Client support suite

For health researchers planing to submit bids in 2018, the NIHR Research Design Service East of England (RDS EOE) has a planned programme of regional support.  These regional events enable researchers to take advantage of our advice and feedback.  Our clients may apply for three kinds of regional support:

1. Bid Development Workshops

These are for bids at the first or second draft stage, where the objectives are clearly formulated. Participants should be the principal investigator and/or one other member of the team.

At the workshop, the participant/research team will be expected to present a summary of their research proposal to the researchers and the RDS staff from whom they will obtain general feedback. Research applicants will also have an opportunity to receive project specific feedback from specialists in areas such as health economics, statistics and public involvement.

For further information and Bid Development Workshop dates, view the flyer here – Bid development workshops 2018

2. Pre-submission Panels

These are for teams whose proposals are near completion and who wish to receive RDS comments just prior to submission. This panel replicates the NIHR’s funding committee and aims to provide feedback consisting of the panel’s view of any fixable and non-fixable faults of the proposal and readiness for submission.

Proposers do not need to attend, but should send their completed bids to their RDS key adviser. Key advisers will give feedback to the proposers as soon as possible after the meeting. Any bid nearing completion and within a few weeks of submission will be considered; the number of places is unlimited.

For further information and future Pre-submission Panel dates, view the flyer here – Pre-submission panels flyer 2018

3. Mock Interviews for NIHR Fellowships

For the benefit of NIHR fellowship candidates who have been invited to interview the RDS offers a mock exercise. Participants will present a summary of their research proposal followed by an interview with a panel of RDS research advisers and service users.

Mock interviews for the Doctoral Research Fellowship applicants: 31 May 2018 – submit proposals by 24 May 2018
Mock interviews for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Transitional Research Fellowship, Career Development Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship applicants: 19 June 2018 – submit proposals by 12 June 2018.  In order to secure your place at one of these events please e-mail Muhammad Waqar.

For further information on all regional events see flyer here – regional support for healthcare researchers 2018