What makes the NIHR tick? Registration open for EARC funder webinar

07 February 2022

Demystifying the National Institute for Health Research

Friday 4 March, 11:00-12:30

We are delighted to announce the first in a series of Eastern Arc funder webinars. To register to take part, click here. 

The National Institute for Health Research was established in 2006 and has an annual budget of more than £1bn. It funds health and social care, and has been seen as the ‘research arm of the NHS’.

However, many who do research that is relevant to the funder are detered from applying because its structure can seem confusing, its priorities obscure, and its processes unclear.

This webinar is intended to help with this. It will be a clear, straightforward overview of how the funder is structured, its 10 basic schemes, and how applications are assessed, together with insights into how you can frame your application for the best chance of success, and where you can find out more. We will leave plenty of time for questions, clarifications and discussion following the presentations.

Leading the webinar will be colleagues from across Eastern Arc.

  • Prof Andrew Bateman is based at Essex and is Director of the NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England as well as Head of Division of Interdisciplinary Research and Practice in the School of Health and Social Care.
  • Prof Garry Barton is a Professor of Health Economics at UEA, as well as Deputy Director and site lead for the NIHR RDS EoE. He is a panel member for NIHR Advanced Fellowships (PDF) and Programme Grant for Applied Research (PGfAR) applications.
  • Dr Ferhana Hashem is a Reader in Health Services Research in the Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent. She is Kent site lead for the RDS South East of England. She has written for Research Professional explaining the focus and structure of NIHR for those unfamiliar with it.
  • Prof Tracey Sach is also a Professor of Health Economics at UEA. She is currently Chair of the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit East of Engliand Research Advisory Committee.

The event is free and open to all. To take part register here. 

Photo by Jonathan Borba

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