity to hear from previous successful applicants, and their experiences of applying.

Who should attend?
The workshop is for health and social care researchers who would like to learn more about writing a successful research funding application. As the session is online, it is open to researchers from all RDS regions.

When and where?
The workshop will be online via Zoom, and will be held over 2 days, on 23rd and 24th November 2021.

What will the event cover?

  • What makes a good application?
  • What do funding panels like to see in an application?
  • Writing tips
  • Who does the application go to?
  • PPI in health and social care research
  • Research Impact
  • Overview of funding streams
  • How to present evidence synthesis sections
  • How to present statistics sections
  • How to present health economics sections
  • How to present qualitative sections
  • How to present behaviour change sections
  • How to present trial sections

How do I book a place?
Please register via the online booking form. We will send the full programme out to all attendees nearer the date.

How much does the workshop cost?
Attendance at the workshop is free of charge.

If you have any queries about the workshop, please contact us at

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