Research Development Funding applications open

Research Development Funding (RDF) is now open for applications.

These awards are for researchers at the University who require funding to support patient/public/stakeholder involvement/engagement at the research design stage – i.e. prior to submitting a research proposal.

Awards can be used to fund the involvement of non-academics in shaping or developing research ideas.

They are generally used to fund two distinct types of project:

  • an event/meeting (or series of smaller meetings) to inform a particular research grant application; or
  • to establish an ongoing Patient & Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) panel/group in a specific research area, where the need for such a group has been identified. It is advantageous to outline how the ongoing support for such a group will be met.

Please apply in good time for the application review to take place before funding is required. This is estimated to take a maximum of four weeks – from the deadline for each call – for funds to be made available should the application be successful.

The maximum grant is £500 per application.

Please read the guidance and complete the application form.

Send your completed application form to before 5pm on the deadline date, 5 September 2018.

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