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RDS SE News January 2021

Welcome to RDS SE e-bulletin:
News, events and communications from RDS SE and NIHR

 
We wish all friends and colleagues a safe and healthy 2021.

RDS SE events

During COVID-19, the RDS SE online events programme continues.


RDS SE Weekly Project Development Sessions

Online weekly sessions for health and social care researchers in Kent, Surrey & Sussex.  If you’d like to discuss a research idea, book a slot with RDS SE advisers.
Booking details and dates on our website 


NIHR RDS SE Research Journey Lunchtime Seminar

ONLINE - 12.30 – 1.30pm, 27 January 2021

Professor Jackie Cassell, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Professor Simon Skene, University of Surrey, will talk about their own journeys in balancing clinical work with successful research. After the seminar you can book a 1:1 slot with an RDS SE research adviser to discuss your specific research plans.
Please email A.Lux@brighton.ac.uk for more information or register here. Joining details to follow.


NEW! RDS SE NIHR Research programmes workshop

10am -1pm, Wednesday 21 April  ONLINE

Interested in NIHR Funding for a health or social care research idea? Our popular introductory workshops give helpful information on:
• Available NIHR funding programmes
• Top tips and hints for applying to NIHR
• How RDS SE can support your application journey
• Plus:  One to One (bookable in advance) slots with RDS SE Research Advisers.
Eventbrite booking and details >

 

Also coming up:

NIHR RDS SE Presubmission Review Panel - 3 March 2021

Deadline for submissions 17 February.


Save the date! RDS SE Annual Stakeholder event

ONLINE -  1 - 4pm, Wed 28 April, 2021 details yet tbc
 

Missed an RDS SE event? Catch up online!
We record our online events so you can watch the videos online at a time to suit you!
Watch on our website >

RDS local and national news

 

RDS SE Events Videos on NIHRtv

Our RDS South East NIHR Fellowship Workshop videos have gone live on NIHRtv and are available at the links below.

Playlist: RDS South East Video Resource 3: NIHR Fellowship Workshop


1: NIHR Fellowships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s76QfROh9oM
2: Patient and Public Involvement in Research: What, why and how?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb3rlZKDZCk
3: A Doctoral Fellowship Panel Member’s Perspective
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0WEXZ_UxQM
4: Views From an ICA Doctoral Fellowship Panel Member
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI25-Eoe6Nc

 

RDS blog: From the RDS desk
- I can't hear you, you are on mute: navigating RDS virtual meetings 
   

As we start 2021 we are still in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and continue our support for researchers online. We learnt a lot in the past year about how to move consultation online, and our blog this month is full of those hints and tips, supporting you to make the most of your online meetings.
Read the latest blog >
Read all the RDS blogposts here >


Essential Guide to Grant Applications Masterclass
by NIHR Research Design Service South Central

NB: The next EGGA masterclass (2nd to 4th March 2021) is now fully booked. If you would like to join the waiting list, please do so via EventBrite here.
A free to attend three-day masterclass on how to write a grant application that is strong from a methodological point of view, reads well and presents a convincing case for funding. Funded and hosted by NIHR Research Design Service South Central. 
More information on RDS SC website >
 

Vacancy: NIHR CRN KSS Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Lead

Are you enthusiastic, creative, with an excellent track record in engaging and involving patients and the public in health and care services? CRN KSS stakeholder engagement and communication’s team is looking for a confident individual, with significant experience of patient and public engagement and involvement.
Deadline: Friday 5 February. 
More information >

Patient and Public Involvement

 

NIHR blog: Building a public partnership approach

Where next for patient and public involvement in research? Jeremy Taylor, Director for Public Voice, and Tina Coldham, public contributor from the NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination (CED), consider this central question and how the centre can take forward the work previously coordinated by NIHR INVOLVE.
Find out more here.


RDS SE Public Involvement fund - help with PPI costs

RDS SE PI fund supports researchers with meaningful public involvement and its associated costs. Apply for one of our small grants (up to £300). Speak to your RDS SE Research Adviser for more information.
Find out more >

Career and Development Opportunities:

NIHR Training Programmes 

Find full details of training and career development awards at various levels on the NIHR website.  
 

NIHR Development and Skills Enhancement Award

DSE provides a maximum of 1 year of funding for post-doc NIHR Academy Members to gain skills and experience for the next phase of their research career. 
Closing date: 31 March 2021
Find out more >

 

NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowships for Local Authority and LA Commissioned service-based Individuals

A completely new and exciting opportunity for individuals based within local authorities or local authority commissioned services, but especially for those without social worker or clinician status.
Application forms available: 28 January 2021
Deadline for application submission: 18 March 2021
Find out more >
 

Considering a Fellowship application?

Our handy RDS SE guide: So you want to apply for an NIHR Fellowship  has plenty of advice on developing your research career.
Find out more >

 

Other development opportunities

 

UCL Centre for Applied Statistics Courses

Short courses in research methods and statistical analyses for anyone wanting to interpret or undertake their own research. Everyone is welcome to attend, including those based outside UCL.
Find out more >
 

Health Economics Research Centre: Introduction to Health Economic Evaluation

When: 22-23 March 2021
Where: Online
Cost: Please see the website for registration fees
Find out more here.
 

 

Current funding programme opportunities

RDS SW Funding Calendar  - see which NIHR deadlines are coming up!

Don't forget to contact RDS SE as soon as possible for help with your application!

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme

  - competition 44. Closing date: 10 March 2021

NIHR Public Health Research
NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation
NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research
NIHR Health Technology Assessment
NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i)
NIHR: Programme Grants for Applied Research


For more information and a list of all current funding opportunities, please visit the NIHR website.   
Contact RDS SE for help with all aspects of health or social care research design and funding applications!

Access free advice and support from the NIHR Research Design Service South East. Our multi-disciplinary team offer advice on the key ingredients in a successful health or social care research proposal. 
Find out all the ways that RDS SE can help, on our website > 

RDS South East provides support to those undertaking health and social care-related research. Our Research Adviser team can help with developing and submitting research protocols to national peer reviewed funding programmes.  www.rds-se.nihr.ac.uk

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