NIHR Research Design Service

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.

To request support complete this form or click on our leaflet

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