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‘People are Messy’ – Free PPI event and screening at Royal Surrey 2/9/17

Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Saturday 2 September 2017 “This fabulous, entertaining and moving film goes to the heart of…

Vote for your winner! NIHR Let’s Get Digital 2017 entries shortlisted

The 25 shortlisted entries to the NIHR Let’s Get Digital competition 2017 are now open to an online public vote….

NIHR KMR (Knowledge Mobilisation Research) Fellowships Round 6 now open

The KMR Fellowship aims to build capacity within the fields of mobilising knowledge (i.e. to support more effective use of…

Applying for Social Care Research Funding? Watch new RDS video

An “Applying for NIHR Social Care Research Funding” event was held in Southampton on the 23rd of March 2017 to…

NIHR 2nd UK-wide call – Global Health Research – closes 20/10/17

Application dates: 13 July 2017 to 20 October 2017 Second UK-wide call for NIHR Global Health Research Groups A call has been…

CRN:KSS Renal Grant Writing Meeting 30/8/17, University of Kent, Canterbury

CRN:KSS Renal Disorders Specialty Group – Grant Writing Meeting Wednesday 30 August 2017 – 9 am – 1.30 pm 1st floor, Rutherford…