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CRN Wessex Contingency Funding 2017-18

NIHR CRN:Wessex is calling applications for £1.2m of contingency funding. For more information, including the guidance and application form, click here.

If you wish to submit an application, please contact Karen Underwood. Please also note that all applications must be submitted by 10th April 2017.


Residential Grant Writing Retreat

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) South West is offering an opportunity for researchers in health and health services to develop their research proposals in a supportive environment in the Residential Grant Writing Retreat 2017.

Participating teams will have a chance to make a rapid progress over a short period of time and to ensure their proposal is suitable for funding stream submission. The Retreat includes a daily seminar, working with the support of the Retreat's advisor team and learning from critical review sessions.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday 26 April at 1pm.

For more information, including an application form, click here.


RDS South Central Event

RDS has also announced two free to attend workshops in June and July this year.

  • Preparing a Research Proposal for NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) & NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)
    • Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017 (10am – 4.45pm)
  • NIHR Academic Fellowship Application Day
    • Date: Wednesday 12 July 2017 (10am – 4.15pm)

Both events will take place at Richard Doll Lecture Theatre & Atrium, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7LF.

To book a place at either of these events, please contact Phil Saunders on
01865-289442 or


Round 3 ICA Doctoral Competition now open

The ICA Programme offers personal research training awards to healthcare professionals who would like to develop careers that combine clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice and clinical development.

To find out more, please visit their website


European Respiratory Society (ERS) Fellowships

The ESR aims to promote excellence in research and to provide development opportunities for bright and committed researchers in respiratory medicine. Calls are now open for two of their fellowship schemes, Short-Term Research Fellowships and RESPIRE 3 - Web Registry & Host Application.


HEE/NIHR Clinical Lectureship awarded 

Congratulations to Dr Luise Marino, who has received the HEE/NIHR Clinical Lectureship (CL) award - Post Doctoral Dietician.


BRC Senior Programme Manager appointed

Congratulations to Dr Karen Phekoo on being appointed as Senior Programme Manager for our NIHR BRC.