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Research Support and Funding Opportunities

Information and useful links for finding funding opportunities and applying for research grants can be found here.

The National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was created in April 2006 under the 2005 Government strategy for health research: Best Research for Best Health. It is ‘the research arm of the NHS’ and collectively represents all publicly-funded research in the NHS. It administers research funding through a number of streams.

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University of Surrey Research and Enterprise Support (RES)

The Research Development Team have expertise and knowledge in:
Bid development and proposal writing
EU and UK funding bodies
Ethics & Research governance

They are responsible for:
Engaging with funders
Bid development training
Developing and maintaining an online resource
Providing dedicated support for high value, strategic and/or complex funding applications
Engaging with industrial partners / collaborators
Reviewing research proposals
Administering the Central Peer Review process

Contact details:
Senate House (H4)
Guildford, Surrey
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 689110
Fax: +44 (0) 1483 683791
Email: res@surrey.ac.uk

Research Design Service South East

The Research Design Service South East is a collaboration between the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) at the University of Kent, the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey.

The RDS South East provides support to individuals and teams of researchers undertaking health and social care-related research. Their Research Adviser team can help with developing and submitting research protocols to national peer reviewed funding programmes.

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The UK Research Office

The UK Research Office (UKRO) is the European office of the 7 UK Research Councils. It is also the national contact point for the UK Marie Curie and the European Research Council (ERC). It provides information on the latest news, opportunities and insight into EU research programmes and policies.

UKRO’s mission is to promote effective UK engagement in EU research, innovation and higher education activities, by:
• Enabling the UK research community to make informed decisions about participation in EU programmes and to maximise the opportunities available to them;
• Supporting UK input into European research policy development and implementation through informing and interfacing with the appropriate bodies; and
• Developing and maintaining a suite of quality services that meet the evolving needs of sponsors and subscribers.

The Office operates on a membership basis, receiving subscriptions from universities and other research organisations in the UK, as well from some non-UK organisations. The UKRO Subscriber Services pages are accessible to registered subscribers only. If you are based at a subscribing organisation you can access their services by creating your own profile, a quick and simple process requiring only your institutional email address.

Research Professional

An online data base providing information on open research funding opportunities from global funders and a source of international research policy and practice news.

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Royal Surrey County Hospital Research and Development

The Research & Development (R&D) department provides support and helps to get research off the ground as quickly and as easily as possible. They work together with clinical teams to assist in research projects around the Trust.

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Research and Development Department at Frimley Park Hospital

The research and development department at Frimley Park Hospital aims to assist the development of the evidence base used to inform the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of illness through clinical trials. The hospital is taking part in an increasing number of clinical trials. They are an active partner of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network (KSSCRN), encouraging UK Clinical Research Network (UKCRN) portfolio trials into the hospital.

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Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Research and Development Department

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is involved in a range of research programmes that aim to improve treatments for their patients.

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Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Research and Development Department

The Trust works closely with Kent, Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network, with local Universities, Royal Holloway University of London and University of Surrey, along with pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, and a range of electron and innovation companies. They also work with charities such as Cancer Research UK, Support Dogs UK and British Heart Foundation. They have various international collaborations across Europe, America and Japan.

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NHS Research and Development Forum

The NHS Research and Development Forum is member-led, open access and not-for-profit. It aims to be the UK-wide influencer and professional voice, resource and facilitator of best practice in health research management and research strategy development.

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University of Surrey Research Equipment Database 

 A searchable database of all research equipment valued over £10 000

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