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NIHR Fellowship Programme Information Afternoon 2016

Event Information

NIHR Fellowship Programme Information Afternoon 2016

Wellcome Collection, London, United Kingdom

Event Description

RDS London and the NIHR Trainees Co-ordinating Centre (TCC) will be holding a Fellowship Information Afternoon for people intending to apply for the January 2017 round of the NIHR Fellowship ProgrammeIf you are intending to apply, we strongly encourage you to attend. 

The event aims to provide a more in-depth understanding of how best to apply for an NIHR Fellowship and the opportunity to ask questions of the NIHR TCC team, NIHR Fellowship panel members, experienced researchers and RDS advisors. Panel members who will be there to answer your questions will include: Doctoral Panel Deputy Chair Professor Gary Frost from Imperial College London; and Professor Graham Hart from University College London. 

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.


  • 13:00-13:10 Arrival and registration.
  • 13:10-13:15 Welcome
  • 13:15-14:25 Speaker - NIHR fellowship recipient: Dr Katherine Sleeman, NIHR Clinician Scientist, King’s College London and Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine
  • 13:55-15:35 Panel discussions:
    • NIHR application process
    • Study design
    • Training & development
  • 15:35-16:20 Questions and networking. Representatives from RDS London and NIHR available to answer questions. Tea & coffee served.

This event will build on the NIHR TCC introductory Fellowship webinar earlier in 2016, but attendance at the previous event is not a prerequisite to attend this event.  

1:1 Advice from RDS London

The best way to access individual advice from RDS London on your funding application is to request our support via our online form. Via this system, we can assign you an advisor in your area, who will provide feedback on your proposal and can co-ordinate any additional specialist advice (e.g. PPI or statistics). This advisor may contact you by phone or email or arrange appointments in person, depending on circumstances and the support provided.

For this individual support, please get in touch as early as possible, as this will allow us to provide the most support in developing your grant application. Due to the high volume of Fellowship support requests we receive, all requests for suport must be received more than 4 weeks before the submission deadline (and at that late stage we will only be able to provide limited assistance).

Individual advice at the Fellowship Information Event

If you are not using our advice service (discussed above), but would like to receive some brief feedback on your Fellowship application, we will have some RDS advisors available at the event. The RDS advisors will be available from 14:10-16:00 to give individual advice on research proposals (note: you will have to miss a panel session to attend).

If you would like to book a 30 minute session with an RDS advisor at the Fellowship event, please email: Please note that we will require that you send us a short (approximately two page) outline of your proposal to us at least two weeks before the event (by the 12th of September) for our advisers to read, otherwise we will be unable to conduct a 1:1 session.

For more information about getting assistance from RDS London, and too look at our resources on research design and preparing funding applications, please see our website. For general queries to RDS London email us at

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