March 23, 2022  to  March 25, 2022

Research for Social Care (RfSC) Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat

Research for Social Care (RfSC) Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat

23rd-25th March 2022 at Castle Green Hotel, Kendal

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) is offering a unique opportunity for research teams across England to attend a three-day residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat in March 2022. The purpose of the Retreat is to give busy professionals dedicated time to rapidly progress their social care research proposal to be submitted to the NIHR RfSC Research Programme in Jan 2023.

The Retreat will provide a supportive environment for teams of two or three people, to develop high quality NIHR RfSC research proposals. It is encouraged (but not essential for attendance at the Retreat) that a member of the wider research team is a social care professional employed in England. Successful applicants will be offered a free place at the retreat which will include food and accommodation*. More details can be found here


Deadline for receipt of application forms 14 January 2022.

Applications to attend the Retreat should be submitted on a standard application form and submitted to:

If you are unable to access these documents, please contact

Applications will be reviewed competitively and places awarded to those with the most promising proposals. Support from your local RDS is available and applicants are strongly advised to contact them as soon as possible. Contact details can be found here.

Those attending the Retreat will have access to a range of RDS advisers while developing their proposals. Away from the workplace, they will have protected time to work intensively on their proposals. Continued support from the RDS will be essential in preparing your application for submission to the NIHR RfSC programme.

*excludes travel to/from Kendal