Research by design

At the RDS, we help people preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding programmes in applied health and social care. We cover the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Advice and support is provided free of charge and is available through research clinics, face-to-face, telephone and email.

Latest news

New presubmission opportunity for NIHR Programme Grant applicants

PGfAR are pleased to launch a new initiative to help researchers thinking of applying. Applicants have the opportunity to briefly…

New Health Research Authority (HRA) and INVOLVE guidance and briefing on public involvement and ethical review

The HRA is committed to improving the level and quality of public involvement in applications for ethical review. In partnership…

RDS SE August bulletin

Updates for health researchers – RDS SE August bulletin You can read our August bulletin online.    

NIHR Journals Library news

The NIHR Journals Library comprises five open access peer-reviewed journals reporting health research results from a range of areas. Its inspiration…

NIHR HTA Programme – new researcher-led funding calls

The NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme funds research into the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and…

Need to know about funding opportunities?

There are many sources of funding available for applied health research including the NIHR, Research Councils and major charities. Find…