The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds the Research Design Service (RDS) to provide research design and methodological support to health and social care researchers across England to develop grant applications to the NIHR and other national peer reviewed funding programmes. Advice is confidential and free of charge.

PRESS RELEASE: RDS SC awarded 5-year contract

Ten NHS organisations and HEIs have been awarded £50m to provide the RDS over five years.

NEXT EVENT: Essential Guide to Grant Applications

17th-19th October 2018.
A three-day course on how to write a good grant application. Register your interest here.

HOW WE CAN HELP

If you have a research question you would like to turn into a fully developed funding proposal, we can help.

WHAT DO I GET OUT OF IT?

The support you receive will be tailored to your needs. It may be one-to-one advice, a meeting with the RDS team or guidance towards other sources of support.