Essential Guide to Grant Applications (Research Design Service training)

15 February 2022, 9.00 AM - 17 February 2022, 5.00 PM

Are you thinking of applying for a research grant – National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) or other open, competitive, peer reviewed funding? Do you have an idea for a health or social care research proposal, but require help with writing a grant application? This course focuses on how to write a grant application that will appeal to reviewers.

What is EGGA?

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. Make sure your next research grant application stands out from the crowd!

The course 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.

Who should attend?

This event is open to UK-based health care professionals, social care and public health practitioners, health researchers and SMEs who are intending to apply to any NIHR or other open, competitive, peer reviewed funding programme in the 12 months following the masterclass. EGGA provides a great chance to get expert support and advice from those who know what makes a successful application.

Register your preliminary interest in the course today by emailing Phil Saunders:

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