March 23, 2022  to  March 25, 2022

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

Review of the 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) offered 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 was 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 provided a supportive environment for teams of two or three people, to develop high quality NIHR RfSC research proposals. It was encouraged that a member of the wider research team was a social care professional employed in England. Successful applicants were offered a free place at the retreat which  included food and accommodation.

Applications were reviewed competitively and places awarded to those with the most promising proposals. Support from the researcher’s local RDS was available and applicants were strongly advised to contact them as soon as possible.  If you wish to contact your local RDS  Contact details can be found here.

Those attending the Retreat had access to a range of RDS advisers whilst developing their proposals. Away from the workplace, they had protected time to work intensively on their proposals. Continued support from the RDS was and is still essential in preparing their application for submission to the NIHR RfSC programme.

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Please email your details to us at   :    rdsc@essex.ac.uk