A free to attend, online, three-day masterclass, funded and hosted by NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) South Central, 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.
The online masterclass will focus on how to sell your research idea by:
- writing a convincing application with a good structure, flow and argument;
- presenting a strong methods section, including statistical, qualitative, health economics and Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) elements;
- having a good project plan;
- engaging with sources of external support for your research.
The course will cover important tips on writing, along with guidance on what reviewers will be looking for in an application.
Through a series of presentations with accompanying homework, attendees will learn how to make their research idea clear and compelling to reviewers, how to write a good methods section and how to demonstrate credible support.
One-to-one sessions with RDS advisers will also allow attendees to work through aspects of their own research ideas with experienced methodologists and facilitators.