Research Design Service
East of England
RDS News - March 2017
Welcome to the eBulletin from the Research Design Service East of England (RDS EoE), keeping you updated with the latest news, events and communications from the RDS and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Local news/events

Pre-submission panel
The RDS East of England will be holding a pre-submission panel on 20 April 2017 for teams who have their proposals ready and wish to receive RDS comments near 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 attend but should send their completed bids to their RDS research adviser. Applicants who have not previously used the RDS are also welcome to submit proposals for feedback to Dr Muhammad Waqar. Proposals should be submitted by 13 April 2017.

Bid development panel 

The RDS East of England will be holding a Bid Development panel on 16 May 2017 in Cambridge. Our bid development panels 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.
Applicants should send their drafts to their RDS key adviser by the date below, it is suggested that participants work on their bids with their RDS key adviser before attending the panel. Applicants who have not previously used the RDS are also welcome to submit proposals for feedback from the panel.

The panel is limited to 5 clients with priority given to those nearest submission. Bids should be submitted for inclusion to RDS East of England central office at no later than 9 May 2017.

Public Involvement news/event

NIHR INVOLVE Conference, London, 28 November 2017
The conference will highlight INVOLVE's new national leadership areas identified by "Going the Extra Mile," and be led by the launch of the public involvement standards.  Find out more ...

Public member opportunities at the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility
The National Institute for Health Research Central Commissioning Facility is currently looking for patients and members of the public to join a number of national and regional advisory panels across England.  The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 27 March 2017.

Please see the flyer for further information.

Public Involvement Standards in Development

NIHR and Health and Care Research Wales are working with the Chief Scientist Office in Scotland and the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland to develop a set of national, self-assessment standards for public involvement in research for England and Wales. As potential users of the standards find out how you can get involved in the project.
NIHR news

NIHR Campaign
The NIHR has launched a new campaign urging patients and the public to get actively involved in health and social care research, which affects the lives of millions of people.

The #twosides campaign highlights ways for people who aren’t medical or academic professionals to make their voices heard. Links are offered to opportunities to share patient and carer experiences and ideas for making a difference to the health and wellbeing of families, friends, colleagues and communities.

CLAHRC National Conference for Early Post Doc Research Careers in AHPs, 11th May 2017
The event is for early career postdoctoral researchers in Allied Health Professions and established Allied Health Professionals. The event is free, but register as soon as possible as spaces are limited. 

2017 Annual NHS R&D Forum, Manchester, 15-16 May 2017
The 2017 Annual NHS R&D Forum in association with the Health Research Authority is the meeting of the year for the health and care research management, support and leadership workforce. Find out more...

Latest funding calls and other opportunities
Funding deadline calendar

For an overview of NIHR calls and ongoing funding opportunities, please see our 
funding deadlines webpage.
NIHR Funding Opportunities

2017 NIHR Theme:  Older People with Complex Health Needs

For more information and an update, visit the website - 
NIHR - funding and support

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Awards Round 3 Competitions Open

Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships deadline - 18 May 2017
Clinical Lectureships deadline - 27 April 2017
Senior Clinical Lectureships deadline - 27 April 2017

For more information, visit the website -  HEE/NIHR Ingetrated Clinical Academic Programme
Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme - Researcher-led call

17/05 - Standard researcher-led proposal 
17/06 - Evidence Synthesis researcher-led proposal

Deadline is - 1pm 27 April 2017

For more information, visit the website - HS&DR - researcher-led
Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme - Commissioned calls

17/08 - Work force and skill mix in GP primary care services
17/09 - Services to support early intervention and self-care for children and young people referred to Children and Young People's Mental Health Service

Deadline is - 1pm 11 May 2017

For more information, visit the website - HS&DR - commissioned calls
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme - Researcher-led call

16/167 - Expression of interest to full proposal
16/166 - Evidence synthesis - full stage

Deadline is - 1pm 5 April 2017

For more information, visit the website - HTA - researcher-led
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme - Commissioned calls 

16/163 Microbiological sampling and treatment for infection complicating diabetic foot ulceration
16/164 Unscheduled Bleeding in Women Using Long Acting Reversible Contraception
16/86 Non-pharmacological interventions to treat visuoperceptual disorders following stroke

All calls have a deadline of - 1pm 1 June 2017

For the full list of commisioned calls and more information, visit the website - HTA - commissioned calls
Invention for Innovation (i4i) - Invitation for applications

14th Call for i4i Product Development Awards opens 26 April 2017.

Stage 1 deadline - 1pm 7 June 2017

For more information, visit the website - i4i Calls and Competitions
Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) - Invitation for applications

Competition 24 will open on 1 June 2017 with a deadline of 1pm 26 July 2017

For more information, visit the website - PGfAR Calls and Competitions
Public Health Research (PHR) - commissioned calls

The latest PHR commissioned calls (launched 17 January 2017) are:

17/01 - Interpersonal violence and abusive relationships in children and young people
17/02 - Health and wellbeing for older employees in the workplace

17/03 - Better oral health
17/04 - Public mental health

These calls have a deadline of - 1pm 1 August 2017

For more information, visit the website - PHR- commissioned calls
Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fund

The Wellcome Trust will be open to applications for the Public Engagement Fund from January 2017

This will be open to project budgets ranging from £5,000 to £3 million, timelines up to 5 years, and will operate with a rolling decision-making process rather than application deadlines (i.e. apply whenever you want).

More details about the Fund can be found at the Wellcome Trust website.
Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowships

This is a prestigious personal award and provides long-term support for researchers of international standing. Successful candidates will have an established track record in research at the highest level.

Applicants can express an interest in this award at any time.

For more information, visit the website - 
Wellcome Trust

ME Research UK

ME Research UK priority is novel clinical and biomedical studies that help to unravel the biology of ME/CFS, and studies that may point towards therapeutic strategies.

For further information, visit the website - ME Research UK 
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