RDS advisers offer a unique breadth of experience in helping both novice and more experienced researchers to develop competitive research applications. Advice is confidential and free of charge.
If you are developing a research proposal to attract NIHR/other National competitive funding, please complete the RDS client enquiry form on the RDS East of England website. An adviser will contact you to set up an initial meeting to talk through your research ideas and to get an understanding of why the research is important. As the grant application evolves, advisers will provide on-going advice on the study design and methods, and will help to ensure that the research team has the required expertise. They will signpost you to the relevant departments and organisations that you will need to liaise with when developing a competitive application. The RDS holds regular bid development workshops and also offers ‘pre-submission’ panels.
The OTR provides:
- Partnering and project advice
- Project advice at all stages (“Bench to Bedside”) and big initiatives
- Training and Events
The OTR receives core-funding from the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre and the University of Cambridge’s HEFCE Higher Education Innovation funding (HEIF).
We carry out research to identify and target the behaviours that lead to chronic disease, to improve early detection of illness and to improve the delivery of health services in community settings; and we teach medical students, clinicians, researchers and educators.
Our research is organised into five research themes: Behaviour and Health, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, Cancer, Health Services Research and End of Life Care.
Founded in 1209, the University comprises 31 autonomous Colleges, which admit undergraduates and provide small-group tuition, and 150 departments, faculties and institutions.
Cambridge is a global university. Its 19,000 student body includes 3,700 international students from 120 countries. Cambridge researchers collaborate with colleagues worldwide, and the University has established larger-scale partnerships in Asia, Africa and America.
The University sits at the heart of one of the world’s largest technology clusters. The ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’ has created 1,500 hi-tech companies, 14 of them valued at over US$1 billion and two at over US$10 billion. Cambridge promotes the interface between academia and business, and has a global reputation for innovation.