RDS YH News
RfPB Competition 4 Launch
RfPB Competition 45 Stage 1 has now launched.
Submission deadline: 1pm, Wednesday 14 July 2021.
NIHR’s response to COVID-19 – Supporting the health and care system’s response to the pandemic
Over the last year, there has been a huge collective effort to develop treatments, care, and vaccines in response to COVID-19. In recognition, the National Institute for Health Research is launching a campaign to say thanks to everyone who has been involved and they are asking for support in raising awareness.
A new website section highlighting the significance of what NIHR-supported COVID-19 work has achieved in a year has also been published and includes a short animation on 5 Ways Research has Fought COVID-19.
NIHR Academy Fellowships changed to single stage
The NIHR Academy has announced that all NIHR Academy Fellowships which were previously two stages have now been changed to a single stage application.
For applicants this will mean that the PPI and detailed budget section, which is normally not needed until just before the interviews, will be required when the application form is submitted.
Nothing else other than wording will change in the application.
Deadlines have not yet been updated on the NIHR Academy web pages but we will share a link as soon as this happens.
COVID-19 – Update on RDS YH Service
In accordance with latest advice regarding action in response to the COVID-19 outbreak the RDS YH will be managing our advice service using telephone or virtual advice sessions for the time being.
Advice and support will be provided by offering a mutually suitable method of contact, either virtually, by telephone, by e-communication/mail, or a combination of these as needed. This will be agreed with you when your advice request has been assessed and an adviser allocated to support you in developing your funding application. If you have any special requirements to support the way we engage with you please add this to your request for advice.
All NIHR funding schemes and calls are open for applications. Deadlines for most stages of application processes remain as previously advertised, but please do check on the NIHR website for any updates.
We will be postponing our workshops until the summer months and more details will be provided in due course. Those registered on the events will be offered remote, one to one support as needed.
Any questions please do contact us. We will monitor guidance and update information about our service to reflect further developments as needed.
The current NIHR open themed call is: Injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care.
This call seeks applications for research into the prevention, management and treatment of accidents and injuries and other conditions needing urgent and emergency care.
Guidance from NIHR on disseminating funded research findings
NIHR has published guidance on disseminating funded research findings.
NIHR News Feed
- Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce risk of postoperative death suggests new study
- Favipiravir to be investigated as a possible COVID-19 treatment for at-home recovery in the PRINCIPLE trial
- New study suggests vegan diet could control blood sugar for people with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes
- Pioneering study to investigate if pregnancy success rates improved by removing small fibroids in womb
- New NIHR-funded drug trial launched to prevent deaths after COVID patients leave hospital